A lot of cynical pundits on both the right and left have been wondering why John Edwards has chosen to make poverty a signature point of his campaign. After all, they muse, these people don't donate any money; the majority don't even vote. Why is he wasting his time?
Maybe this is why.
Because for so long, these people have had no one to speak up for them-not even each other. Certainly not their elected officials, who cut their housing funds while making sure big oil and millionaires get fat tax breaks.
I wonder what Ann Coulter has done for the poor lately, besides call their champion a slur?