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Friday, August 18, 2006

Edwards backs Lamont, shows his support in New Haven

John Edwards, the possible 2008 presidential candidate made a stop in New Haven yesterday to show his support for Democratic Senate nominee Ned Lamont. In front of hundreds of supporters at Yale New-Haven Medical schoolyard, Edwards hit home the issue of poverty in the nation with Lamont addressing the issue head-on while admitting that he didn't talk enough about the problem during his primary campaign.

If last night was any indication, I think that will change.

Edwards and Lamont allowed bloggers to pepper them with a series of questions before the rally got underway. Edwards had no problem letting his feelings known about Joe Lieberman and his independent campaign and I had no problem recording his response. Both men also addressed the shame of the nation called New Orleans and the failure of the Bush Administration in terms of addressing the seriousness of the problem.

Although I recorded the entire event, for now, here is the online media news conference with Edwards and Lamont. New Haven Independent's Paul Bass has his usual excellent write-up which I recommend reading. Republican Joe Lieberman's nightmare Spazeboyman popped up a video also so don't forget to get his site a look. I'll have my pics from the rally and the rest of the video footage up later.