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.