Ralph Nader’s sudden entry into this tight presidential race proves one thing, if nothing else: it’s time for John Edwards to come back out of the shadows, and into the ring.
Wouldn’t you love to have been a fly on the wall of the room when Barack Obama met John Edwards a bit more than a week ago? Not another word has been said about the outcome of that meeting, but Edwards on the same ticket with Obama would be unstoppable.
Even if it means running for vice president, for the second time, we hope that Senator Edwards will recognize that his presence on the Obama ticket will win the hearts, and votes, of other otherwise disenfranchised elements, to ensure a Democratic victory, in November.
Oh, and as a fringe benefit, it may also result in the kind of platform unity that would expose a Nader run for what it really is—a redundancy.