John Edwards unwraps his 2008 platform:
It's wrong we have 37 million Americans living in poverty —separated from the opportunities of this country by their income, their housing, their access to education and jobs and health care —just as it was wrong we once lived in a country legally segregated by race. Too many places today are segregated by class.
Poverty is the great moral issue of our time, and we all have an obligation to do something about it.
Not just alleviate some of the symptoms.
Not just find ways to help some of the people.
But end it…
Which is why, today, I'm proposing we set a national goal of eliminating poverty in the next 30 years….