Johnny come lately

When John Edwards made a long-awaited visit to New Jersey during the 2004 presidential campaign, he was over two hours late for a rally in Newark. It didn’t help later when news spread that Edwards kept a crowd of over 1,000 Democrats waiting in an extraordinarily humid ballroom while he went for a run, followed by a shower at his hotel. Edwards’ return to New Jersey in June was cancelled when a rainstorm prevented his plane from landing. The likely ’08 presidential candidate is scheduled to be in New Jersey next week at a fundraiser for Assembly Democrats at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, leaving one Democratic activist to suggest that Edwards “be on time this time.”

Johnny come lately