Democratic Candidate John Edwards and his Two Americas … He is the Common Man in his 28K Sq Ft Home


Past Democratic VP nominee and now Presidential candidate, John Edwards constantly talks of the divisive two America’s when stumping for his campaign. He boasts of the have and the have nots. The man actually goes out of his way to dress down and pretend he is a regular guy when he announced he was running in 2008. Edwards talks of corporate greed and excess.  Gee, Mr. Edwards … which America do you live in? Let’s see how the common man John Edwards lives. Hypocrite!!!


RALEIGH — Presidential candidate John Edwards and his family recently moved into what, according to county tax officials, is the most valuable home in Orange County. The home, which includes a recreational building attached to the main living quarters, also is probably the largest in the county.

“The Edwardses’ residential property will likely have the highest tax value in the county,” Orange County Tax Assessor John Smith told . He estimated that the tax value will exceed $6 million when the facility is completed.

The rambling structure sits in the middle of a 102-acre estate on Old Greensboro Road west of Chapel Hill. The heavily wooded site and winding driveway ensure that the home is not visible from the road. “No Trespassing” signs discourage passersby from venturing past the gate.

Don Knight, Orange County building plans examiner, told CJ that, including the recreational building, the Edwardses’ home would be one of the largest in Orange County.

Knight approved the building plans that showed the Edwards home totaling 28,200 square feet of connected space. The main house is 10,400 square feet and has two garages. The recreation building, a red, barn-like building containing 15,600 square feet, is connected to the house by a closed-in and roofed structure of varying widths and elevations that totals 2,200 square feet.
(Carolina Journal)

Two Americas Speech

“Today, under George W. Bush, there are two Americas, not one: One America that does the work, another America that reaps the reward. One America that pays the taxes, another America that gets the tax breaks. One America that will do anything to leave its children a better life, another America that never has to do a thing because its children are already set for life. One America — middle-class America – whose needs Washington has long forgotten, another America – narrow-interest America – whose every wish is Washington’s command. One America that is struggling to get by, another America that can buy anything it wants, even a Congress and a President.”

I hate to inform you Mr. Edwards, but you are the people that you rail against in your speech.

I think we all remember who the real John Edwards is … Does he still feel pretty?


UPDATE: FAQ – John Edwards’ New House from Hugh Hewitt!

But I’ve always felt that Edwards is a phony. I don’t call him an empty suit – that’s too generous. I refer to him as a suit filled with anti-matter. It’s a bit hard to believe that someone who is actually obsessed with the plight of America’s downtrodden would devote so much energy and so many resources to building a home fit for a modern Medici. I just don’t buy it.

10) Will this hurt him? (Seems that Hugh and SM are on the same page … Edwards is a complete phony)

Yes. It reveals him to be a phony even more effectively than that video of him combing his hair for over a minute did. By the way, if you haven’t seen that video, you really owe it to yourself to check it out.



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    17 Responses to “Democratic Candidate John Edwards and his Two Americas … He is the Common Man in his 28K Sq Ft Home”

    1. irl500girl on January 26th, 2007 3:48 pm

      I’m no bleeding heart BUT just b/c he has money doesn’t mean he can’t stick up and fight for the poor folks. Nothing wrong with working hard or having family money and getting to the point you can afford a house that big.

    2. JusticeforNatalee on January 26th, 2007 4:10 pm

      Bush did the same thing with his folksy manner of speaking.

      (Bush couldn’t possibly have really thought that the correct way to pronounce
      “nuclear” was nuke ya ler.) Doesn’t he have an MBA?

      Let’s give Edwards a chance and see what he plans to do.

    3. Scared Monkeys on January 26th, 2007 4:20 pm

      #1 … He got the money in the same manner that he bitches that others have become rich. Thats the point. Stick uo for poor people? He made money on the backs of poor people and creative law suits.

      You cannot talk about two Americans when he is the other America. That’s why Edwards to a political fool.

      How do you all think one accumulates that type of wealth if not through tax shelters, loop holes, etc?

