Edwards Returns To 2004 Campaign Theme

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards returned to his theme of "two Americas" in a speech in New York last night.

The former North Carolina senator says the divide between rich and poor has grown since he emphasized the problem in his failed 2004 presidential campaign.

Edwards says the nation's tax system has been rewritten by the Bush administration to favor the wealthy and shift the tax burden to working families.

Edwards told the crowd at the Cooper Union school that people deserve the American dream, the right to succeed on the strength of
one's own merits. He says too many Americans don't have the
opportunity anymore.

He said he wants people to be able to afford a 400-dollar haircut, making a joke about his own expensive haircut.