Recently, I've been hearing many Dem pundits cite Edwards' electability as a key reason for Dems to nominate him.
"Electability is the key issue," maintained [Edwards' campaign manager David Bonoir]. "The mine workers and the steel workers are sophisticated enough to look at the numbers in terms of who is the strongest candidate in the general election."
And no less an authority than Edwards himself believes he's palpable to the general public.
"John Edwards is the candidate for president who can campaign and win in Pennsylvania, in Ohio, in West Virginia, in Kentucky, in all the places in America where we have to be able to compete and win to win this election," Mr. Edwards said, eagerly echoing their analysis.
Did Edwards actually refer to himself in the third-person?
Dems are sadly mistaken if they believe a trial lawyer-cum-populist is electable in Appalachia. They made the same mistake in 2004 by nominating a patrician New Englander.
A millionaire hypocrite like Edwards promising to raise taxes will not wash with independents. Congratulations, President Romney!