Remember John Edwards, the sunny candidate with a positive tone? Things have changed.
Edwards has moved to
negative aggressive tactics that are described by some as angry and by others as effective:
"Hell yeah I'm confrontational and I'm not ashamed of it," Edwards said. "We need a fighter in the White House."
In the Democratic debates, no one punches harder, especially when the target is front-runner Hillary Clinton, who accuses Edwards of throwing mud.
"She continues to defend a system that does not work, that is broken, that is rigged, and is corrupt," Edwards said.
CBS's Chip Reid reports:
Edwards has no choice but to go negative. If he fails to win in Iowa, after campaigning there practically nonstop since he and Kerry were defeated by Bush/Cheney, Edwards is toast. Desperate times....