Chet Edwards’ Near Miss

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It’s Joe Biden’s big night tonight. So what does it feel like to have almost made the cut? Stealth candidate Chet Edwards came through the grueling vetting process with his magnanimity and sense of humor intact:

It is a measure of what a near-miss means in politics that, instead of getting the VIP treatment in downtown Denver, the Texas Congressman is staying 12 miles away at a Red Lion Hotel in Aurora, navigating the city’s light-rail system and sounding like a supporting-actor nominee who came up short on Oscar night. “I don’t regret a second of it,” says the stealth candidate who made it all the way to the final round of consideration for the second spot on the Democratic ticket.