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5/14/2008

Edwards Will Back Obama

Filed under: 2008 Election — Patterico @ 5:36 pm



And if it wasn’t already over, I think it is now.

18 Responses to “Edwards Will Back Obama”

  1. After Hillary’s friend at the National Enquirer tried to smear Edwards with Rielle Hunter ….

    And pretty good move to take the sweetness of the West Virginia victory away from Hillary the day after it happened. The story did not say whether Edwards had any pledged delegates he would release to Obama.

    nk (572685)

  2. He should have some. I know how got a couple from some primaries…

    This is the end for Hillary. Getting Edwards to back her was really her last chance. Now barring a REALLY pro-Hillary cut in the MI and FL del’s, she’s out.

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

  3. Apparently Hillary doesn’t realize its over. She’s in it until the final primaries next month.

    “You don’t walk off the court before the buzzer sounds,” Clinton said on CNN. “You never know, you might get a three-point shot at the end.”

    Maybe this is similiar to the old adage that the wife is always the last to know…

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90LP3CO0&show_article=1&catnum=0

    Dana (98843c)

  4. Dinner, computer, Patterico. I need to scroll down and catch up, but there’s 30% who want her to run as independent.

    Vermont Neighbor (ef4b44)

  5. Hillary as an independent…. seems extremely unlikely. I’m not seeing how staying in the primary fight hurts Hillary. She needs the money and she likes the relevance and attention.

    But her future, in the near term, is to be powerful in the senate. As a democrat, she is, as an independent, she would be weaker. No committee chairs or anything like that.

    I think Hillary has something in mind right now, but it’s hard to know from our POV. Perhaps Obama is being stubborn in paying off her debts? Perhaps Mccain or a Mccain supporter has offered her something in exchange for dragging this to convention…

    John Edwards was probably smeared in that rabloid at Hillary’s request, so this is something she should have expected. Not sure if the Clinton team is aware of something huge about Obama, but if they are, I don’t see why they don’t drop it. It it’s something really bad that can be debunked, maybe they are waiting until just before the convention, so the impact helps her the most, but this seems really far-fetched.

    Jem (4cdfb7)

  6. Obama/Edwards ’08? It’s going to be a harsh enviroment for business. Great for lawyers though.

    gp (8b6852)

  7. environment

    gp (8b6852)

  8. But her future, in the near term, is to be powerful in the senate. As a democrat, she is, as an independent, she would be weaker. No committee chairs or anything like that.

    Good point. I hate to see her leave the eye of the storm, though. Her behavior is strangely fascinating.

    Vermont Neighbor (ef4b44)

  9. Scott, its even worse than that. Obama and Edwards combined for 50% of the Florida vote and, while the pledged delegates aren’t obligated to vote for anyone if the candidate releases them, Edwards hasn’t picked is Florida delegates so he could do so with an eye towards delivering them to Obama, so Florida nets Hillary nothing at this point.

    As for Michegin, if Obama agreed to seat the delegates on the condition the NOTA votes get assigned to him, I really don’t see how Hillary could object (that was her own idea not too long ago) she would net, at most 15 delegates from adding them. So at this point Florida and Michegin look to be irrelevant.

    Sean P (da7a5d)

  10. The race for the Democratic nomination is over. The entertainment, and potential consequences, from the continuing farce of a fight is not. And Edwards’ endorsement is a non-event with respect to any of the above. But let us hope that Obama does something as spectacularly stupid as picking Edwards for his Veep nominee.

    Beldar (836c92)

  11. At the event, The Breck Girl uttered these words: “Barack Obama is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life”

    Women swooned
    Men cried
    Traffic stopped
    Lake Michigan parted
    Richard Daley arose from the dead declaring his support as well

    As the Obamessiah walked out of the water, his primary acolyte, Michelle “I am not a bitter woman” Obama declared – “Vote for Barack or you’re a racist.”

    Horatio (a549f7)

  12. Does this suggest that Silky would be AG under Obama? /puke

    JD (5f0e11)

  13. JD – That would give entirely new meaning to the term Jackpot Justice.

    daleyrocks (ae5951)

  14. Beware of anyone supported by a trial lawyer especialy if their a demacrook

    krazy kagu (1d713f)

  15. Some of the local moonbats that I know here in Cong. Wexler’s district are ecstatic about any possibility that the Breck Girl might be on the big ticket again. I guess trial lawyers might even hold more sway in a Obamwad administration. Both of these twerps are ready to pull the plug on Iraq.

    Would be lovely if the media wouldn’t spin everything or if Codepink/Moveon/Huff/Kos had to answer questions about the constant litany of complaints of W’s war. We have such a terrible running total of American deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq. Ok, all are regrettable, BUT during Clinton’s terms there were 14,000 military deaths and so far in Dubya’s a total of 7932. Yeah, I know he has eight months to go. In 1980 alone Jimmuh Carter’s presidency saw 2392 deaths. How about a LITTLE perspective on these facts, elite media? Can you imagine the NY Times printing this at all? More important to carry Barry Hussein’s water or hammer stories like the Baghdad prison one for 50 front pages.
    http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

    madmax333 (7632b7)

  16. “Richard Daley arose from the dead declaring his support as well”

    Nothing special about that. He’s been rising from the dead the first Tuesday of every even numbered year for decades now, along with 100,000 or so of his closest friends.

    Sean P (e57269)

  17. “Richard Daley arose from the dead declaring his support as well”

    Nothing special about that. He’s been rising from the dead the first Tuesday of every even numbered year for decades now, along with 100,000 or so of his closest friends.

    True statement, but he’s never returned from the dead and publicly announced his support for a Messiah in his prior resurrections.

    :)

    Horatio (a549f7)

  18. Who the he** is Edwards? He was a one term congress critter that had ‘0’ chance of retaining his seat so he jumped on the traitors bandwagon and lost anyway. Even Hanoi John blamed him for their loss. If I never see or hear about him again it will satisfy me. The people of Carolina should ride him out of state on a rail, right after the tar and feathers. But then we spent billions of dollars going after the mafia and now the U.S. Congress is way more criminal. They do nothing in the open, it’s all under the table and back doored. I think it’s time to indict all of them on the same charge they indict mobsters on. Congress steals way more money and kill a lot more people through their stupidity.

    Scrapiron (c36902)


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