John Edwards is getting rave reviews for his appearance on Hardball last night. At one point, Chris Matthews even admitted during a commercial break that he (Matthews) was getting his butt kicked.
Now I am still agnostic on 2008. But Edwards has apologized for his Iraq vote unlike some "other" candidates. He speaks about the real divide in this country passionately: the growing gap between rich and poor. He realizes that an increased emphasis on organized labor is the way to go for Democrats, morally and politically, as union members vote Democratic 60-65% of the time. Meanwhile, with other white men, it's less than 50% (and in the South...don't even get me started).
He can make the GOP have to fight for North Carolina and might even be able to carry it, and he could perhaps put us over the top in Florida and Virginia, not to mention West Virginia, Ohio and Iowa with his economic populism.
He is likeable. And folks, if you don't think this matters just look at who won the last four presidential elections (and both in the 80s) and compare them to the opposition. It is what it is, right or wrong.
So endorsement? No. But Edwards is definitely on my short list...way ahead of some "other" frontrunners with big names...(I guess I am not completely agnostic after all :)