I am much less excited to report on John Edwards dropping out of the presidential race on the Democratic side. I wasn't really an "Edwards guy," but I like John Edwards a great deal, nonetheless.
Not sure what the conventional wisdom is on who this will help, but I say it helps Barack Obama. Both Edwards and Obama were positioned as the "anti-Hillary," and now that contingency could be consolidated. The media, naturally, is focused on race. They think this helps Clinton because white voters will now go to Hillary. I just don't see it this way. I don't think too many Dems were supporting Edwards because they wouldn't vote for a black man. That seems like pure media fantasy.
Frankly, I liked the idea that was floated a few days ago of John Edwards as Attorney General. I think that was coming from the Obama campaign.
I still don't have a strong preference between Clinton and Obama, so I am hoping the one-on-one debate this Thursday will be the deciding factor for me.