John Edwards has had an unfortunate relationship with YouTube. The current most viewed video of him is of set to the tune “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story and shows him fixing his hair for 2 minutes.

John Edwards has spent the past week creating an emergency commercial to be aired in Washington D.C. and on YouTube. The commercial features the “peoples’ voice” against the Iraq War. In addition to being his strongest plea against the Iraq War to date, it is also a convenient use of YouTube to try to compete with his fluffy image as an expensively coiffured aristocrat. So, which John Edwards will the people respond to? The serious, globally minded populist or the aristicratic comic “pretty” boy? It will be hard for him to shed the image, that West Side Story song choice is just so catchy!