Cuz assuredly there's gonna be one.
I don't really care all tha much whether Edwards can govern from his expressed platform, because he'll never have the chance. Even if he 'wins' in Iowa, he's STILL toast.
He's too 'shrill,' meaning he complains too loudly about the power of the wealthy, the corporations. The hegemons may permit such language when the speaker is already marginalized, cus it makes the yokels think there's actually an open political discourse in play. But let a real, progressive populist get a leg up, and s/he's doomed. Howard Dean came out of Iowa as 'winner.' But the next week, on Hardball (iirc), he announced that, should he win, he'd look at rolling back media consolidation.
Enter: The Dean Scream!
Exit: the Dean campaign.
Even should Edwards, upon winning Iowa, avoid the pitfalls of victory, they'll get him.
I have long thought the People of the USof A need a really sharp, smart, nasty, aggressive trial lawyer in the Presidency. The President, as the representative of ALL the People, is a majority of one when the Cabinet (which is composed of the institutional avatars of all the "special interests) convenes. We, the People, need a really strong, mean, fierce, ferocious advocate for OUR interests. A trial lawyer would understand that, and act accordingly.
John Edwards is the only trial lawyer in the bunch of corporate hacks and shills. As such he's the one we need; but he's also the one we won't get./