Down to the Wire | News Feature | Indy Week
Pin It

Down to the Wire 

On the Road with John Edwards

If this is Sunday, it must be Ohio. As the presidential race entered its final full week, the John Edwards campaign spent Sunday on a bus tour of Ohio, a critical state for the Kerry-Edwards ticket. It started in Cincinnati at 9:35 a.m., when an entourage of four buses (one for the candidate, one for his staff, and two for the press) plus vans, police and Secret Service left the Cincinnati Hotel for the Allen Temple AME Church. The candidate stayed an hour, then it was back to the hotel where the press filed their stories and packed up.

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

More by Jenny Warburg

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News Feature



Twitter Activity

Comments

I don't remember Obama being asked to apologize for the Black panthers during his administration. And I don't remember Obama …

by Timothy Oswald on North Carolina Militia Activists Take Up President Trump’s Fear of a Migrant, Muslim Planet (News Feature)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

I don't remember Obama being asked to apologize for the Black panthers during his administration. And I don't remember Obama …

by Timothy Oswald on North Carolina Militia Activists Take Up President Trump’s Fear of a Migrant, Muslim Planet (News Feature)

It seems to me all these people are looking in the wrong direction. If we wan't to protect our kids …

by Timothy Oswald on Why We March: Ten Thousand People Took to Downtown Raleigh Streets to Say Enough Is Enough (News Feature)

I read him all the time and reading thru these comments, Christian's are crazy and hateful. So glad I am …

by LisaNH on How Raleigh’s John Pavlovitz Went from Fired Megachurch Pastor to Rising Star of the Religious Left (News Feature)

The ease with which Google can install its fiber network depends on each city's infrastructure, size, permitting process and staffing. …

by Quality Backlink on What to expect when you're expecting Google Fiber (News Feature)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation