August 10, 2008

Interesting Question: What if Edwards had won

From the N&O a blog piece on the big yawn that John Edwards gets these days. It does raise the interesting question "What would happen if the former NC Senator had won the nomination"? Not sure I know the answer but it wouldn't be pretty
Third Update: The dean of the Washington press corps dismissed Edwards' political future on "Meet the Press."

David Broder said he never thought there was any likelihood that Edwards would be the vice presidential nominee again, but he worried the revelation would hurt the next president's ability to ask the American people to sacrifice.

"He's not really very important in American politics right now, but I'm afraid this will just deepen the cynicism that the American people feel towards politicians and politics," he said.

Meantime, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, no fan of liberals, congratulated the Democratic electorate on "their wisdom" in not nominating Edwards, saying the party would be in "desperate straits" right now if it had.

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne agreed, saying that there would be talk of an open convention, with Edwards delegates rebelling, if he had won the nomination and the affair came out.

My guess is that he would try to shoulder on, meet a revolt at the convention then see someone elxe nominated.
I guess this shows how bored I am with the current level of political debate. How about you?


At 6:38 PM, Blogger Monticello said...

I loved the pundits guessing how this will adversely affect Obama and benefit McCain. I agree 100% on the boring angle; watching both candidates change positions daily is disappointing. Thank God for the Olympics.


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