30 January 2008

Dear John,

Doesn't that seem backwards? Usually, a woman writes a Dear John letter to dump her boyfriend. Instead, you're leaving us behind. It's too bad, because you would probably make a pretty good president. You're a stand up guy, I agree with you on pretty much everything you believe in, and I think you've run a pretty good campaign.

But the problem this election cycle is that you're a middle-aged white guy. Your stance on most issues is pretty close to that of Obama and Clinton, but they are not middle-aged white guys (well, Barack is half-white, but you get the idea). You're stuck in the position of being a qualified candidate, but for the first time in American political history, being the middle-aged white guy actually hurt you. And that's bizzare.

I have to admit, I will be voting for Obama in the primaries, but if you ended up as the Democratic candidate, I still would have been okay with that.

Oh, well.

Best of luck to you in the future.

Your Pal,

The Idea of Progress


The [Cherry] Ride said...

I really wanted to like Edwards more than I did. Loved him in '04, but I just sorta ran out of enthusiasm for him.

McGone said...

That's a great picture for this post... like he is walking away as the piano theme music from The Incredible Hulk TV show plays in the background. He'll sling on the backpack and start thumbing a ride.

pistols at dawn said...

You know why this happened? He didn't take my advice and pick Steve Perry as his running mate.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

I wouldn't vote for him. But I have no idea why...

Bubs said...

There went the Democratic party's best candidate, and the one who polled highest against any GOP opponent. I have a horrible feeling that we're going to be stuck with another Republican president once they get through with either Obama or Clinton.