In my presentation, one of the items I highlighted was that John Edwards publicly admitted to being wrong in his Iraq vote. In my opinion, a candidate who can admit they were wrong, rather than saying “Oh! I have seen the light!” or “I never said that [when the candidate DID say that]” like Romney is doing is a candidate with integrity.
Of course, one of the key issues for me is child welfare and family preservation – so far the only candidate who seems to care about these issues at all is John Edwards.
In the interests of full disclosure, my mother was a mill worker when young in up state New York – so the fact that John Edward’s father worked in a mill, and that he did early on resonates with me.