|And On Rudy's Heels...
||[Jan. 30th, 2008|11:06 am]
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Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina is dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, two sources inside his campaign said Wednesday.
A shame. Edwards was the Democratic candidate I liked the most. He spoke often of poverty and health care issues, and keeping the focus on the poor was what set him apart from the others. The domestic agenda under an Edwards presidency would have been something all Americans could be proud of, I think.
An aide said Edwards does not plan to endorse either Clinton or Obama at this time but he may do so in the future.
My guess is he'll get on the Obama wagon, and sooner rather than later. I can't see him endorsing Clinton (or Gravel!), nor letting so much time pass before making an endorsement that some of his supporters wind up voting for Clinton on February 5.
By the way, things are about to get ugly -- really, really ugly -- now that both sides have essentially been whittled down to two serious frontrunners. Watch for more smears along the lines of "Obama was educated in a Madrass" and "McCain is a traitor" coming soon.