I have to say that I’m disappointed in John Edwards refusal to say that he will support Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination. I’m hardly one to argue that loyalty to party is the most important thing, but I can’t imagine that anyone who believes in Edwards’ progressive values would rather have any of the Republicans running win, rather than Hillary.
I’m just not ready to concede that Edwards is the anti-establishment candidate, battling the corporatist Democrats and Republicans. While I’ve been impressed with a number of his proposals in this campaign, nothing in his career suggests that he some kind of radical who will restore Democrats to their roots.
After 8 years of this disastrous regime, what matters is putting someone in office who will begin to undo some of the damage, rather than extending it. Does Edwards really believe that Romney, Giuliani, McCain, or Thompson are the people to do that? I doubt it.