The burden of being John Edwards

The candidate's wife notes that he's neither black nor a woman.

Published August 7, 2007 8:59PM (EDT)

Elizabeth Edwards on why her husband, who trails Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the national polls, may need the Internet to succeed: "In some ways, it's the way we have to go. We can't make John black, we can't make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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