The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 January 2004

Mayberry, B. F. D.

The resurgence of John Edwards, who finished a strong second in Iowa, does not impress McGehee:

[F]at cat ambulance chasers wealthy trial lawyers are not among Southerners' favorite people. Edwards comes across as the anti-Matlock — which in most of the South isn't a good thing.

I think his surprisingly good finish in Iowa is more a reaction to all the other candidates' negativity — and Edwards's own more positive tone — than to anything of substance about Edwards himself. He will not be the nominee. He will not be on the ticket.

I still think Edwards deserves points for being Anyone But Dean, but that's hardly a unique distinction.

Posted at 9:39 AM to Political Science Fiction

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