As John Edwards stood on the banks of North Carolina and announced his candidacy, a hurricane gathered behind him. The name of that hurricane was Wesley Clark.
Poor John Edwards. He should fire the campaign staffer who refused to reschedule his announcement in the face of the predictable tide of Wesley Clark coverage.
But if Clark does indeed win the nomination, I hope he chooses Edwards to be his VP. Edwards is an appealing candidate not just because he’s a telegenic Southerner, but also because he has fashioned the most detailed and imaginative policy proposals of any candidate in the race.
His message — that Bush has embraced crony capitalism and abandoned the working class — is the most lethal of those espoused by the candidates. With Clark calling Bush on foreign policy and Edwards hitting him on economic policy, I think the two would make an excellent team.