by Locker Room contributor
I’ve said all along that no one who talks like John Edwards will ever be elected president. His Southern accent has none of the patrician appeal of a Fred Thompson or a Sam Ervin or a Fritz Hollings. It’s annoying and grating, like Jimmy Carter’s. But more annoying than his accent is his habit of talking with his eyes closed. The image below is from his appearance on the LiveStrong Presidential Cancer Forum on Aug. 27. And, no, this is not just a quick eye blink. He’ll talk like this for several seconds. It’s just creepy. I’m just sayin’.