Wow, Kerry smashed Clark and Edwards in two Southern states. In Virginia, Kerry smashed Clark and Edwards, combined (52% to 36%); in Tennessee, the two Southerners combined for 49%, exceeding Kerry’s 42%. So for Edwards to have any chance at all, Clark will have to send every one of his supporters Edwards’ way, now that Clark is out. And even so, Dean’s impending withdrawal will likely send at least as many votes Kerry’s way as Clark’s sends to Edwards.
So now the interesting question is this: Kerry and Clark or Kerry and Edwards? Or perhaps some surprise nominee? Given Clark’s mediocre performances, he seems somewhat unlikely.