John Edwards' Bad Edit
The candidate's video sleight of hand.
Updated Thursday, March 8, 2007, at 7:26 AM
John Edwards is serious about health care. In fact, his proposal for revamping America's chaotic health-care system is more serious and detailed than any of the other candidates' plans. But when Edwards sent out a campaign video to 70,000 Iowa voters earlier this week, something caught our eye—a bit of video-editing trickery that made Edwards appear to be talking about medical care when he was really talking about Iraq.
Click on the video screen to play John Dickerson's Damned Spot about Edwards' switcheroo.
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