Risk and Reward

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"Risk and Reward"

The idea that John Edwards’ 2008-vintage lefty political persona “carries risks” strikes me as pretty odd. To be sure, the stands he’s taken carry some level of risk in a general election, but to run in a general election you need win a primary first. And in primary terms, Edwards’ move to the left has been all upside — it was and is the only strategy by which he could possibly win.

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