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Edwards Seen as Adding 'Everyman' Appeal

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Edwards Seen as Adding 'Everyman' Appeal

Edwards Seen as Adding 'Everyman' Appeal

Edwards Seen as Adding 'Everyman' Appeal

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Sen. John Kerry's choice of Sen. John Edwards as his running mate is seen as a largely pragmatic decision. On a personal level, Kerry liked U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri better. Edwards doesn't necessarily bring any electoral votes with him, but he is a charismatic speaker and expert debater, and his rags-to-riches life story has a powerful appeal. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Mara Liasson.