Powerstrip issues aside, John Edwards wins the "best info booth at YearlyKos 2007" primary in a landslide thanks to his inflatable furniture. Garrett Graff (pictured above), of Washingtonian magazine and formerly of Howard Dean's presidential campaign, agreed that if Joe Trippi had thought of the inflatable furniture gambit back during the 2004 cycle that might have been enough to put Dean over the top. Graff reports that People Powered Howard was unduly dependent on beanbag chairs (the Vermont hippie influence?) and that Edwards seems to be learning from his mistakes.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.