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patteeu
12-18-2007, 04:52 PM
I was hoping that banyon would get this bandwagon started, but in his absence I'll push until it either gets going or goes over the cliff.

patteeu
12-18-2007, 04:54 PM
Here's something to spark some interest in the candidate most likely to be confused with a Ken doll.

After the LATimes and most of the inside-the-beltway crowd have refused to run this story, today the National Enquirer appears to be ready to disclose to the nation that John Edwards has a mistress who is pregnant and in seclusion. I hope his wife is as understanding as Hillary. The DrudgeReport is currently sporting this picture front and center.

RJ
12-18-2007, 04:59 PM
Here's something to spark some interest in the candidate most likely to be confused with a Ken doll.

After the LATimes and most of the inside-the-beltway crowd have refused to run this story, today the National Enquirer appears to be ready to disclose to the nation that John Edwards has a mistress who is pregnant and in seclusion. I hope his wife is as understanding as Hillary. The DrudgeReport is currently sporting this picture front and center.



Before I decide who gets my vote I want to see who the National Enquirer endorses. Apparently it won't be Edwards.

Cochise
12-18-2007, 04:59 PM
The bon-bon crowd wouldn't take kindly to him cheating on his old lady, a cancer survivor and.. if memory serves an... average looking lady.

Taco John
12-18-2007, 05:06 PM
Ole Love Child Edwards isn't going to do his campaign any favors with a story like this out there. If it's true, his campaign will go the way of Giuliani's... Out tha Doe'!

recxjake
12-18-2007, 08:31 PM
In an InsiderAdvantage poll in Iowa, Edwards leads among (977) likely voters 30-26-24 over Clinton and Obama. Edwards is also the clear second choice winner, 42-29-28 over Clinton and Obama. This is the first poll to show Edwards solely in the lead in Iowa since July.

Among highly likely caucus goers (of which there are 633), though, the three are deadlocked: Obama 27, Edwards 26, Clinton 24. Edwards again wins second choice, 42-31-27 over Clinton and Obama. The poll was conducted Dec. 16-17 and has a margin of error of 3% for the likely voters section and 4% for the highly likely voters section.

banyon
12-18-2007, 10:13 PM
2nd choice counts in Iowa too, so he should do well, baby momma notwithstanding.

recxjake
12-18-2007, 10:34 PM
2nd choice counts in Iowa too, so he should do well, baby momma notwithstanding.

If Edwards won Iowa, that would bring down the house.

Cochise
12-18-2007, 11:14 PM
Eh. I think Edwards winning Iowa wouldn't help anyone but Hillary. I don't see him as having much of a shot, and Obama not winning it would be a win for her, I would think.

banyon
12-18-2007, 11:18 PM
Eh. I think Edwards winning Iowa wouldn't help anyone but Hillary. I don't see him as having much of a shot, and Obama not winning it would be a win for her, I would think.

But Hillary wouldn't have met "expectations" as the runaway favorite.

God help us, though. if she starts calling herself the Comeback Kid" :Lin:

Taco John
12-19-2007, 01:25 AM
I just hope we can keep all this Edwards fervor contained to one thread. I don't want to see us ruin the good thing we've got going on over here. :)

mikey23545
12-19-2007, 02:55 AM
Here's something to spark some interest in the candidate most likely to be confused with a Ken doll.

After the LATimes and most of the inside-the-beltway crowd have refused to run this story, today the National Enquirer appears to be ready to disclose to the nation that John Edwards has a mistress who is pregnant and in seclusion. I hope his wife is as understanding as Hillary. The DrudgeReport is currently sporting this picture front and center.

He's trying to out-Clinton Clinton!

dirk digler
12-19-2007, 07:06 AM
According to MSNBC Edwards now leads Iowa. For some reason I don't believe that.

Poll: Edwards leads in Iowa
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 6:27 PM by Domenico Montanaro
Filed Under: 2008, Edwards, Polls

From NBC’s Domenico Montanaro
In an InsiderAdvantage poll in Iowa, Edwards leads among (977) likely voters 30-26-24 over Clinton and Obama. Edwards is also the clear second choice winner, 42-29-28 over Clinton and Obama. This is the first poll to show Edwards solely in the lead in Iowa since July.

