For what it’s worth, I would say there are double the number of John Edwards signs than there were Hillary Clinton signs. He opens by saying: “I know a lot of you want to know how Elizabeth is doing. Elizabeth is doing great.”
Also, “I intend to be the best union president in the history of the United States.”
Says healthcare plan would cost $80-$120 billion, but he has a way to pay for it. “Let’s get rid of George Bush’s tax cuts for people who make over $200,000.”
This leads to huge applause and chants of “ED-WARDS! ED-WARDS!’
Also has people on their feet for his new chicken-or-the-egg plan for getting universal healthcare passed: he will submit a bill on his first day in office, saying that Congress, the President, and the cabinet will lose their healthcare coverage by July, 2009 unless they pass universal healthcare. But what if they don’t pass that bill?
This doesn’t prevent the crowd from starting more chants of “ED-WARDS! ED-WARDS!’