Can John Edwards Relate to the Poor When he Lives in a $6 Million House?
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, who is running on an anti-poverty platform, is facing questions about his $6 million estate near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The Raleigh News and Observer says Edwards has been asked whether there is a contradiction between his home — which has a basketball and racquetball courts, along with a pool — and his pledge to reduce poverty. Edwards has said that he's been lucky — making millions as a trial lawyer. He has said he feels the responsibility to help people help themselves. In his first presidential campaign, he was attacked for living in a Georgetown mansion while he was talking about two Americas — one rich and one poor.
And let's not forget the beach home he has in some gated community on the coast...