[…] “It is time for me to step aside so that history can blaze its path,” Edwards said in New Orleans, the same city where he first declared his run for the 2008 Democratic presidential race.
With his wife, Elizabeth, and children at his side, Edwards said he couldn’t predict “who will take the final steps to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,” but he said it would be a Democrat.
“We must do better if we want to live up to the promise of this country we love so much,” he said. […]
The national discourse is lessened by his absence.