      Nothing wrong with working hard or having family money and getting to the point you can afford a house that big.

      Funny how those same rules do not apply to others who made money in the same fashion as Edwards who have a “R” in checked in their political preference block.

      A big house? A big house is 5000-7000 sq ft, not 28,000!

      It reminds me of the fundamental problem with Ross Perot’s third party candidacy when he was running as a grass roots, man of the people.

      Sorry folks, billionaires are not grass roots. Neither is John Edwards. His campaign and message is as contrived as his make up and hair.


    4. pdh3 on January 26th, 2007 4:36 pm

      John Edwards made his money by attending law school, working hard, and building a successful law firm. Mrs. Edwards also earned her law degree, and worked hard to become a financial success. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It is the American Dream. They have suffered through the loss of a child, and Mrs. Edwards has battled breast cancer, so I’m sure he can identify with those who are having a hard time. Our current President was born rich,and had family help in getting a business up and running. I seriously doubt he spent one minute going hungry or needing anything he couldn’t buy 10 times over. And I’m sure his family’s homes are not modest by any means. Let’s discuss the cost of Mr. Bush’s ranch, or any other home he owns, and the square footage as well.
      Whether or not John Edwards is qualified to become President is another issue, but don’t malign him for being smart enough,and hard working enough to become rich. The Edwards seem to be a decent couple with a beautiful family.My hat’s off to them for overcoming tragedy, and being able to return to living their life with a purpose.

    5. Scared Monkeys on January 26th, 2007 5:17 pm

      LOL … George W. Bush does not make class envy the pinnacle of his public political debate. There is something inherantly wrong with exsentuating differences in a negative light.

      You are making generalizations about someone you do not like. And a different one for someone that you do.

      You just made my point, thank you.

      Overcoming tragedy? Many people and families overcome tragedy that is far worse. That does not make him special. Others have suffered far worse.

      Please do not be so quick to think that a lawyer that sues for medial malpractice is doing it for benevolent reasons. There are consequences to law suit verdicts. Ask those in NC.

      Interesting reading:

      Edwards’ malpractice suits leave bitter taste

      One of the most successful personal-injury lawyers in North Carolina history, Mr. Edwards won dozens of lawsuits against doctors and hospitals across the state that he now represents in the Senate. He won more than 50 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more, according to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and 31 of those were medical-malpractice suits.

      During his 20 years of suing doctors and hospitals, he pioneered the art of blaming psychiatrists for patients who commit suicide and blaming doctors for delivering babies with cerebral palsy, according to doctors, fellow lawyers and legal observers who followed Mr. Edwards’ career in North Carolina.

      Did ‘Junk Science’ Make John Edwards Rich?

      The real question at the root of many tragic child deliveries was whether CP was caused from aphasia due to medical malpractice vs. a genetic disorder that no one could have prevented. The fact that it is a helpless child who winds up with CP, brings emotion into the situation rather than the facts.

      Eldon L. Boisseau of the Kansas-based firm Turner and Boisseau, specializing in defending doctors’ insurance companies from medical malpractice lawsuits, agreed that physician-caused cerebral palsy “occurs only rarely.”

      As noted, it now turns out that the causal link between physician malpractice and cerebral palsy is much less certain than was once believed. Furthermore, fetal heart monitoring–which was adopted by many hospitals in the ’70′s and ’80′s as a defense against claims of medical malpractice — may not be as accurate a tool to measure fetal distress as previously hoped. (CNN)


    6. Scared Monkeys on January 26th, 2007 5:43 pm

      OK, here is a perfect example.

      Let’s talk about helping the little guy. One must remember when one should never have to constantly tell others that they help “the little guy”. When they do have to there is usually a reason why.

      Who helps out the little guy more?

      Tim Miller or John Edwards?

      If the answer by anyone is both, then the next question is who got rich in the process?

      True help generally does not require monetary reimbursement.

    7. Miss-Underestimate on January 26th, 2007 6:13 pm

      Wow just think who would/have lobbied Edwards. High health insurance premiums, high medical care, lack of medical care, are results of malpractice suits.

