The problems of New Orleans will highlight the strengths of the John Edwards campaign. How many of you remember the American dream? It's not that you'll get on American Idol or The Great Chase and make a million dollars. It's not that you'll win the lottery and be rich. The American Dream, teh way I was brought up, is that if you work hard and do your best then your kids will have better opportunities. That if you work hard and play by the rules, you will make the world a better place for your children.
That is what New Orleans shows us, that the American Dream has been bastardized and left behind. We now live in a nation where year more people slide into poverty, where "Hope" is not on the way. Where Hope is as far from reality as the winning lottery ticket.
I look forward to hearing a real debate about how we can recapture the American Dream. The only downside I see, is that I won't be able to make the announcement. How about a second one in Chapel Hill!!!
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