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John Edwards: In his own words
John Edwards
Edwards promises a "different politics"
The Democratic candidate for US vice-president, John Edwards, is regarded by many of his supporters as an accomplished orator.

Correspondents say his popularity is partly down to optimistic and ideological speeches where he promises "a different kind of politics" and to be "a champion for regular people".

Here is a selection of his quotes:

On President George W Bush:

"Working people have been shut out by this president because he values only one thing: wealth."

"They have led us from the edge of greatness when Bill Clinton left office to the edge of a cliff."

"George Bush has a health care plan - pray you don't get sick."

"The president of the United States has to actually be able to walk and chew gum a