Being a Democrat in Illinois, I get a lot of questions about Barack Obama. I'm a big fan, and I'm excited to hear if he announces a run for president this week. That said, I am very encouraged by John Edwards and his campaign strategy. Edwards has often been criticized for a lack of leadership experience, so he has turned his presidential campaign into a nationwide community service organization. Rallies and marches just don't cut it anymore. Improving this country takes work, and the more hands helping, the better.