December 14th, 2007
03:10 PM ET
15 years ago

Edwards touts health care plan in new ad

Edwards is out with a new ad on healthcare.

(CNN) - John Edwards took a familiar element of his stump speech to the Iowa airwaves Friday.

In the ad, titled “Voice”, the former North Carolina senator repeats the story of James Lowe, a man with a cleft palate who “had no voice for 50 years,” because he could not afford to pay for the operation that would allow him to speak, and did not have health insurance.

“This is wrong. It is immoral,” says Edwards in the ad. “When are we going to stop letting drug companies, insurance companies and their lobbyists run this country?”

The campaign began airing a similar spot in New Hampshire earlier this month.

- CNN’s Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Iowa • John Edwards
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Mia, Stafford, VA

    If you were offended by John's $400 haircut, how do you feel about his 28,000 square foot house. 28,000 square feet!!!!

    I don't think he should have to live as if he were poor or middle class, but 28,000 square feet says something that doesn't line up with his message.

    Him VOTING FOR THE BANKRUPTCY bill that would make it HARDER FOR THE POOR AND WORKING class to RECOVER should they have to file for bankruptcy doesn't line up with his message about being for the working class.

    He knew he was going to run for president again, yet he went to work for a HEDGE FUND group, and then turn around and call them corrupt.

    There is something wrong with this guys judgment. I'm just not buying what he is selling.

    December 16, 2007 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. Reid C. Granke, Madison, WI

    Early in the presidential race, I determined that John Edwards made more sense than all the other candidates. I am still of that opinion - even more so. But, what is most appealing about him is that I think he has Truman-like integrity. That is rare, and desperately needed!

    December 16, 2007 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
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    It never ceases to amaze me how insurance companies can gouge the hell out of its insureds, post multi-billion dollar profits by denying health insurance and raising health insurance costs, and then get suckers to buy onto the purchased (and I do mean bought and paid for) republican soundbite "its all the trial lawyers". If you believe that, you are a fool who gets what they deserve. If you do not realize that this country has been copletely taken over by corporations and their needs to get an ever higher profit margin, you are the moron that scapegoats are designed for.

    December 17, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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