The other day I questioned Dan Balz's assertion that Edwards prefers Obama. Big mistake! Check out some of the pro-Obama/anti-Hillary remarks Edwards made earlier today at a church in South Carolina:

And this may come as a surprise to some of you, coming from another presidential candidate, me, but as someone who grew up in the segregated South, I feel an enormous amount of pride when I see the success that Senator Barack Obama is having in this campaign.

And some days, now I’d be less than honest if I didn’t say some days I wish he was having a little less success, but it gives me great pride to see the reception he has received. We have come a long way in the 54 years that I’ve been on this earth, but not far enough. We still have work to do.  And the hopes that both Senator Obama and I have for this nation and this country that we love so much, they’re real hopes.

I must say I was troubled recently to see a suggestion that real change came not through the Reverend Martin Luther King, but through a Washington politician.  I fundamentally disagree with that.  Those who believe that real change starts with Washington politicians have been in Washington too long and are living in a fairy tale.

I stand corrected.

--Jason Zengerle