His campaign slogan for the 2008 presidential race is, "Tommorow begins today."
He is an outspoken critic of the Fox News Channel because of their conservative bias. He has even boycotted debates hosted by them.
His 2008 presidential run is endorsed by actors such as Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, and Madeleine Stowe.
Once, he was insulted by Ann Coulter, who used the epithet, "f*ggot," in a one-liner joke about him.
His wife is diagnosed with breast cancer.
He was the director of the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina.
His honeymoon was in a hotel in Williamsburg, Virginia.
He graduated college in only 3 years instead of the normal 4.
He started his own law firm, Kirby and Holt, with his friend, David Kriby, in 1993.
He was a consultant for the Fortress Investment Group.
He set a North Carolina record, when he won a $25 million jury award in 1997.
During his college years, he opposed the Vietnam War and then president, Richard Nixon.
His hometown is Robbins, North Carolina.
He has blue eyes.
He is an author of 3 books.
He paid for a $400 haircut twice.
He announced his entry into the 2004 Presidential election on The Daily Show.
In 1990, he was inducted into The Inner Circle Of Advocates, a group of the nation's top 100 lawyers. He became the youngest person to be inducted.
When John Edwards was born, his parents were not able to afford the hospital bill, so they had to take out a loan of $50 at 100% interest.
During his career as an attorney, he has won a total of over $205 million dollars for his clients.
Strangely, although John Edwards is a Democrat, his parents are Republicans.
He registered for the Vietnam War draft, but he was never enlisted into the armed forces.
At North Carolina State University he graduated with a 3.8 grade point average.
In 1996, he was named one of the best lawyers in the country by Lawyer's Weekly.
He majored in textile management.
Before attending the University of North Carolina, he attended Clemson University hoping to be accepted into their football team.
His son, Wade, was killed in a car accident in 1996. He started the Wade Edwards Foundation in his memory.
He is a member of the United Methodist Church.
He fathered four children, two sons, Wade and Jack, and two daughters, Emma Claire and Cate.
He was named "sexiest politician alive" in the November 2000 edition of People magazine.
He is married to Elizabeth Edwards, who he met during college.
He is 6 feet tall.
He announced his entry into 2008 Presidential election in New Orleans, Louisiana in the neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
John Edwards: The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
John Edwards: I want to be a champion for the people I have fought for all my life, regular people.
John Edwards: This is America, where everything is still possible.
John Edwards: I don't think I look all that young. You've probably heard me say my scars are all on the inside.