While I think Edwards should be taken more seriously than JPod does — if only because so many Democrats and pundits take him seriously — let’s not forget that Edwards didn’t help Kerry in the South at all. If memory serves, Edwards didn’t even boost Kerry’s share in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina by even a single percentage point over Gore’s in 2000. We were told when Kerry picked Edwards that the move would put all of the South in play. That was obvious nonsense. But, if he’s the guy who can win in the South, shouldn’t he have helped the ticket in his own state just an eensy-weensy bit?