Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Conway, South Carolina

Good afternoon from Conway which is about 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach. It was the site of a John Edwards rally Tuesday morning. This was his first post debate event and he was joined by his parents but still no Elizabeth Edwards.

He held the event in an old peanut warehouse. His crowd was a bit larger and bit more energized than other events I've attended recently. There was probably a 100-150 people.

Polls are showing Edwards came out looking good to voters after Clinton and Obama spent most of their time bickering at each other. Edwards told the crowd he came out as the only grown up Democrat in last night's debate.

After the appearance he told us he's not sure if it will translate to votes because he believes he's still struggling to get media attention and the networks might focus soley on the Obama/Clinton debacle despite what the polls are saying.

This was his only campaign appearance today. He's headed to New York City tonight for an appearance on the David Letterman Show. He heads back to SC tomorrow and will barnstorm small towns across the state with actor Danny Glover and the actor that played Cooter on Dukes of Hazzard.

Our Charlotte crew covering the Primary is covering Bill Clinton today which means we would miss Obama campaigning with actress Kerry Washington and R&B singer Usher. Therefore, we are going to wrap up our story here in a bit and head to the Obama event. We could wait and get Obama tomorrow but this is the only event with those special guests and I think it's worth it to go because it's a good story about trying to get young, independent voters.

I'll keep you posted! It's finally getting to 50 degrees today thank goodness!!!

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