Edwards: ‘I Can Beat McCain’

Jan 20, 2008 3:10pm

ABC News’ Raelyn Johnson Reports: Following a campaign stop in Winnsboro, South Carolina, former Sen. John Edwards chimed in on the current state of the presidential race, particularly, the come back of Republican candidate John McCain, who just won Saturday’s SC Republican primary.

"He is starting to look like the Republican nominee and I think it’s important for us to have somebody to run against McCain who can beat him, and there are national polls that show I’m the one who beats John McCain in the general election," said Edwards speaking to reporters.

"This is a guy who’s made central to his political life campaign finance reform. It seems to me we ought to be putting somebody up against him who’s never taken money from special interest PACs or Washington lobbyists… that’s me."

Edwards is in South Carolina campaigning for a comeback of his own, in the state he won in 2004.

Speaking about his poor finish in the Nevada caucuses Saturday Edwards admitted, "I got my butt kicked and now I’m going to get up and fight. I’m going to fight for all the things that I care about. And those causes have not gone away and haven’t changed."

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