Edwards, education, and ending poverty
One quick note, I had a chance to hear John Edwards speak at UT and then attend a blogger interview session afterward. I asked him about the economic integration program in Raleigh. He said he was in favor of replicating any program that could help end poverty. I didn't get the sense that he knew too much about the program (even though two of his kids attended Raleigh public schools) so he kind of gave a non-endorsement endorsement of it.
More interesting, though, is that Edwards also promotes the idea of a universally available college education. I wrote recently about Rahm Emanuel's (Chairman of the DCCC) statements to the same effect on Meet the Press. Could this become a major issue for Democrats to seize upon? Would Republicans play Scrooge and not support universal college education? Hmmmm...
More on this later. And sorry for the sparse posts recently.