If it's true, I think that's checkmate.
True and truly checkmate.
I'm reminded of what a class act Edwards is. After all we've been through, he could have rightly said to Hillary, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out." But, instead, he spent the first five minutes of his speech praising her boldness and her persistence, reaching out to her supporters and otherwise doing damnest to kickstart party reunification. As someone who positioned himself as the candidate of blue collar America and the candidate of change, Edwards is in a unique position right now to help glue the Democratic party back together again.
And his stamp on the Obama platform just got even more pronounced. After successfully pushing Obama to embrace universal healthcare and uncompromised global warming targets, he's got him on board with a commitment to halve poverty in America in the next ten years.
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