Right now, former top-tier politico John Edwards is back practicing law as a plaintiff attorney. But that could just be a parking spot in his career.
Like many planning The Next, Edwards could be leveraging a funeral as a testing ground for what he can attempt to put together. We assumed that might be the agenda of Ted Kennedy Jr. at the funeral of his father. Currently Kennedy is contemplating a run for the Connecticut state senate.
The funeral Edwards attended was that of wealthy, well conntected Bunny Mellon in Upperville, Virginia. Here is the account in The Washington Post. Mellon had been a source of support and funding for Edwards when he campaigned for the U.S. presidency.
Now, through her death, Edwards can take the pulse of public and media opinion about where his reputation stands. Although he might not run for any public office he could emerge against as a national or global leader in whatever.