Among highly likely caucus goers (of which there are 633), though, the three are deadlocked: Obama 27, Edwards 26, Clinton 24. Edwards again wins second choice, 42-31-27 over Clinton and Obama. The poll was conducted Dec. 16-17 and has a margin of error of 3% for the likely voters section and 4% for the highly likely voters section.

On the Republican side, among (833) likely voters, here are the numbers: Huckabee 28, Romney 25, Thompson 10, McCain 9, Paul 6, Giuliani 6. Among (418) highly likely voters, Romney leads with 28%, then Huckabee 25, Thompson 11, McCain 7, Paul 6, Giuliani 5, Tancredo 4.

A national Diageo/Hotline poll shows a narrowing between the Democrats and a tight race on the Republican side. The Dems: Clinton 35%, Obama 30, Edwards 14. The Republicans: Giuliani 21%, Huckabee 17, Romney 13, Thompson 11, McCain 10, Paul 7.

recxjake
12-19-2007, 07:58 AM
According to MSNBC Edwards now leads Iowa. For some reason I don't believe that.

Welcome to 5 posts above yours.

banyon
12-19-2007, 08:00 AM
One thing I like about Edwards' campaign is his health care proposal. He was the first to come out with one, and I still think it is the best plan. For anyone who believes a public system will be terrible, you will be able to stay with your private insurer, probably at a reduced cost.

Universal Coverage through Shared Responsibility
John Edwards believes that we must achieve universal health coverage as quickly as possible. To get there, all parts of our society must share responsibility. Edwards will make a historic effort to make insurance affordable and easy to obtain through new regional Health Care Markets, tax credits, and expanded Medicaid and children's health insurance programs. In return, employers must contribute their fair share and individuals must take responsibility for themselves and their families by signing up for an affordable plan. John Edwards' vision for health care reform is built on four steps:

First: Business Responsibility. Businesses have a responsibility to support their employees' health. They will be required to either provide a comprehensive health plan to their employees or to contribute to the cost of covering them through Health Care Markets. In return, the Edwards plan will make it easier for businesses to offer insurance by reducing costs and creating new choices. Covering all Americans will eliminate the cost of uncompensated care. Businesses can also choose to purchase care through Health Care Markets, which will offer quality plans at low prices and with minimal administrative burdens.

Second: Government Responsibility. Government also has a responsibility to help families obtain insurance. Families cannot be left on their own. To help make insurance affordable, Edwards will:

Offer New Health Insurance Tax Credits: Edwards will create a new tax credit to subsidize insurance purchased through Health Care Markets, making premiums affordable for all families. The tax credit will be available on a sliding scale to middle class families and refundable to help families without income tax liability.

Expand Medicaid and SCHIP: Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) play essential roles in helping low-income Americans getting the health care they need. Edwards will strengthen the federal partnership with states supporting these programs, committing the necessary federal resources to allow states to expand Medicaid and SCHIP to serve all adults under the poverty line and all children and parents under 250 percent of the poverty line (about $50,000 for a family of four).

Require Fair Terms for Health Insurance: Edwards will require insurers to keep plans open to everyone and charge fair premiums, regardless of preexisting conditions, medical history, age, job, and other characteristics. No longer will insurance companies be able to game the system to cover only healthy people. Several states – including New Jersey, New York, and Washington – have led the way on similar community rating and guaranteed issue reforms. In addition, new national standards will ensure that all health insurance policies offer preventive and chronic care with minimal cost-sharing.

Secure the Health Care Safety Net: Even in a system of universal coverage, a health care safety net including public hospitals, clinics, and community health centers remains necessary. Public hospitals are critical for valuable trauma and emergency care, to respond to a public health crisis or bioterrorist attack, and as the backbone of our medical education system.

Third: New Health Care Markets. The U.S. government will help states and groups of states create regional Health Care Markets, non-profit purchasing pools that offer a choice of competing insurance plans. At least one plan would be a public program based upon Medicare. All plans will include comprehensive benefits, including full mental health benefits. Families and businesses could choose to supplement their coverage with additional benefits. The markets will be available to everyone who does not get comparable insurance from their jobs or a public program and to employers that choose to join rather than offer their own insurance plans. The benefits of Health Care Markets include:

Freedom and Security: Health Care Markets will give participants a choice among affordable, quality plans. Americans can keep Health Care Market plans when they change or lose their jobs, start new businesses, or take time off for caregiving.

