Yes there's a prudish quality to 'some' in the bloggosphere.
While it was understanding on the grounds of pure politically expedient (as in "politics as usual") to use sex against the Clintons ... just take a page from Rove's playbook and voila you have a ready-made smear campaign ... it's somewhat surprising to see all the outrage about Edwards.
So why does Edwards announce this big confession the moment Obama steps safely onto a plane to Hawaii (land of his birth ... certificate)? Is someone distancing himself from something? Like uncomfortable questions, maybe, about who knew what and when?
We are going to bring change to Washington. No more politics as usual. We must stop the divisive tactics of yesterday. And by the way, did you know ...
"...there's something John McCain's not telling you: It was McCain who used his influence in the Senate to help foreign-owned DHL buy a U.S. company and gain control over the jobs that are now on the chopping block in Ohio"
What's interesting here is that McCain seems to be painting himself as the underdog. And the funny thing about Americans is that we seem to be about a 50-50 mix of those who always want to back a winner, and those who are drawn to the underdog. Take pro sports. Some people always want to back the winner, even to the point of finding a way to change allegiance mid-game. Others will go to just as much trouble to stay on the side of the underdog.
Clearly there's no argument, at this point, on who is the underdog. McCain -- old, "wrinkly", unattractive, unfavored by the media, member of a party everyone hates, eats a weinerschnitzel at a German grocery while Obama wows the citizens of the real thing ...
So maybe this is what it comes down to. How many Americans go for the glitz and the win, how many say "The old guy is pathetic, just like me."