Columbia (WLTX)- John Edwards is campaigning down to the wire. Today, he made final stops in Mount Pleasant and Columbia, hoping to capture any undecided votes.
"I'm the underdog in South Carolina, I know that," says Edwards.
But Edwards is not letting his "underdog" status stop him from getting his message out. Edwards' message is one that may finally be reaching South Carolina voters.
Since Monday's democratic debate, Edwards has gained ground in the polls. "People are hearing me, we have enormous momentum and energy here in South Carolina, and they're seeing me talk about them, what affects their lives," say Edwards.
As opposed to engaging in what he calls the "petty bickering" and fighting between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, Edwards has focused on the people of South Carolina, and their place in his campaign.
"The people of South Carolina deserve a president and a presidential candidate who's focused on the things that affect their lives," says Edwards.
But will his "grown up" approach be enough to propel him to victory in his native state? He seems to think so. "We've got a lot of energy, momentum right now, It's clear from my events that we're moving and I think there's a real opportunity for a surprise," says Edwards.