Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina speaks during his visit to the Hurricane Katrina-hit 9th ward of New Orleans

 
Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina speaks during his visit to the Hurricane Katrina-hit 9th ward of New Orleans
Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina speaks during his visit to the Hurricane Katrina-hit 9th ward of New Orleans, Louisiana December 28, 2006. Edwards, the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2004, launched a run for the presidency on Thursday with a call to cut U.S. troops in Iraq, reduce global warming and end poverty in America. REUTERS/Sean Gardner