John Edwards and the Politics of Change
With John Edwards leaving the race today, the Democratic contest gets very interesting. For a guy who was the 2004 VP niminee, Edwards never really got a fair shake from the media (though with Obama and Hilary, it's hard to ignore those big media "stars"). Edwards, despite how many on the right think he's a phony for making money and then decrying the income gap between rich and poor (why those things can't co-exist is ... beyond me), is a very honorable man who definitely influenced what is being discussed as national campaign issues. He and his wife Elizabeth are good people with important things to say, and I thank them for being in the race. (And hope that they endorse Obama...soon.)
And then there is this, which I cribbed from a diary on Daily Kos:
Never before in the history of the United States of American have the voters and delegates of a major political party had to chose their nominee for President from a field that did not include a white male.
It's worth nothing that EVERY Republican candidate is and has been this season, a white male. (No, I don't count Alan Keyes.)
I don't care who you are, that's progress. That's change.