Elizabeth Edwards says the Democratic Party has written off the South.
The wife of former North Carolina senator John Edwards said that Democrats have not paid attention to southern states in recent presidential elections, and it seems unlikely that either Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will spend much time in the region if they are the nominee.
"We didn't campaign with a single ad in North Carolina last time and we had a North Carolinian on the ballot," Edwards said Tuesday in Nashville Tennessee according to AP. "Why? Because they didn’t think a Democrat could win North Carolina."
Edwards said if her husband was the nominee, he could make a play for the five states with Democratic governors — Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.