This morning, the Edwards campaign sent out a fundraising email with a video of Ann Coulter basically stopping just short of saying she wanted to see John Edwards killed in a terrorist attack.
Well, Coulter was just on Hardball -- and moments ago, Elizabeth Edwards called in to stage a surprise confrontation of the pundit.
A couple quick points on this. First, Elizabeth is basically now the lead front-woman for attacking the wingnuts -- standing up for her man, and all that. Recall that Coulter called Edwards a "faggot" and has launched other, equally tasteful attacks on him of late. Also recall that Elizabeth went after Matt Drudge the other day. This is clearly a storyline being laid out by the campaign, and for good reason. (Cue up the pundits who will claim this makes Edwards look weak and incapable of defending himself.)
Click on the 'play' button in the lower left-hand corner to play the video.
I'm starting to think that Elizabeth would be a better candidate than John...
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