Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Only the wealthy can run for office

Title: Wealthy Candidates Tout Populist Message
Source: Fox News
Date: February 19, 2004

From the article:
    John Edwards and John Kerry are trying to appeal to the common man with their populist notions and messages on the campaign trail, but the two multi-millionaires don't live like most Americans.

    The top Democratic presidential hopefuls both own mansions in tony Georgetown (search), the Washington, D.C., neighborhood known for its prime real estate and high-end fashion boutiques.

    On one historic cobblestone street lives Edwards, whose 184-year-old, 13-room home is valued at $3.8 million. About a block away is the residence where Kerry lives, a 104-year-old, four-story home with 23 rooms that is conservatively estimated to be worth $4.3 million.
When you look at George Bush and his cabinet, you see the same thing. It would appear that we have come to the point where only the wealthy can run for president.


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