The Democrats' New Golden Boy

As Democrats try to make their case against President Bush, the polls say their message should be selling. But it isn't. In fact, it's barely being heard, which has many in the party wondering whether the real problem is finding the right messenger--someone who can distill their many lines of shopworn argument into something that feels resonant and new. Which is why the name of John Edwards is coming up more and more in Washington these days.

Never heard of John Edwards? To hear John McCain talk about him, you would think he was talking about, well, about John McCain. "A...

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