As most of you know, John Edwards has left the 2008 presidential race. I for one want to congratulate Edwards on running a great campaign and for raising poverty into the spotlight that it deserves. I've liked him since the 2004 race and upon seeing him at a Kerry/Edwards event in Denver realized that he was one of the better and passionate speakers in politics. However, when I heard Obama speaking at the 2004 convention I thought, "This guy is something special and I wouldn't be surprised to see him president one day."
So the questions now are, where will Edwards supporters go and who (if either) will he endorse?
I have a feeling that Edwards would endorse Barack Obama and here's why. Like Obama, Edwards was an agent for change away from the entrenched politicians, special interests and the status quo in general in Washington D.C. Plus, I remember in one of the debates Mr. Edwards came to Obama's defense several times when being attacked by Hillary. Perhaps I'm reading too much into that but I just have the feeling that Edwards is more like Obama than HRC.
My guess is that Edwards supporters will split. That being said, I have a hunch that Obama will get about 2/3 of the Edwards people. Yet what do I know? I will say though that I was an Edwards supporter for a time and I broke for Obama when I saw the hand-writing on the wall that Edwards was fading. I would rather shave with a piece of broken glass than support HRC. I read on "The Fix" blog run by Chris Cillizza that one voter witnessed three out of four Edwards supporters breaking for Obama during the realignment.
I have great respect for John and would love to see him run as Obama's V.P. or as an Attorney General in an Obama administration. Hell, I'd like him to serve in any capacity in an Obama administration because I know that he was much to offer this country and I'd hate to see his voice silenced with this end of his campaign.
So here's the question to you Edwards supporters? Who do you prefer between the two and who will you vote/caucus for? Or will support a third party or simply not vote at all? Or are you now undecided? Inquiring minds want to know!!
BTW, Hulk Hogan endorsed Obama--I had to laugh at this because I was a big, BIG WWF wrestling fan when I was a kid and even when to a live event here in Denver once with my Dad. Hulk of course was my favorite wrestler. Obviously "The Hulkster's," "endorsement" is pretty much meaningless but I had to add that to the blog for some levity. Although it might help to get out of the steroid vote. Sorry Hulk, I love ya but I couldn't resist.
Oh yeah, one more thing. N.O.W (National Organization for Women) has stated that Senator Kennedy betrayed (the exact words were "ultimate betrayal") women by simply endorsing Obama!!!! They also used the word "abandoned!!!" I'm a huge supporter of a woman's right to choose but it is ABSURD to say that Ted Kennedy is betraying WOMEN!!! Are you kidding me?? Kennedy has worked for woman's rights for DECADES and now that he dared choose someone else to support in this campaign besides a woman, he's persona nongrata?? It is ridiculous to assume that non-support of a female candidate means non-support of women's issues.
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