Let’s just call it the “Edwards Legacy”. Edwards pretty much forced the other candidates to tackle some real “ideas”.
Paul Krugman on why John Edwards mattered: “Mr. Edwards, far more than is usual in modern politics, ran a campaign based on ideas. And even as his personal quest for the White House faltered, his ideas triumphed: both candidates left standing are, to a large extent, running on the platform Mr. Edwards built.[…] If 2008 is different, […]