DENVER — Democrat John Edwards will exit the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voter’s sympathies but never diverted his campaign, the Associated Press has learned.
Scrappy? How about ugly, divisive and ultimately on all fronts, a failure? Our version:
Democrat John Edwards will exit the presidential race Wednesday after years of trying to divide America into two warring camps. Labor unions and trial lawyers had poured millions into support for Edwards, whom they viewed as the candidate most willing to increase government spending and regulation to the benefit of their special interests.
Here’s something to ponder, reported last weekend by Bob Novak:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Illinois Democrats close to Sen. Barack Obama are quietly passing the word that John Edwards will be named attorney general in an Obama administration.
Installation at the Justice Department of multimillionaire trial lawyer Edwards would please not only the union leaders supporting him for president but organized labor in general. The unions relish the prospect of an unequivocal labor partisan as the nation’s top legal officer.
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