From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
In the past two weeks, health care has come to the forefront of the Democratic race again with Clinton attacking Obama for his plan. So Edwards, whose campaign touts that it was out first with a plan that is now very similar to Clinton's, is trying to inject himself into the argument with a new 30-second spot in New Hampshire.
In the ad, he stresses his opposition to negotiating with drug companies, something he routinely talks about in his stump speeches. "You're gonna sit at a table with drug companies and oil companies, and they're gonna give away their power. Right," Edwards says sarcastically in the ad. "You have to take their power away from them."
Here's the full transcript of "Together":
EDWARDS: "We don't have universal health care because of drug companies, insurance companies and their lobbyists in Washington, D.C. And anybody who argues that every American's not entitled to health care, I want them to explain to you, what child in this country is not worthy of health care. You're gonna sit at a table with drug companies and oil companies, and they're gonna give away their power. Right. You have to take their power away from them. There is nothing that we can't do if we do it together.
"I'm John Edwards, and I approve this message."