His campaign was doomed by the 15 year-old children who control political discourse in this country, such as the utterly cretinous Maureen Dowd. Most of the mainstream media were transfixed by such idiotic matters as Edwards' hair, or the bizarre assertion that no rich man could actually care about the poor. Again, the overgrown adolescents in the news have chosen our candidates for us by deciding who gets covered and who doesn't. America deserves better. In my view, it deserved John Edwards.