Bob Novak thinks Barack is more of a threat to the slim 2008 hopes of John Edwards rather than the Hillary juggernaut. No, Bob, Obama is far beyond the good Senator Edwards. He's a direct challenger to H. His trip to LA this week showed the huge amount of rabid supporters he has gained. Obama is the real deal.
Then why is it that so many commentators (mainly conservative), like Novak, refuse to buy into this obvious Obama fever that is sweeping the nation? Do they perceive him as a more dangerous candidate in '08 than Hillary? BO has the wide appeal that, if race stays a non-factor in his campaign (which PB thinks won't be the case), he could turn in a surprisingly strong run in the general. But can he get past Hillary?