My wife is a centrist Democrat. (Please, no Matalin-Carville jokes.) She was really enthusiastic about John Edwards in 2004, and is completely appalled by his current self-reinvention. It’s not just that he’s moving leftward; it’s that the shift reeks of political opportunism. Obviously a woman who regularly talks about politics with her right-libertarian husband isn’t the typical Democratic primary voter, but her reaction does make me wonder how many Edwards ’04 supporters are going to abandon him now that he’s shedding the Southern moderate image.