By now everyone knows that John Edwards is at the bottom of my list of potential Democratic presidential nominees. I have many criticisms of Edwards, in particular his short, lame and ineffectual tenure in the Senate--a third of which was spent campaigning for president. I think its fine to bring that up. What I don't think is worthy of a story is the Edwards' house. FDR was wealthy and he was a great president, especially for those on the bottom of the economic ladder.
There is much for the media to report on, and much for bloggers to scrutinize, but this is not worth the time. I don't understand why the media focuses on this but doesn't bother to scrutinize Edwards (and others') leadership ability. Give it a rest. This has no impact on Edwards ability to lead.