Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) discussed the narrowing the gap between the rich and poor in his campaign stop at Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C. last week.

"We have to do something to narrow this gap that exists in America between the wealthy and everybody else," Edwards said, "The middle class is struggling in America today. Every single day, just struggling to get buy and that's before you even get to the 37 million Americans who live in poverty every day. It is not ok in the wealthiest nation in the planet to have 37 million of our own people who wake up every day worried about feeding and clothing their children. We're better than this. The United States of America is better than this."