Wall Street Journal:
NEW ORLEANS -- John Edwards may be stuck in third place in the polls and fund raising in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the populist seems to be playing an outsized role in driving the terms of the party's debate -- generally to the left -- on everything from Iraq to health care.
In coming weeks, Mr. Edwards plans to shift his focus toward the middle class, and begin including policy statements on trade and taxation, globalization and corporate responsibility. Whether Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton will follow is unclear. "John may try to push them a little farther to the left than they want to go," an Edwards aide said.