January 30th, 2008


And On Rudy's Heels...

Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina is dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, two sources inside his campaign said Wednesday.

A shame. Edwards was the Democratic candidate I liked the most. He spoke often of poverty and health care issues, and keeping the focus on the poor was what set him apart from the others. The domestic agenda under an Edwards presidency would have been something all Americans could be proud of, I think.

An aide said Edwards does not plan to endorse either Clinton or Obama at this time but he may do so in the future.

My guess is he'll get on the Obama wagon, and sooner rather than later. I can't see him endorsing Clinton (or Gravel!), nor letting so much time pass before making an endorsement that some of his supporters wind up voting for Clinton on February 5.

By the way, things are about to get ugly -- really, really ugly -- now that both sides have essentially been whittled down to two serious frontrunners. Watch for more smears along the lines of "Obama was educated in a Madrass" and "McCain is a traitor" coming soon.

Hollywood Eats Its Own Skin in a Syphilitic Dementia

Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are set to relaunch the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise for New Line, Variety reported.

Something about the article's use of the phrase "originally played by Robert Englund" makes me think he's not going to be reprising the role. Which makes the idea even worse, if such a thing is possible.

Platinum Dunes, by the way, is the same outfit that brought us the recent Texas Chain Saw Massacre remake, as well as the forthcoming remakes of Friday the 13th, Near Dark and The Birds. Clearly they are a veritable cornucopia of creativity and originality!

And speaking of old boogeymen re-emerging from their tombs, Ralph Nader wants to run for president again.