Edwards Is Doomed
John Edwards, that is. The 2008 campaign sees its first victim. He's road kill. It's over. Say goodnight and return to your ginormous mansion. Not that he ever had a chance.
Salon is reporting that the Edwards campaign has fired the two bloggers/hate mongers he just hired last month. This isn't confirmed yet but it's only a matter of time. Edwards base is collapsing like a New Orleans levy. Just look at the comments on Edwards own site. Same song, different verse over at MyDD.
Edwards' Internet base will dispise him for firing the two hate bloggers. Not that firing them in and of itself will harm him too much. But the whole episode is very telling. He's willing to hire people who, based on their paper trail, should never have been allowed within 100 feet of his campaign HQ. Then, as soon as their blasphemous bile was exposed to the wider public, he throws them to the wolves.
This is not how you run a serious campaign. Of course, Edwards is a not a serious candidate. He's a rich amateur, a mook, a dilettante. He won't win a single primary. He might not make it to the primaries.
Go ahead, send him money. Say nice things about him to your friends. Sing his praises on the Web. None of this will matter. He can screw up something so simple as hiring a few minor staffers then he'll be crushed by Clinton. If he isn't undone by his own flaws first.