"I have chosen a man who understands and defends the values of America, a man who has shown courage and conviction as a champion for middle-class Americans and for those struggling to reach the middle class..."
John Kerry, July 6, 2004, on choosing John Edwards as his running mate
"A Disingenuous, Unaccomplished Liberal And Friend To Personal Injury Trial Lawyers."
July 6, 2004 headline on the "Who is John Edwards?" page of the Republican National Committee's Web site