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Will John Edwards' endorsement of Barack Obama help him secure the Democratic Party's nomination?

Politics 2008/05/14 23:41:24
Yes. Why didn't Edwards endorse sooner?
No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperienced, hypocritical and lacking substance will not help Obama with voters looking for real change.
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At a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Senator John Edwards formally endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic Nomination. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had been seeking the former Vice Presidential Candidates' blessing.
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  • roger 2008/05/15 00:39:53
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    roger
    +3
    all the' good ol boys' comin home to the roost...teeteehee!
  • Toby 2008/05/15 00:35:54
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    Toby
    +3
    I don't like either one of these answers. My answer is : Not now. Johnny come lately.
  • Jerimia 2008/05/15 00:35:23
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    Jerimia
    +6
    I think Edwards endorsement will actually HURT Obama.
  • aace Jerimia 2008/05/15 01:13:45
  • NurseyP... Jerimia 2008/05/15 09:46:27
    NurseyPaola
    +1
    How will it hurt him? Please elaborate.
  • Jerimia NurseyP... 2008/05/21 02:41:48
    Jerimia
    Many people dislike Edwards. His backing may be enough to make
    people turn away from Obama. Edwards is a liar. (About the vets
    sleeping under bridges) As a Disabled Vet myself, I know what the
    Veterans Admin and the VA Medical centers have set up. Not the greatest
    medical care, but no veteran HAS to sleep under a bridge.
  • sadiesmom 2008/05/15 00:34:07
    Yes. Why didn't Edwards endorse sooner?
    sadiesmom
    +4
    I understand why he did not endorse earlier...it came when needed...He was looking for the person that spoke his language...and for this, I love him more!
  • cathy~C... sadiesmom 2008/05/15 01:34:13
    cathy~COB "Love One Another"
    +4
    He gave a great speech before the endorsement, Sadiesmom. Both Edwards and Obama spoke very well of Hillary, also. Great night!
  • sadiesmom cathy~C... 2008/05/15 01:41:59
    sadiesmom
    +3
    Indeed!
  • Jane He... cathy~C... 2008/05/15 03:21:49
    Jane Heffelfinger
    I wonder how people can be so naive.
  • cathy~C... Jane He... 2008/05/15 03:35:48
    cathy~COB "Love One Another"
    +2
    Definately not naive, but of course your welcome to your opinion.
  • MadHatter 2008/05/15 00:32:25
  • roger MadHatter 2008/05/15 00:41:04
    roger
    +3
    I don't think so...
  • mstee 2008/05/15 00:27:19
    Yes. Why didn't Edwards endorse sooner?
    mstee
    +3
    I think he was wating to see how he could effect the outcome of the election and he would make a better V.P. choice than Hillary. He played his cards not to upset either side.
  • zathura33 2008/05/15 00:07:53
    Yes. Why didn't Edwards endorse sooner?
    zathura33
    +3
    My Dedication to Hillary:
  • Cindy 2008/05/15 00:06:14 (edited)
    Yes. Why didn't Edwards endorse sooner?
    Cindy
    +3
    I don't think they will allow her to go to the Convention with her case. It's too bad cuz votes still need to be counted.
    He may have a few more delegates,
    she may have the popular vote and needed states to win.
    But I think they will cut her out and try to mend the party asap.

    I don't think they will put her on the dream team either.

    Party people's work is made harder by truth/justice people. (me)
    Both are champions for right things - justice
    One slowly gets it done and works harder (some day a woman will be president)
    because the other makes people feel uncomfortable.
    It's why many of my anti - establishment generation pulled away from politics
    What will you young folks do?
  • Assassi... Cindy 2008/05/15 00:21:25
    Assassin Felinious
    Currently, Obama has the popular vote by a little, as well as the delgate majority. Not enough to have delegate confirmation though.
  • Cindy Assassi... 2008/05/15 00:23:24 (edited)
    Cindy
    +1
    yeah - they only think after kentucky and puerto Rico she may pull ahead in populat, we'll see (maybe)
  • Assassi... Cindy 2008/05/15 00:26:18
    Assassin Felinious
    +2
    I think it's time to be done with it. It's obvious she's pitching her case state after state for 2012.
  • Cindy Assassi... 2008/05/15 00:27:48
    Cindy
    +1
    maybe!
  • Jane He... Cindy 2008/05/15 03:33:06
    Jane Heffelfinger
    +4
    It is Hillary who has the choice of taking it to the convention floor. I, one of hundreds of thousands, hope she does exactly that.

