Hold on to your wallets

Mike Allen reports that Dem presidential hopeful John Edwards, trailing badly in the campaign money race, is getting ready to head out on a ‘poverty tour’:

Can JRE pull off a JFK, or an RFK (asks Politico chief political writer Mike Allen, who is sharing guestblogging duties while Ben is on vacation)? John Edwards plans to announce Monday that he’ll take a break from fund-raising and campaigning in early-voting states next week for a three-day, eight-state, 12-city “Road to One America” tour aimed at calling attention to poverty in the deep South, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and the Rust Belt. The campaign points out that none of the states he’ll visit has an early 2008 primary, and says Edwards won’t be doing rallies.

Riiight. This poverty tour has ‘nothing’ to do with fund-raising and campaigning. Just like that poverty center Edwards formed was all about helping ‘poor people in need.’

And I’m Queen Elizabeth.

I want YOU to believe I really care.

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