Edwards says South Carolina was a victory. One nobody notices when you get 18 percent and Barack Obama gets 55 percent.

Numerous polls in the Palmetto state recently had Edwards roughly 30 points behind Clinton. But because of a strong debate performance and nonstop, personal and often bitter attacks between our rivals, Edwards proved this is a three way race. He dramatically narrowed the gap – and exceeded expectations. With two debates scheduled between now and February 5th, we expect John Edwards to continue to climb as he proudly represents the grown-up wing of the Democratic Party.

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