A number of mid-state Democrats, including some members of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women attended the Georgia Southwestern State University Convocation in Americus, GA on August 29, 2007. Former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, introduced Presidential candidate John Edwards. Also present were Mrs. Rosalyn Carter and Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards. The crowd gave an enthusiastic greeting to both speakers.
Both spoke extemporaneously and without notes. There was a brief question and answer period at the conclusion of the program. Several busloads of children from area schools attended the event.