The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 September 2003

Edwards blows through

Yesterday Senator John Edwards dropped into McAlester on a campaign trip, which is noteworthy mostly because McAlester, while the largest city in southeast Oklahoma, is still pretty much a small town wrapped around a prison. Still, the southeastern quarter is one of the few places in the state where Democrats still dominate, so there's good reason for Edwards to be here.

He didn't say much he hadn't said before; he reiterated his opposition to the wholesale closing of military bases — which plays well in McAlester, home of the Army Ammunition Depot — and played up his blue-collar origins: "I believe in an America where the son of a mill worker can beat the son of a president."

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