Conventional wisdom from CNN last night:
BLITZER: ...Judy Woodruff, John Edwards has nothing to be ashamed about.
WOODRUFF: He sure hasn't, Wolf.... And I think more important than all of that his staying in the race has allowed John Kerry these last several weeks to look like a winner.
That's what she said: If Kerry's success had driven all of his major rivals out of the race before Super Tuesday, he would have looked less like a winner.
Yeah, that makes sense.