For the Democratic Nomination, that is. He even compares him favorably to Tony Blair.
I'm still unpersuaded by John Kerry, although it seems his campaigning has improved markedly. For me, the big winner is Edwards. He's always struck me as a Tony Blair figure - telegenic, personally appealing, centrist. His speech was the best of the bunch last night - and he exudes decency. That's enormously important against Bush because the president's most under-rated political virtue is his general likeability. If Edwards can pick off even a couple of Southern states, he has a critical advantage over his rivals. National security is obviously a huge problem. Maybe he can find a way to innoculate himself on the issue. How does a Kerry-Edwards or Edwards-Kerry ticket sound? In a word: Credible. The Dems don't want to commit suicide after all. For the record, I'd back Edwards against any of the others currently running.