During the Monday night debate, John Edwards had believed he was the only adult during that time with good reason. John Edwards was left in the sidelines as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama trade jabs with each other on voting records and political experience.
“Between all of the allegations of Hillary serving on the WalMart board and Sen. Obama working for a slumlord, I was proud to represent the grownup wing of the Democratic Party last night,” he said at a town hall meeting on Tuesday morning in Conway, South Carolina.
He said to reporters that he believed that he won Monday night’s debate. However, he said that it remains to be seen if his performance will resonate with the voters of South Carolina.
“It depends on how many people watched the debate, how much of it gets replayed on television,” Edwards explained. He added: “The struggle for me, of course, is getting heard. I know that when I get heard this message of fighting for the middle class and the promise of this country being available to everybody – which is at the core of everything that I’m doing – people respond to it.”
Most of the morning, Edwards focused on the economy upon hearing news from Wall Street that stocks were tumbling.
“There’s a disconnect between Washington and the government paying attention to what’s happening in real people’s lives, as opposed to just paying attention to what’s happening on Wall Street,” Edwards said.
So far, he proposes to stimulate the country’s economy by investing in “green” infrastructure that would make one million new jobs as a result. Edwards also proposed modernizing unemployment laws and to create a national home rescue fund to deal with the mortgage crisis.
In a conference call, Edwards said that he got the endorsement of the South Carolina Communications Workers of America.
Edwards will be on both the Late Show with David Letterman and the Tyra Banks Show.