In July 2004, Kerry announced that Edwards would be his vice presidential running mate, saying, “I have chosen a man who understands and defends the values of America…a man whose life has prepared him for leadership and whose character brings him to exercise it.”
Kerry said that Edwards, “like me, is blessed with a remarkable wife: a strong, brave woman, Elizabeth Edwards. And Teresa and I will be proud to stand with the Edwards family…Anyone who knows them — and America will get to know them — knows that this is a family that loves each other and loves America. He has honored the lessons of home and family that he learned in North Carolina. And he brings those values to shape a better America together with all of us.”
But he is a really good judge of women, or at least their financial reports.
He has achieved his status as the richest man in the Senate (All ready known as a ‘millionaires’ club) the old fashioned way, by marrying wealthy women. Twice.
His current wife’s fortune is what she inherited from her first husband, a Republican Senator and heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune. So he actually owes his fortune to a Republican.
Kind of makes you snicker when he lambastes “the rich”.