Esquire had this odd cover quote “Can a white man still be elected president? If so, John Edwards will have to battle image, cancer & the forces of history.”
Also in the odd quote department is this snippet from Elizabeth Edwards:
“We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars.”
It does seem a little bit like the mainstream media is playing this like a two-person race, with Clinton and Obama being featured on a regular basis. But Edwards’ and Esquire’s quotes seem a little bit like saying that a rich white guy, well, he just doesn’t have the advantages that blacks and women do. Something like reverse racism.