WASHINGTON (CNN) – He didn't mention his chief presidential rival by name, but it was clear whom White House hopeful John Edwards was targeting in a fiery speech in New Hampshire Thursday morning.
The former North Carolina senator, who finds himself lagging significantly behind fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in most national polls, told New Hampshire voters to reject "establishment elites" and "outdated answers…rooted in nostalgia."
"The trouble with nostalgia is that you tend to remember what you liked and forget what you didn’t," Edwards said. "It’s not just that the answers of the past aren’t up to the job today, it’s that the system that produced them was corrupt – and still is."
Clinton, the first lady from 1993-2001, often touts the successes of the Clinton administration on the campaign trail, as does her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney