Will Edwards Step Up Tonight?

If his campaign manager's appearance on CNN's Late Edition yesterday was any indication, yes, John Edwards will enter the debate hall tonight fully charged.

"With all due respect … the Clintons did not deliver on health care," Mr. Bonior said. "They had a very important choice to make back in '93: whether to do the North American Free Trade agreement or health care. They implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement that put literally millions of workers out of work in this country and destroyed, basically, our good trading relationships we had around the world. And then in the interim, they lost any capital they had to get health care passed. … The fact of the matter is it's been an absolute disaster on health care."

(Hat tip to Josh Gerstein.)