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Edwards:

The reason I am here tonight is that Democratic voters in America have made their choice and so have I. There is one man who knows in his heart that it is time to tear down that wall and make one America, Barack Obama.”

"Join me in sending Barack Obama to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue..."

1. 19 delegates added to Obama's column.

2. West Virginia? It wipes the story off the media rundowns.

3. The message to superdelegates: Edwards was content to let the race play out. Now, he's not. He wants this over. And you should too.

4. Edwards is identified within the party as the anti-poverty crusader, as the son of a mill-worker, as a friend of the forgotten white working class.

5. Edwards worried that Obama wasn't ready to be commander in chief; that he's found a reason to temper those concerns is a hint that others should do the same.

6. Michigan, Michigan, Michigan. Front page headlines, rapturous stories.

7. Obama seems happy -- really, genuinely happy.

On the other hand:

8. On any other day, NARAL's endorsement would be huge news. (So NARAL might have picked a better day to endorse Obama.)

9. Elizabeth Edwards has not endorsed yet. She is, in many ways, the party's voice on health care reform. She's not completely satisfied with where Obama is on the issue.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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