      Next time you see your doctor, you should kiss his/her hiney, these people are being put thru the wringer. I hope one of the presidents will be smart enuff to push malpractice caps thru.

      Edwards can’t possibly know what the working class is going thru. Sure he will court the poor, but what can he do for the working class.

      Do you think Doctors are eager to book appointments for him or his family? How many pro bono cases did he take, not many, he would have not amassed his wealth being a samaritan.

    8. Miss-Underestimate on January 26th, 2007 6:15 pm

      Ask the doctors Edwards sued about the American dream

    9. MOLLY FROM LOUISIANA on January 26th, 2007 9:53 pm

      what is this challenge crapola ?

    10. pdh3 on January 27th, 2007 1:02 am

      Any doctor who has been sued is not going to have a favorable opinion of the lawyer involved in bringing the suit against him, nor is the doctor’s malpractice insurance representative. You are using opinions from biased sources. And the trials were probably jury trials, so maybe John Edwards did a better job of representing his clients than the insurance company lawyers did in representing theirs. They could have disputed the scientific evidence, and I’m sure the judges played some part in what was admitted into evidence at these trials. Maybe, just maybe, there were actual babies who were harmed by doctors, and whose grieving families needed financial compensation to help care for these children. You don’t know all the facts of each individual case.
      Do you think the Bush millions were made in a cleaner and more honorable fashion? Do you think the Bush family does
      as much for the little guy as Tim Miller? What about Dick Cheney? I’m sure Haliburton has the little guy in mind all the time as they suck up government contracts that are paid for by the little guy’s taxes.
      Why not share the love and take a look at all politicians who are wealthy and live in big houses on both sides of the political fence, if that’s your concern. They all claim to be interested in the little guy.

    11. Leslie on January 27th, 2007 9:05 am

      House Size Comparison:
      David Duffield (People Soft founder) = 72,000 sq. ft. (planned)
      Hearst Castle = 60,645 sq. ft.
      The White House = 55,000 sq. ft.
      Bill Gates Home = 48,000 sq. ft.
      Larry Ellison = 10,000 sq. ft.

    12. Scared Monkeys on January 27th, 2007 2:40 pm

      We are discussing John Edwards not anyone else here, thats the point. John Edwards had no more the little guy in mind than any other “ambulance chaser” atty.

      Just because he says he is for the little guy does not make it so. Thats the point here.

      You need to bring up other people and diss them in order to some how prove that John Edwards is different.

      Thats nonsense, John Edwards is a typical, attorney, politician. They are all the same.

      He talks about Two America’s … he divides two America’s and he is a hypocrite.

      Not to mention a political novice who has not a clue. The guy wants to run for President, yet could not even get re-elected in NC.

      Edwards is a media driven joke.

    13. Skyboxx on January 27th, 2007 10:40 pm

      ……….Now this room is where Elizabeth and I allow the servants to take their two 15 minute breaks and change into their work uniforms…..

      ………next, right down the hall is what I like to call the ‘Show me the MONEY room’…………..”

    14. Charle Maine on January 28th, 2007 9:38 pm

      I hope he has a Beauty Salon in that 28,000 square footage. I am a former hairstylist for TV and Film; watching this video tells me more about him than any speech ever could. Check. Got him pegged.

    15. NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK on January 29th, 2007 12:53 pm

      I also think the issue of “Money” or how “Rich” you are does not really rely on the size of the “Bank Account” or the size of the various houses the person has — it basically revolves around “how many generations of money” the family has and who is in the “inner circle” or not.


      SM: A trial lawyer with political connections … I would call that an inner circle.


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    17. Rich on August 11th, 2007 4:57 am

      I cant believe how many people buy into Edwards’ BS. Here is a guy that complains about how the wealthy dont pay enough in taxes. Yet, in a year when he made an enormaous amount of money he structures his business in the grey area of tax law in order to avoid paying Medicare and Social Security taxes by taking his salary in the form of dividends. Wake up people…he is not who you think he is

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