Imagine it is September of 1943. The Allies have just invaded Italy and thousands of American lives have been lost in the Pacific, Sicily and North Africa.

Imagine that Wendell Willkie, fighting Thomas Dewey for the Republican nomination, gives a radio address in which he ridicules President Franklin Roosevelt and his administration of the war. Imagine too that he implies that Gen. Dwight Eisenhower can’t win in Europe and calls for America to turn tail and abandon its allies in the face of difficulty.

If you have trouble imagining Willkie doing such a thing, it’s no wonder. He threw his support behind his old 1940 electoral foe during World War II, feeling that partisanship stopped at the water’s edge. Think about that as you watch this shameful performance by John Edwards.

(h/t Hot Air)