Edwards checks to make sure, then rechecks, then just stares longingly…In order to explain why her husband’s campaign is failing and nobody wants to hear what he has to say, Elizabeth Edwards recently played the race and gender cards, both at once. “We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars. Now it’s nice to get on the news, but not the be all and end all.”

Oh, yes she did just go there.

Maybe this shouldn’t be surprising, considering that the only substantial coverage her husband has received recently is attributable to his string of tantrums about the media’s conspiracy against his ill-managed joke of a campaign.

Could it be that the old Johnny Cool Breeze act just isn’t being swallowed this time around? Two Americas? The mill town? How ‘bout a little John Mellencamp? Anybody? No? Must be Fox News’s fault.