Choice between Public and Private Insurers: Health Care Markets will offer a choice between private insurers and a public insurance plan modeled after Medicare, but separate and apart from it. Families and individuals will choose the plan that works best for them. This American solution will reward the sector that offers the best care at the best price. Over time, the system may evolve toward a single-payer approach if individuals and businesses prefer the public plan.

Promoting Affordable Care: Health Care Markets will negotiate low premiums through their economies of scale so they can get a better deal than individuals and many businesses can get on their own. Health Care Markets will also hold down administrative costs by reducing the need for underwriting and marketing activities (two-thirds of private insurers' overhead), centrally collecting premiums, and exercising leadership to reduce costs on billing practices, claims processing, and electronic medical records. Finally, they will be able to work with insurers to adopt cost-effective approaches to health care like preventive care and to collect the data necessary to drive quality improvement. [Woolhandler et al, 2003]

Reducing Burdens for Businesses: By assuming the administrative role of negotiating benefit plans with insurers and collecting premiums, Health Care Markets will minimize administrative burdens for participating businesses and other employers. Businesses that opt into the markets will only have to make financial contributions to the cost of covering their employees through markets, similar to their role in Social Security and Medicare.

Finally: Individual Responsibility. Once insurance is affordable, everyone will be expected to take responsibility for themselves and their families by obtaining health coverage. Some Americans will obtain coverage from public programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP and others will get coverage through their jobs. Other families can buy insurance through the regional Health Care Markets. Special exemptions will be available in cases of extreme financial hardship or religious beliefs.

The emphasis on shared responsibility builds on Edwards' past proposals to insure all children through shared responsibility and contain health care costs. In 2004, his plan would have made children's health insurance affordable and required parents to purchase coverage for their children. Today, he proposes to expand that approach to make coverage universal.

Sully
12-19-2007, 08:02 AM
Until an official thread is started for my guy, all I can d is sit back and every once ina while chip in with snarky comments.

BucEyedPea
12-19-2007, 08:03 AM
The south will probably cut Edwards some slack since cheating is rampant here. Everybody's doin' it!

patteeu
12-19-2007, 08:25 AM
One thing I like about Edwards' campaign is his health care proposal. He was the first to come out with one, and I still think it is the best plan. For anyone who believes a public system will be terrible, you will be able to stay with your private insurer, probably at a reduced cost.

Leaving aside tax changes for the moment, does this plan represent a net increase or decrease in public spending?

banyon
12-19-2007, 08:52 AM
Leaving aside tax changes for the moment, does this plan represent a net increase or decrease in public spending?

There are a number of cost saving provisions in the plan, and Edwards doesn't address this question on his Campaign site, but I would wager the the public portion of spending on health care would still increase because of the costs for covering the uninsured. If the private portion decreases though, the available income to most Americans not spent on health care would probably increase.
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Affordable and Accountable Health Care
The United States spends more than twice as much per person on health care as other developed countries – a total of $2.2 trillion a year – and has some of the best doctors in the world, but it ranks near the bottom in life expectancy, infant mortality, and overall performance. Because Americans change insurers often, insurance companies have little incentive to pay for preventive care. Some doctors and hospitals are slow to adopt proven treatments. Better, more consistent performance could save 100,000 to 150,000 lives and $100 billion to $150 billion a year, according to the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. [Health Affairs, 2006; Commonwealth Fund, 2006]

Today, John Edwards outlined his agenda to help Americans get better care at lower cost. Comprehensive coverage for all American residents will allow everyone to get preventive and primary care and Health Care Markets will pioneer efforts to improve quality. Edwards will apply his shared responsibility philosophy to ask everyone – hospitals, doctors, nurses, government, and individuals – to work together to make health care more effective and more efficient.

