“STRONG AND CLEAR.” Not “soft and muddy.” If John Edwards seems to have changed, he says, it’s only a change in clarity.

“I should make absolutely clear: Nothing has changed about John Edwards as a human being and my value system,” he said. “It’s exactly the same as it’s always been, which is wanting to give people the chances that I’ve had.”

Well, there must at least be a change in your values about how forthright a political candidate needs to be.

UPDATE: A little muddiness on Edwards’ relationship with the netroots.