Today, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards will begin airing a new ad. The ad features Edwards speaking to a crowd on his "to hold Congress accountable for passing universal health care within six months after he takes office as President."
"When I'm president I'm going to say to members of Congress and members of my administration, including my cabinet: I'm glad that you have health care coverage and your family has health care coverage. But if you don't pass universal health care by July of 2009 – in six months – I'm going to use my power as president to take your health care away from you. [Applause] There's no excuse for politicians in Washington having health care when you don't have health care. I'm John Edwards and I approve this message."