“He’s moved so far to the left, we can’t help but think he’s damaged his credibility with moderate Democrats here at home,” says a Tarheel State party operative.
So far, Edwards has declined to say whether or not he will run for re-election to the Senate. However, his popularity has never been so strong that he could do what Sen. Joseph Lieberman did in 2000, and that is run for both the Senate and the vice-presidency at the same time.
Edwards has the added challenge of facing a legitimate Republican threat in Rep. Richard Burr.
It’s expected that the DNC will provide the state party with some polling and other focus group data to give it some sense of whether to pursue alternatives to Edwards, if for no other reason than to pressure him into making a commitment one way or another.
Already the state Democratic Party has put out feelers to former Clinton chief of staff Erskine Bowles, who has already lost one Senate race, last year, to Elizabeth Dole. “We think Bowles has enough credibility and enough standing in the state among Democrats that he could probably run a competitive race,” says the Democratic staff party staffer.p> ONLY THE BEGINNING br> Republican staffers on the House Ways and Means Committee are already plotting legislation for the fall that would make permanent all the provisions in the latest Bush economic stimulus bill, which was signed into law yesterday. /p>
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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