It seemes palpable over the last few days that Democrats have cooled on John Kerry. Wisconsin may be a reflection of this. See this NBC story on a Chinese problem he had back in 1996. You can smell a scent in the air, an unpleasant scent that somehow this wealthiest of all politicians may be carrying more baggage than he ought, and this could hurt him in the general campaign against Bush. This is only going to help Edwards. The L.A. Times is reporting that Dean will stay in the race but stop capaigning. He is making a mistake. This will hurt the Democratric Party and he loses all authority, oir whatever he had left. He is now on the fringe.