(1) Help Doctors Deliver the Best Care. Despite having some of the best doctors, nurses, and hospitals in the world, Americans are treated appropriately in doctors' offices only about 55 percent of the time. Nearly a third of patients seeking treatment experience medical mistakes, medication errors, or inaccurate or delayed lab results. [RAND, 2004; Commonwealth Fund, 2005]

To help doctors, hospitals, clinics and plans to improve the quality of health care, Edwards will:

Promote Evidence-Based Medicine: Effective new treatments can take years to be widely adopted. For example, many patients do not receive beta blockers after heart attacks even though they are cheap and highly effective. Similarly, doctors sometimes prescribe name-brand drugs despite the availability of equally effective, less expensive generic drugs.
Disseminate Objective Information on Medical Advances: Edwards will establish a non-profit or public organization – possibly within the Institute of Medicine – to research the best methods of providing care, drawing upon data from Medicare and the Health Care Markets and medical experts from across the nation.
Help Doctors Implement New Advances: Edwards will support new technologies, such as handheld devices and electronic medical records, to give doctors the latest information at their fingertips.
Improve the Health Care Delivery System: Edwards will develop partnerships among academic medical centers, Medicare, and other federal agencies to make sure high-quality medicine is practiced everywhere. Improving quality is an important key to making universal health care affordable in the long run.
Pioneer New Ways to Pay for Health Care: Our health care system is predominantly fee-for-service: providers are paid for each treatment, regardless of its necessity or quality. For example, a hospital that botches a surgery is often paid for the error and then paid again to fix it. Our system should pay doctors for results, encouraging better, more efficient care. Under Edwards' plan, Medicare and the Health Care Markets will lead the way, paying higher rates to plans and providers that provide the very best care, lowering premiums for high-quality plans, and penalizing plans that fail to meet critical, easily quantifiable goals such as childhood immunization rates.
Prevent Medical Errors: At least 100,000 patients die each year due to medical errors, according to the Institute of Medicine. Many other errors seriously injure patients and add to health care costs. Edwards will support public-private collaborations to reorganize patient care, improve internal communications, reduce errors through electronic prescribing, and establish basic quality benchmarks.

(2) Invest in Preventive Care and Health. Study after study shows that primary and preventive care greatly reduces future health care costs, as well as increasing patients' health, but our health care system is focused on treating diseases, not preventing them. Insurance companies have little incentive to bear these costs. As a result, many people do not receive preventive care such as tests and immunizations. Other Americans suffer from preventable, chronic conditions that can lead to complications and disability. Edwards will help Health Care Markets lead the effort to realign incentives in the health care system that reward healthier outcomes and lower costs. [CDC, 2005]


Promote Preventive Care: Health Care Markets will offer primary and preventive services at little or no cost. Incentives like lower premiums will reward individuals who schedule free physicals and enroll in healthy living programs. Edwards will also support community efforts to improve health, such as safe streets, walking and biking trails, safe and well-equipped parks, and physical education programs for children.
Improve the Treatment of Chronic Diseases: When chronic diseases are not routinely treated, they can cause emergencies that threaten patients' health while raising costs. Health Care Markets will encourage plans to monitor patients' health to keep them out of the emergency room. For example, plans can pay for nutritional counseling for diabetic patients to help them make healthy choices and control their blood sugar levels.

(3) Empower Patients through Transparency. Finding reliable information comparing doctors and hospitals on price and performance is harder than finding it for a new car. Edwards will create a "Consumer Reports" for health care, a universal and easy-to-use report card to help Americans evaluate hospitals' effectiveness in treating injuries and diseases. Informed patients will make better choices and drive health care providers to offer better services for lower costs.

(4) Reduce Health Disparities. People of color are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer and less likely to receive timely and effective treatment. Children of African-American mothers are twice as likely to die within their first year. In California, low-income minority neighborhoods have one-third as many doctors, as a share of their population, than other neighborhoods do. Edwards will support medical research into disparities, reduce the pollutions and toxins that disproportionately harm communities of colors, and support translation services to address language barriers. By helping all Americans get insurance, Edwards will also address disparities in health caused by disparities in insurance. [ACS, 2003; KFF, 2003; Kormaromy et. al. 1996; KFF, 2007]

(5) Improve Productivity with Information Technology. Health care administration costs more than $1,000 per American. It may be the fastest growing part of health care costs. [Woolhandler et. al., 2003]

