What else explains his refusal to step aside after pulling 4% in Nevada. 4%? Really? 4%? I could have pulled 4% wearing a black cocktail dress and running on a platform of criminalizing nose picking. It takes work, real work, to do that poorly. Congratulations, John. In a contest where pundits didn’t expect much of you, you’ve managed to fail to meet even the lowest of expectations.

Here’s what Edwards had to say:

“The race to the nomination is a marathon and not a sprint, and were committed to making sure the voices of all the voters in the remaining 47 states are heard,” he said. “The nomination won’t be decided by win-loss records, but by delegates, and were ready to fight for every delegate. Saving the middle class is going to be an epic battle, and that’s a fight John Edwards is ready for.”

In case anyone’s forgotten, Edwards decision to accept matching funds means taxpayers are funding his last-gasp campaign, whether they like it or not.

It must be hard to campaign for six years and know that the end of your dream is here. But democrats are saying it loud and clear. (Just not loud enough for the deaf.)