I was not that surprised when John Edwards pulled out of the presidential race, I was however disappointed. I feel that he was the candidate that carried a message. I believed that he had apeal beyond the partisans. He could not however even finish second in his home state. What saddens me the most is that the nomination should now be settled by the end of the month. John Edwards will go down as a candidate who showed great fortitude and class and the Democratic party is better for having him.