Adopt Electronic Medical Records: Many insurers and hospitals still rely on cumbersome paper systems and incompatible computer systems. The outdated "paper chase" causes tragic errors when doctors don't have access to patient information or misread handwritten charts. It creates needless administrative waste recreating and transporting medical papers, performing duplicative testing, and claiming insurance benefits. Edwards will support the implementation of health information technology while ensuring that patients' privacy rights are protected. Savings from electronic records could be as great as $160 billion a year, according to a RAND study. [RAND, 2005]
Support Local Infrastructure: Edwards will provide the resources hospitals need to implement information systems that improve patient safety and hospital efficiency. Steps include:
Adopting automated medication dispensers that can quickly and accurately fill prescriptions, freeing pharmacists to work more with patients and reducing the risk of prescription errors.
Developing systems to promote patient-doctor communication, such as email and group consultations and support groups for individuals suffering from the same disorder.
Creating computerized physician order entry to eliminate lost paperwork and illegible writing.
Developing computerized patient reminder systems to improve compliance with treatments, such as automatic phone calls home to remind patients to take needed medication to help keep them healthy and out of the hospital.
Using handheld devices to allow hospital staff to communicate results directly to physicians, instead of wasting time trying to find a doctor with urgent information.

(6) Protect Patients against Dangerous Medicines. Recent drug recalls such as Vioxx have raised concerns about drug safety. Edwards will restrict direct-to-consumer advertising for new drugs to ensure that consumers are not misled about the potential dangers of newly marketed drugs and strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's ability to monitor new drugs after they reach the marketplace. He will also ensure that researchers evaluating medical devices and drugs are truly independent.

http://johnedwards.com/issues/health-care/health-care-fact-sheet/

Chief Henry
12-19-2007, 10:05 AM
Here's something to spark some interest in the candidate most likely to be confused with a Ken doll.

After the LATimes and most of the inside-the-beltway crowd have refused to run this story, today the National Enquirer appears to be ready to disclose to the nation that John Edwards has a mistress who is pregnant and in seclusion. I hope his wife is as understanding as Hillary. The DrudgeReport is currently sporting this picture front and center.


oops Denise

Oh those crazy slip and fall lawyers...it must be a vast right wing conspiracy or Hillary !!!

banyon
12-26-2007, 03:48 PM
Edwards Insists Hands Are Tied Over Controversial Ad
December 26, 2007 01:52 PM


Capping off a public squabble between Barack Obama and John Edwards, an outside group with ties to Edwards released television advertisements on Wednesday that touted the North Carolinian's campaign.

The Alliance for New America, the 527 behind the ads, has been at the center of controversy for several days after it was revealed that Nick Baldick, a former high-ranking Edwards' adviser, headed the organization. The disclosure, as well as revelations that the group planned to spend $750,000 in a home stretch Iowa media blitz, prompted complaints from Obama that Edwards was acting hypocritically, denouncing outside groups on one hand while allowing them to advertise at his behalf on the other.

The back-and-forth underscored not only the desperate desire of each candidate to be seen as the agent of reform, but also the arcane and confusing nature of Federal Election Commission regulations.

After he was called to put an end to the 527's ad campaign, Edwards said that he was legally prohibited from doing so.

''The way the law exists today is you have no control,'' he said this past Thursday. ''You're not allowed by law to have contact or to coordinate with 527s. So can you discourage it? Yes, and I do.''

And indeed, according to Bob Biersack, a spokesman at the FEC, it would venture on the illegal if a candidate were to "coordinate" with a 527. Coordinate, according to the law, is defined as "in cooperation, consultation or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, a candidate's authorized committee, or a political party committee."

That said, Biersack adds, "as long as the decision to continue or stop was made by the group, then candidates are free to speak as to what the group is doing or what they hope the group will do. That would not in and of itself be coordination either." So Edwards could say, publicly, that he didn't want the 527 to run the ads (which he technically has) and Baldick, whose firm was on the Edward's payroll as recently as the campaign's second quarter, could call them off (which he hasn't).

In 2004, ironically, Edwards was on the opposite side of the 527 debate, criticizing President Bush for not personally stopping Swift Boat Veterans for Truth from attacking John Kerry's Vietnam service.

"There's one person, one person who can put an end to this today if he had the backbone, the courage, the leadership to do it. And that person is George W. Bush," he said back then. "Every day that this goes on and the president refuses to say 'stop these ads,' we're learning more and more about the character of George W. Bush."

