October 5, 2007

Columbus, Kentucky

Yesterday, John Edwards (D), candidate for president of the United States, visited the small village of Columbus, Kentucky way down in the southwest corner of the Bluegrass State, near the mighty Mississippi. At the 2000 census, Columbus housed 229 souls. Per capita income was $11, 766.

Almost 2,000 people turned out for Edwards' rally at Columbus-Belmont State Park.

Word got out. I'm willing to bet more than few folks in the crowd were from Missouri. I'm also willing to bet almost everyone who came will vote for Edwards just because he brought them into the campaign.

It's nice to see the 5o-state strategy and rural America find a place in a presidential campaign.

Maybe Columbus, Kentucky will work for Edwards like Century, Florida worked for Chiles.

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