    Make the hypocrits face you head on, make them tell you to your face, make them declare that, in their opinion, he is the better candidate.

    I want to see their hand.

    I want to document it to the world.

    If the Party wanted to play fair, the SDs would wait the few more weeks before declaring who they are for. By making their declaration now they are only attempting to stack the deck their way. Such unsportsman like conduct should not be acceptable bahavior from people who profess to be our leaders in the country professing to promote democracy to the world. It should be no wonder other countries have less than favorable opinions of the United States.
  • Cindy Jane He... 2008/05/15 17:34:43 (edited)
    Cindy
    They are each close to the magic number needed for a nominee.
    His case? He has won more delegats and states (with a lead in pop vote)
    Her case? She has the important states needed to in Nov. against McCain - she expects to pass him in pop vote when all contest ended by June 3

    Super Delegates are now giving over their points. He has just surppased her in those.

    IF supers continue either NOW, before states have finished voting, before they resolve MI & FL - he could reach the magic number and there would be no need to fight over it at convention.
    :o(
  • Ripped1X... 2008/05/15 00:06:03
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    Ripped1X...
    +1
    No but it will probably have an impact on Obama considering him as a VP running mate.
  • Cindy Ripped1... 2008/05/15 00:24:32
    Cindy
    +2
    I think he already is offering that ot the New Mexico gov.
  • Ripped1... Cindy 2008/05/15 01:25:17
    Ripped1X...
    +4
    I guess we will figure that out when they officially announce it if it's first come, first served or What have you done for me lately.
  • Fef Cindy 2008/05/15 03:35:39
    Fef
    +1
    Gov. Bill Richardson
    bill richardson barack obama
  • roger Fef 2008/05/15 05:07:29
    roger
    +1
    now is'nt that just picture perfect...umh!
  • Joe 2008/05/15 00:00:33
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    Joe
    +4
    Hilliary Clinton still has something up her sleeve
  • Assassi... Joe 2008/05/15 00:24:43
    Assassin Felinious
    +3
    An elbow? :) he he he

  • sherdon2 Joe 2008/05/15 16:32:16
    sherdon2
    +1
    I hope so!!
  • Ken "Don't tread on me!" 2008/05/15 00:00:27 (edited)
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    Ken "Don't tread on me!"
    +6
    No, but not for the stated reasons! Obama already had secured the Democratic nomination. The fact that Edwards comes out now endorsing a candidate he once accused of lacking substance merely proves how really lacking in substance both of them really are!
  • Assassi... Ken "Do... 2008/05/15 00:20:22
    Assassin Felinious
    +2
    "What?" (Scooby Doo voice)... i'm sooo confused
  • cccoke 2008/05/14 23:59:26
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    cccoke
    +3
    Hate to say this but looks like
  • Daryl 2008/05/14 23:58:04
    No. Edwards' endorsement of a candidate he previously blasted as inexperience...
    Daryl
    +6
    The endorsement of an ambulance chaser doesn't have the same weight as the Hamas endorsement.
  • roger Daryl 2008/05/15 00:38:31
    roger
    +4
    very good...did it again you lil scoundrel.
  • Assassin Felinious 2008/05/14 23:56:29
    Yes. Why didn't Edwards endorse sooner?
    Assassin Felinious
    +6
    I think it's all a matter of time before Obama rocks the nation and gives us some real change.
  • Cindy Assassi... 2008/05/15 00:11:08 (edited)
    Cindy
    +2
    You don't think it's all the same 'ol same 'ol politics?

    I think it is and is why I still chase after justice.

    He won't change much
  • Assassi... Cindy 2008/05/15 00:19:36
    Assassin Felinious
    +3
    I choose to believe in the fact that at least we'll stop occupying Iraq. That alone is change enough for me. Perhaps our deadbeat president has given me little expectations.
  • Cindy Assassi... 2008/05/15 00:22:17
    Cindy
    +4
    i hope and pray we GET out of Iraq
  • Assassi... Cindy 2008/05/15 00:24:06
    Assassin Felinious
    +2
    Here here...

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