John Edwards' performance at the Vice Presidential debate was horribly disheartening, and frankly he disqualified himself from being one dead white man away from being President.
Was this the wowzer trial lawyer I've been propagandized about? I think not. By that standard, I'd rather vote for Nancy Grace. His attack was all softball, and he actually deferred to Gwen Ifill when she messed up and gave him extra time. Is that what he's going to do at a summit meeting? "Oh, pardon me, I'll interrupt my point you despicable scumbag dictator because you would rather I shortened my answer".
Cheney is a fat evil bastard. Here's a question nobody asked: "Where the hell have you been since 9/11?" Now they drag him out of hiding to TKO Edwards.
This was a bad bad mistake for the Kerry campaign. With Bush set to hammer out his anti-American policy on foreign affairs tomorrow, the stage is set for incredible pressure on Kerry at Friday's debate. Can he recover from the Edwards fiasco?
It's anybody's guess. The good news is nobody was probably watching Cheney/Edwards. But that leaves me with the question: OK, I'm beginning to believe Kerry can be President, but I damn well know Edwards can't be. And that means Bush wins.