E.J. Dionne in the WaPo:
Republicans grumbled that Edwards was Kerry’s “second choice” after Republican John McCain. Can’t blame the GOP for trying. But it’s hard to think voters will hold it against Kerry that he tried to reach out to Republicans during a period of rancid partisanship.
Oh, yes, and one more point on that experience thing: “When it comes time to make the decision to send our young men and women into harm’s way, that decision should be made by a leader who knows that such decisions have profound consequences. There comes a time when our nation’s leader can no longer rely on briefing books and talking points.” That was McCain in 1999. He was talking about the man who became our current president. You wonder which side will be most eager to cite that quotation.