You've got kind of a strawman thing going on here, and while there is an element of truth to what you are saying, I think a case can be made that there are supporters of all candidates who are poor representatives.
No doubt you know that its not ALL Obama supporters you have an issue with, but you've focused on the few rather than the whole, and that's just a shame.
Believe what you will...I just think its a poor and kind of sad strategy to have to rely on Iowa paying off at this point, mostly by way of insinuating that a plurality of caucus-goers will see things the way you do.
It reminds me a lot of the feeling I got in November the day after the election, when the Kerry campaign was holding out hope that the Ohio provisional ballots would be counted and would help them eke out a Kerry victory.
But I'm glad you're here to tell us what is going to happen...we can all just stop worrying or working for our candidate because Edwards clearly has it in the bag.
I'd probably believe you if he weren't going up against two really tough candidates. You can't confuse what you want to have happen with what is happening...Edwards name ID is nearly as high as Clinton, fully known as both a candidate himself in 2004 and as the VP nominee. And yet still he struggles to break 10-15% amongst Democrats. Maybe I'm not looking into the future quite as much as you are, but I don't think that's a good sign.
Struggling to keep up in fundraising isn't a good start to a campaign that has already seen him slip out of favor in his bread and butter states of the Carolinas.
Increasingly absurd is the idea that he somehow will win Iowa and thus jump ahead everywhere else to win the nomination. Hillary and Obama aren't exactly going away, and I'd expect them both to fight hard for support there, if anything just to make sure that Edwards is out of the picture.
Its too bad, because I like the guy, but not for President.
Too late to run for Governor of NC? That wouldn't be a bad gig....stay at home, try out his policies on the state level, prove they work, and look for a promotion in 8-12 years. Really lock up his home state for another run in the future.