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