Real American Heroes: John Edwards Edition

Real American Heroes: John Edwards Edition

Real American Heroes: John Edwards Edition

A campaign blog.
Nov. 1 2007 7:39 AM

Real American Heroes: John Edwards Edition

John Edwards is launching a new ad in Iowa today called " Heroes ." (No, we can’t embed video at the moment; yes, we’re working on it.) "If you’re looking for heroes, don’t look to me," he says over a soundtrack that sounds a lot like Coldplay. "Don’t look to Elizabeth. … We have the American people behind us. Look to them."

He’s using the ad to kick off "American Heroes Week," a tribute to the working men and women of America. Seems like a good way to use his momentum coming out of Tuesday’s debate. Plus, after his New Hampshire SEIU endorsement, it could confirm him for good as the candidate of the working class.

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But am I the only one who can’t hear that tour name without thinking about Bud Light’s " Real American Heroes " ads? Edwards could certainly use the votes of Mr. Jelly Donut Filler , Mr. Major League Infield Raker , Mr. Fake Tattoo Inventor , Mr. Putt-Putt Golf Course Designer , and Mr. Wrecking Ball Operator. He might even pander to Mr. Inspirational Poster Writer (although that guy’s probably already on staff). Of course, let’s not forget the realest of American heroes, the one who toils away for countless years despite the slimmest odds: Mr. Third-Place Candidate Man.