Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Edwards Drops Out of Race

The New York Times reports that John Edwards has decided to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination for President. He is expected to make a speech from New Orleans today - the same city where he kicked off his campaign.

Edwards ran a vigorous campaign, but could never get past the top two with either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. He has spoken with the two of them by phone, but has not said whether he will endorse either of them.

Read the entire New York Times article here.

plez sez: this is a good move by john edwards. the early primaries have shown that his message was not going to get past those of Obama or Clinton... this has been a two-horse race from the beginning (even though, edwards did have a respectible showing in the Iowa Caucus, where he was in a virtual dead heat with clinton for second place).

plezWorld thinks edwards would be a good vice-presidential running mate for either Obama or clinton, as both will need a southern presence on the ticket come november. the only issue may be that he is TOO LIBERAL and both obama & clinton should look for a more moderate democrat to balance their tickets.


David Sullivan said...

I like Edwards a lot. His message has been consistent all along and he is sincere, genuine. His politics appeals to me being I grew up poor and relied on government to help me out of poverty. I hope Barack is serious about continuing Edwards fight for raising people up out of poverty.

Aaron & Alaine said...

Edwards made a good choice, but the convention will get even more interesting now. I think he's out of the VP consideration because he didn't pull the support necessary - and there are others on the horizon (i.e. Sebilius)capable of pulling a more conservative base. I've gotten past my ABC (anyone but Clinton) anger, but I pray she won't get the chance to mislead this nation.