Using taxpayer dollars to fund his presidential campaign doesn't leave John Edwards at a disadvantage in the race.
That's the view from Edwards' campaign manager David Bonior. Edwards originally said he'd skip the public financing system to
raise more money on his own.
He changed his mind this week. The decision means the 2004 vice presidential nominee will get millions of dollars from the public fund, but he'll have to adhere to state-by-state and national spending limits.
Bonior says he rejects the opinion of political experts who say
the decision will handicap Edwards' campaign.