Instant Warner Punditry

Who wins and loses now that Mark Warner is out?

Ben says Hillary ultimately, but focus now shifts to Al Gore and Barack Obama.

Stefan Friedman of Knickerbocker SKD agrees with Ben about Hillary, but tells me he thinks Evan Bayh and John Edwards get the boost. [added]

The Fix says Bayh is the obvious winner.

Andrew Sullivan, who isn’t surprised about Warner’s announcement, says the field is now Clinton, Gore, John Kerry and John Edwards.

And Joseph Mercurio sides with Sullivan, saying Warner wasn’t a top-tier contender in the first place.

— Azi Paybarah

Instant Warner Punditry