R sent an email with the following quote, saying, "I dare you to try to make sense of this."
From the NYTimes article about the "likability" of John Edwards:
"People might start to see him as a touch too polished and smooth," said Andrew Kohut, the director of the Pew Research Center. "His larger problem is his lack of experience and his youthfulness, which is both an asset and a problem when people are looking for the steady hand of experience."
Wow. And I thought I liked him for his je ne sais quoi.