THROWING 'BOWS. John Edwards took the first direct shots at fellow candidates in tonight's Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, on the subject of the war supplemental vote -- he said the way in which Obama and Clinton handled the vote illustrated the difference between "being a leader and being a follower" (those two fell in the latter category). Of course, as Edwards had to acknowledge, both Clinton and Obama voted against the post-veto supplemental bill that lacked a withdrawal timetable, so his criticism is reduced to the complaint that they cast that vote "quietly." This seems ... thin.

--Sam Rosenfeld