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photoPresidential hopeful John Kerry picked fellow senator and primary rival John Edwards as his running mate today, ending months of speculation.

Republicans call him too inexperienced, but the Kerry camp is counting on John Edwards' sunny appeal to help energize the campaign. Republicans think Edwards' career as a trial lawyer is a negative, but Kerry's team believes that experience will help him win over the jury of public opinion.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about Kerry-Edwards, the new Democratic ticket, and their upcoming battle for the U.S. presidency.

Guests:

Richard Wolfe, on the campaign trail with John Kerry for Newsweek

John Wagner, staff writer, Washington Post, covered the Edwards primary campaign for the Raleigh News and Observer

Walter Shapiro, political columnist, USA Today

Ray Strother, Democratic media consultant

Alan Lichtman, presidential and vice-presidential historian at American University

Michael Kazin, professor of history, Georgetown University and author of "The Populist Persuasion: An American History"

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor for The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on July 6, 2004.

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