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The Netroots Lost

Ed Kilgore on John Edwards. He gently alludes to one undercurrent of the coverage of Edwards’s failure: that he couldn’t compete against a woman and a black man. But Edwards didn’t have much appeal to black voters in 2004, either, when they preferred John Kerry to him. Southern Democratic politicians usually can get pretty strong support from blacks. Edwards couldn’t.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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