July 24th, 2007
03:45 PM ET
11 years ago

Debate continues for Edwards

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Who's a better cook, Bobbie Edwards or Martha from Kitty's Soul Food? Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards got the chance to see if someone else's food could beat his mom's home cooking at a local joint in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday morning.

"I'm looking forward to eating the food," Edwards said. "And I tell you, I want to see if your country cooking's as good as my mother's, who's sitting right over there. It's a tough competition."

Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, and his parents Bobbie, 74, and Wallace, 75, joined him in sampling the fare at the local restaurant. They were all in town for the CNN/YouTube debate on Monday night.

This is not the first time Edwards' parents have joined him on the campaign trail.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: John Edwards
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Rick

    Gee, I hope Mr. Edwards shares some of this food with the many homeless and poverty stricken children in So. Carolina. What a nice touch that would be.

    July 24, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. David, Atlanta GA

    what a pointless post by CNN!
    Every other post about the candidates pertained to REAL news, its a shame that CNN thinks that a cooking contest is somehow important. Notice how Obama and Clinton all get articles with substance (and photos) while Edwards gets snubed.
    I'd be nice to see more balanced coverage of the top 3 rather than the typical Obama Clinton articles.

    July 24, 2007 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. David San Jose

    Is it just me or does John Edwards appear more and more pompous and abbrasive. I am finding him increasingly annoying. I especially get annoyed when he tries to act like RFK.

    July 24, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |