EDWARDS to quit Dem race for President

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  1. swordfishME

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    Just heard that John Edwards plans to end his campaign today for the Democratic presidental nomination. He is not planning on endorsing any candidate as of yet but wants both Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama to pledge to make poverty a top priority.
     
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    Probably a smart move on his part....
     
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    OH? That's interesting. They were just talking to his daughter on MTV News about how strong their campaign was going and how she loves to be involved. I know that they might have taped that a couple of weeks ago, but still.
     
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    One of his Edwards top advisors "Mudcat Saunders" just announced on MSNBC that he would do "everything in his power to make sure that John Edwards does NOT endorse Hillary Clinton".....He said he believes in the 22nd amendment and that he believes that the Clinton Presidency would be a co-presidency and would not be thrilled to have Bill back in the white house.....
     
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    What campaign? He's been running on his wife's cancer and dead children. Not to mention the absurd "Two-Americas" deal.


     
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    Sadly, I think this has been coming for a long time. Edwards had been in my "top two" for a long time, but his campaign had a lot more energy six months ago than it had recently.
     
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    I've met John Edwards and, man, what a downer. The guy just brings everything down. We were all having a great conversation and then he started in with his "oh my, everyone's poor," and his "I know a man who is so poor he can't even buy shoes," and his "I know a man... he had no health insurance.... and he had no legs." Seriously, it makes me want to shoot myself in the head.

    No matter what the festive occasion, he brings the mood down! Look at his HUUUGE speech in Iowa after he came in second place... "I know a woman... she had no health insurance... her puppy died... she had no arms."


    STOP BEING SO DEPRESSING!

    Obama is winning because he has hope!

    And arms and legs.
     
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    That doesn't sound like you've met him at all. I've met him once, very briefly, during a time when he wasn't campaigning for office -- my mom and Elizabeth Edwards shared an oncologist. And I definitely got the impression that he's not like that all the time.

    I agree, however, that for the past several weeks, he's spent waaaay too much time on Natalie Sarkesian and James Lowe.
     
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    This was a social after a speech. It was very depressing. I was glady my shoe laces were so short, otherwise I might have used them on myself in the bathroom.
     
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    I liked Edwards. He might have been the strongest candidate against whomever the Republicans nominate. But he had less money and among Democrats both Obama and Clinton both have a built in very loyal constituency,

    I hope Edwards will wait until at least after February 5 to back a candidate. It is in the interest of the Democrats that the voters not see Edwards third choice for president be the nominee. I feel the same way about all other Democrats, if a Democrats hasn't publically announced an endorsement, wait until after Feb 5. It might be over then. We will see. In Florida where only Democrats could vote and there was no campaigning, Hillary had almost twice the votes of Obama. We don't know yet if that will hold true in New York and Calf and other big states.
     
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    Interesting fact about the florida vote......Hillary won the people who exercised their right to vote early, before Obama's win in S Carolina and all of Bill's Hijinks. However, of the people who actually went to the polls on voting day it was Clinton and Obama split at 50/50. Sounds like there was a move away from Clinton and Towards Obama.
     
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    I can't stand Edwards -

    If his wife has terminal cancer - give it up.

    Plus he's just slick - too many years in a courtroom schmoozing people. My daddy worked in a mill - if I hear that one more time I'm gonna scream.

    There is a time for everyone and this is not his time.
     
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    This is all very interesting, b/c idealistically I agree most with Edwards. Unfortunately, he just has never convinced me that he can take on that "fearless leader" role. Of the Democratic candidates, Edwards would make a great teamplayer, but I'd rather see Obama or "Billary" lead a cause.

    In an election that puts a fiery woman and an eloquent black man as eminent presidential nominees, what's an average white guy to do? But then that also begs the question, who the hell would Democrats choose if Obama and Hillary weren't running? I mean, even when there were 8 candidates, most were not obvious front runners. And would Edwards have looked more like a leader if he had been up against just the other five? I don't know.

    I think we are all very fortunate to witness this historic election process.
     
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    It's about time these people start giving it up. Guiliani is gone too.
     
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    LOL-- I hollered when I read that. Too funny!! It's true. Edwards does tend to wear his heart on his sleeve, and always looks ready to belly-flop on a sword.

    Great point! I had not considered this, but I agree totally!
     
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