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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