THAT'S BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY REJECT OUR SCUMBAGS
The Daily Caller actually thinks this is something the right should boast about:
Poll of the Day: Dick Cheney 10 times more popular than John Edwards -- With John Edwards' trial for alleged campaign finance violations set to commence Monday, a CBS News/New York Times poll measured the former North Carolina senator's favorability rating. The results are outstanding for Edwards. Outstandingly bad: 3% favorable, 41% not favorable, 15% undecided, 35% haven’t heard enough, 6% refused.
... Most exciting ... is that the poll provides writers the opportunity to write a sentence that many thought might never be written. The last such poll of former Vice President Dick Cheney -- from 2010 -- showed Edwards' 2004 electoral nemesis with a 36 percent favorability rating. That means Cheney is over 10 times more popular than someone or something, in this case one Mr. John Edwards. Cheney. Over 10 times. More. Popular....
Yes, Dick Cheney is far more popular than John Edwards, for an obvious reason -- or, rather, a two-part obvious reason:
(1) When Democrats and liberals notice that one of our own is unambiguously a scumbag, we reject that person.
(2) When one of our own is unambiguously a scumbag, we actually notice the obvious scumbaggery, which is what leads to rejection.
Republicans do neither of these things, which is why they still love Dick Cheney.
(Edwards poll results here. X-posted at Booman Tribune.)