Let’s face it: The scariest outcome in Iowa by far was John Edwards’ second-place showing. Thirty percent of Democrat caucusgoers were suckered by this faux populist’s whinnying. Now, gazillionaire Silky Pony and his wife are likening him to…working-class Seabiscuit. Via CBS News:
John Edwards returned to New Hampshire today and embraced his position in the race following a second place showing in the Iowa caucuses.
“I’m the underdog,” Edwards told reporters following an organizing event in Nashua. “There’s no question about that.”
At both a rally in Manchester this morning and the event in Nashua this afternoon, Elizabeth Edwards played into the horserace analogies of the presidential contest by comparing her husband to the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit.
“Seabiscuit was the horse of the working class, you know, owned by a bicycle repairman, and ridden by someone who wasn’t supposed to be able to make it,” she said in Nashua. “But that’s what this campaign is about, isn’t it? The dog who wasn’t supposed to be able to make it.”
Having come in second in Iowa behind Barack Obama and ahead of Hillary Clinton, the Edwards campaign now focuses more intensely on the theme of change.
“What we learned last night is that the status quo is yesterday,” Edwards told the crowd of over 350 people at the rally in Manchester. “Change is tomorrow and tomorrow begins today.”
What a load of horse manure.
Huckabee played the Seabiscuit card, too.
Commenter magicarb gets the quip of the night:
“Maybe Edwards *is* Seabiscuit. He’s certainly no Man o’ War.”
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