John Edwards Meets Colorado Bloggers

Jason Bane also contributed to this report.

While in Denver, former vice presidential candidate John Edwards took time out of his busy day to meet with Colorado’s new citizen journalists: bloggers.

In a packed conference room Edwards briefly answered questions ranging from poverty to straight politics.  He called blogs “way cool” and said that Denver would be a great place to host the 2008 Democratic convention.“I think having the convention in Denver would be a great thing,” said Edwards. “We want all of America to feel like they are a part of the Democratic Party. It would be a really positive thing.”

With the nation’s deficit in the trillions, Edwards said we would be in favor of repealing tax cuts made under the Bush Administration to steady the economy. On U.S. torture overseas, Edwards also said it was important for the U.S. to follow the Geneva Conventions.

Photo from ProgressNow Action, the group that organized the event.

Near the end of the meeting, the clich

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at