Edwards Out

It makes sense given his numbers - and despite his insistence on staying in for the long haul, which made about as much sense as this.

In the absence of an open endorsement at this time, I wonder how Edward's elimination will play out in states like Wisconsin, where Edwards performed well last time - skew to Obama or Hillary? It's a tough call in my mind.

While Edwards indicated a preference for or alignment with Obama as an "agent of change," I think his base in Wisconsin last time around was a heavily labor-Democrat population that might be more inclined to Hillary policy-wise. Yet that bloc is a bit more culturally conservative in Wisconsin, too, so I don't see how either Democratic candidate would really appeal to that aspect.

UPDATE: Edwards is actually officially dropping out here in New Orleans, down in the Lower 9th Ward, at noon.