With news that John Edwards will drop out of the presidential race today, we present this somewhat prophetic shot by Flickr user Mona T. Brooks (alias: mona, eh) at the YearlyKos convention in Chicago this past summer. Alone backstage, away from the bright lights and TV cameras, Edwards displays a look of pensive uncertainty.

The photo was to be part of our “Net Pix” feature in the February 2008 issue, but it got away from us because of our limited space. Be sure to check out Mona’s photostream, which includes shots of the other Democratic candidates at the convention.

John Edwards by Mona T. Brooks