Excellent analysis, MI.
To play devil's advocate, Edwards is to Kerry as Quayle was to Bush I. :)
Actually, I think the whole debate, while fun, is a moot point. I believe the Clinton Camp will sabotage the Kerry campaign in the early fall in an effort to deny him the presidency so Hillary can run in '08. Assuming Hillary doesn't become the Democratic Party's nominee. :)
You are exactly right. Edwards was not Kerry's pick. The Clinton's made sure they were in control of the VP choice. They have just checked off one more item in their plan. I can't wait to see what the grand finale will be.