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Edwards Campaign's Closing Memo

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a new internal memo outlining the campaign's planned message in the final days before the Iowa caucuses, the deputy campaign manager for former senator John Edwards (N.C.) argues that his candidate's middle-class message is working while predicting New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will spend the next week parroting the campaign tactics of the current Republican president in an attempt to frighten voters.

"We know that Senator Clinton will spend the week touting her national security credentials in a move that echoes George Bush's 2004 campaign," writes Jonathan Prince, deputy campaign manager for Edwards. "We believe Democrats will not be fooled by efforts to play on their fears."

As for Sen. Barack Obama, Prince writes that "it's no accident that Obama's criticisms of Edwards coincide with Edwards' uptick in recent polls."

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