I’m definitely no political junky, and I’ve definitely watched too mutch [West Wing](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wing) but something hit me while watching an [Onion TivoCast](http://www.theonion.com) about John Edwards in New Hampshire.
(Okay my Tivo watchlist has a tendency to pile up, so sue me…)
Anyway, I’m thinking that John Edwards bowed out of the race, earlier than expected, in an attempt to guarantee a Vice Presidential spot on the ticket.
* He campaigned on issues and didn’t get into mudslinging about his other Democratic nominees so there’s no [bad blood](http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-demcampaign30jan30,1,2355034.story)
* He can bring youth and being a man (sad that some voters will require this) to Clinton’s campaign if she gets the nomination
* He can reinforce the youthful image Obama is going for, and bring whiteness (again, sad that some voters will require this).
* And no matter what, he can represent the South for either campaign
But, what do I do know…