Of all people to bring up in the midst of the DNC, none other than John Edwards. Appearing in yesterday’s N&R, Los Angeles Times columnist James Rainey wonders why that Edwards –and his pet issue —weren’t invited to Charlotte:

The loss of another narcissistic, self-destructive politician might not amount to much in some ways. But along with Edwards went a moment in Democratic Party politics when national figures talked about an issue that has all but disappeared from the agenda — poverty.

Probably because the Democrats were so focused on talking about how better off we are now than four years ago…..