Wednesday, July 07, 2004

[US Politics] Instapundit rounds up the analysis of the Edwards VP pick from a Republican perspective.

Most Democrats are very happy with Kerry's choice. If it had been Gephardt, there would have been a letdown that it wasn't Edwards followed by explanations of why Gephardt was a good pick. Kerry-Edwards is a ticket that people can support enthusiastically.

The one place where I did find some unhappy Democrats were the Howard Dean supporters who wanted Dean as VP. I admire what Howard Dean did in invigorating the grass roots in his campaign but because of the media's negative portrayal of Dean, Edwards is definitely a better choice and his positive demeanor and populist message is appealing to voters, especially the undecided.