From The Edwards Campaign:
Today, after officially filing papers to be on the New Hampshire primary ballot, Senator John Edwards delivered a major thematic speech at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Edwards made the case that our government is failing to live up to the American people, and as a result, we are in danger of being the first generation not to pass on a better America to our children. Edwards defined the choice voters face – to allow the powerful special interests to continue to corrupt our country or to choose a new path that will deliver the promise of America.
Excerpts of Edward's address are included below:
"It's time to tell the truth. And, the truth is the system in Washington is corrupt. It is rigged by the powerful special interests to benefit they very few at the expense of the many. And, as a result, the American people have lost faith in our broken system in Washington, and believe it no longer works for ordinary Americans. They're right.
"Being called president while powerful interests really run things is not the same as being free to lead this nation as president of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
"This is the cause of my life. This is the cause of our time. Join me. Together, we cannot fail. We will keep faith with those who have gone before us, strong and proud in the knowledge that we too rose up to guard the promise of America in our day, and that, because we did, America's best days still lie ahead."