Of course, beyond the implications of a candidate meddling in 527 affairs, there are virtually no similarities between the Swift Boat episode and respective 2008 ads. The Alliance for New America has a policy agenda - the group has been hired by six local branches of the Service Employees International Union. And while it touts only Edwards as the candidate to solve health care, energy, and campaign finance issues, the group does not make individual political attacks in its advertising campaign.

We are "an issue organization with its own distinct agenda," said Shane Allers, the executive director of SEUI Local 284 out of Minnesota, "to ensure candidates are asked how they will make the middle class and issues like health care their top priority in Washington."

And as the New York Times columnist - and increasingly frequent Obama critic - Paul Krugman noted, if the other Democrats were on the benefiting end of the ad campaign, there would likely be no complaining. "It may be partisan to say that a 527 run by labor unions supporting health care reform isn't the same thing as a 527 run by insurance companies opposing it. But it's also the simple truth."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/12/26/edwards-insists-hands-are_n_78314.html

patteeu
12-27-2007, 11:22 AM
It is outstandingly ironic that the campaign finance laws prevent a candidate from putting an end to ads that are made on his behalf even if he opposes such ads. LOL What a mess. (Not that I think Edwards really wants to end them, of course).

Ultra Peanut
01-01-2008, 05:33 PM
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StcChief
01-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Pretty boy Edwards true colors will show thru and he will fade again.... thank God

clemensol
01-01-2008, 07:25 PM
I've never been a big fan of Edwards to begin with but the whole deal with the 527s really pisses me off. It's not that I'm a big fan of the campaign finance laws that were overturned by the supreme court. It's the fact that Edwards has been such as staunch supporter of the laws and that he's been such a strong opponent of special interests during the campaign. First, he has to realize that unions are special interest groups too. Second, if he wanted to maintain any resemblence to a genuine politician then he would follow the laws he agreed with and do something about the ads instead of just paying lip service to them.

banyon
01-23-2008, 07:19 AM
Offstage Action at Dem. Debate?
By Shailagh Murray
The nasty spat between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama last night sure created fireworks, but after the debate attention turned to an offstage encounter, between Clinton and former senator John Edwards.

According to eyewitnesses, they both walked out of their green rooms after the debate and agreed to talk, then went behind closed doors in Edwards's green room.

Clinton left 20 minutes later. No word on the subject matter, but as Edwards struggles in the polls with no wins to date, his post-campaign strategy is surely in the air.

"They were catching up, as they tend to do at the events, and probably discussing the evenhanded media coverage of the race," quipped Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz.


http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/01/22/offstage_action_at_dem_debate.html

Cochise
01-23-2008, 08:33 AM
haha. Edwards has been sitting around this whole time hoping someone will let him be VP. Maybe they brokered the deal. Mrs. Bill Clinton names him if he agrees to take it easy on her.

patteeu
01-23-2008, 08:49 AM
Second, if he wanted to maintain any resemblence to a genuine politician then he would follow the laws he agreed with and do something about the ads instead of just paying lip service to them.

He's not allowed to coordinate with the groups running the ads.

patteeu
01-23-2008, 08:50 AM
haha. Edwards has been sitting around this whole time hoping someone will let him be VP. Maybe they brokered the deal. Mrs. Bill Clinton names him if he agrees to take it easy on her.

And become the attack dog against that black fellow.

Cochise
01-23-2008, 08:54 AM
And become the attack dog against that black fellow.

This would fit into the long, long, long standing Clinton tradition of accusing opponents of fighting dirty or distorting their record, while surreptitiously doing the same thing through proxies who allow themselves to appear to be taking the high road.

Infidel Goat
01-24-2008, 07:01 AM
Interesting numbers coming out of SC from Zogby:

1/20-1/22:

43 Obama
25 Clinton
15 Edwards

1/21-1/23

39 Obama
24 Clinton
19 Edwards

Edwards has been trending up since the debate. He hit 19% on Tuesday and 27% on Wednesday--which put him ahead of Clinton on that single day.

Reasonable chance he actually beats Hillary which won't help her going into Super Tuesday. I'm curious what percent Obama and Hillary had yesterday. Hillary clearly was under Edwards' 27%. If Obama's previous two days were 43% then he would have needed a 32% on Wednesday to drop to the 39% three day average.

Could Edwards actually come back and win SC?

I doubt it, but it would make for a more interesting next two weeks...