At 1 p.m., Edwards and his two youngest children, Jack and Emma Claire, got on their bus for the hour-plus drive to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Dayton. He pulled right up to a typical "Frest Start for America" rally, spoke for about 45 minutes, then did TV interviews and reporter roundtables inside his bus with the local press.
The caravan left Dayton around 4 p.m. and drove to a Main Street rally in Lima that started around 5:45 p.m. After another round of local interviews, Edwards and company left for the two-hour drive to Toledo to spend the night.
Monday morning featured a 9:30 a.m. rally at which Edwards amended his stump speech to include the news of the day--the discovery that 380 tons of high-powered explosives had gone missing in Iraq. From there the entourage headed to the Toledo airport to fly to Milwaukee, then Dubuque, and finally Minneapolis--four states in one day. x