Joe Klein reports on the surprising front runner in Iowa right now. It’s not Hillary. It’s not Obama. It’s…John Edwards!
[Edwards] has been working the state very hard, and Iowans really, really like him. They liked him but thought he was too young in 2004, when he finished second to John Kerry in the Iowa caucuses. They liked him last June, when a Register poll had him beating Clinton 30% to 26%. They liked him a few weeks ago when, according to Yepsen [a local journalist], more than 800 Iowans showed up for a John Edwards book signing. “He’s just a great fit for this state,” says Yepsen. “He’s low-key, down-to-earth, a nice guy.”
Take a look at this video that someone cleverly (and appropriately) set to music. It tells me everything I need to know about this guy.
Front runner in Iowa