In this case, regarding Edwards' elitist reputation. Apparently, Elizabeth Edwards has a real problem with her gun-toting, hardcore Republican neighbor, whose house, which is considerably less lavish as the Edwards' palatial abode, she considers an eyesore.
To be fair, she herself never said specifically it was a money issue, and rather sees Johnson as something of a mean, unapproachable bully. You know how this looks, though. This is one of those "perfect fodder for one's enemies" moments. Al Gore has had a similar problem as of late as well.
Hat tip: Instapundit