News is out everywhere that John Edwards is about to end his presidential candidacy, according to a source in his campaign.
This is to his benefit. Rather than fight on quixotically in some pointless crusade 'for working people' or some other excuse to stay in the spotlight, Edwards is doing the right thing and going out while people are still paying at least a little attention to him. He is saving himself the embarassment of being a guest who doesn't know when to leave.
There are a few other candidates out there who should be that realistic.
Update: Ugh. Democratic cheerleader posing as journalist Nedra Pickler gushes tears into her grape Kool-aid over Edwards leaving the campaign:
DENVER - Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voters’ sympathies, The Associated Press has learned.