Of course, everyone is claiming that John Kerry picked John Edwards because of his youth, charisma, and southern roots, but the NYT lets slip the REAL story:
Several people pointed to the secretive and exclusive Bilderberg conference of some 120 people that this year drew the likes of Henry A. Kissinger, Melinda Gates and Richard A. Perle to Stresa, Italy, in early June, as helping win Mr. Kerry's heart. Mr. Edwards spoke so well in a debate on American politics with the Republican Ralph Reed that participants broke Bilderberg rules to clap before the end of the session. Beforehand, Mr. Edwards traveled to Brussels to meet with NATO officials, brandishing his foreign-policy credentials.
"His performance at Bilderberg was important," said a friend of Mr. Kerry who was there. "He reported back directly to Kerry. There were other reports on his performance. Whether they reported directly or indirectly, I have no doubt the word got back to Mr. Kerry about how well he did."
So the Bilderberg Conference plays a key role in Skull and Bones member John Kerry's VP choice in his race against fellow Bonesman George W. Bush. All we need are connections to the Freemasons, Jesuits, Fletcher Prouty, and the Queen of England for a grand unified conspiracy theory of American politics. The LaRouchites must be having a field day.