Alex Massie

Alas, one of these people may be the next President...

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Dave Weigel is doing yeoman work, live-blogging the Presidential candidates' forum at YearlyKos in Chicago. Even allowing that politicians are at their worst when speaking to baying mobs of their own crazed supporters this sounds unspeakably grim. Reading Dave's commentary it's clear that it's as vital to stop John Edwards as it is to derail Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani. Like Romney, Edwards seems to be trying to be the panderer-in-chief; like Giuliani he seems without shame. So who to choose*? Beats me. Obama by default, perhaps? 

*I mean, I'd quite like to see Joe Biden win it, if only because he makes me laugh almost everytime he appears on TV. He's preposterous, but in an engaging sort of way. But Biden's not going to win, so we'll have to settle for someone else.


Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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