Wednesday, May 14, 2008

John Edwards Endorses Obama !

ABC News confirms that John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama at an event tonight in Michigan:
Former Sen. John Edwards is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidate Wednesday evening, in a dramatic attempt by the Obama campaign to answer concerns regarding Obama's appeal to working-class voters, several senior Democratic sources tell ABC News.
Edwards, who ran for president on a platform of eradicating poverty, plans to appear alongside Obama in Grand Rapids, Mich., Wednesday evening. The event comes one day after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Obama by 41 points in the West Virginia primary, and Edwards' endorsement will give Obama a key establishment stamp of approval as he attempts to close out the nominating process. ...
A source close to the Clinton campaign said the Edwards camp gave the Clinton folks a head's up.
"Clearly it's upsetting" the source tells ABC. "He brings the workers" to Obama.
Time's Mark Halperin says a source reports that Edwards was on Obama's campaign plane today.
NBC News notes the impact this could have on the delegate count:
Edwards has 18 pledged delegates.
Even if all of those people voted for Obama, and there's no guarantee they would, it wouldn't quite give Obama a majority in pledged delegates, but it would get him close. Edwards' people are really loyal and might not vote for Obama or Hillary or whoever -- even if Edwards tells them to.
Original Post: The Obama campaign has announced a "major national endorsement" for a rally tonight at 7pm in Michigan, and the rumor mill is swirling that it is none other than Sen. John Edwards. Time's Mark Halperin is teasing as much at his Web site, with a photo of Edwards and the text, "Ready to choose? Ready to hope?"
Edwards has certainly dropped some hints in recent days. He's chided Hillary Clinton over her comments about race, said he can't figure out how Clinton could ever win the nomination, and even said he planned to endorse the person he voted for in North Carolina's primary, using (it seems) the word "him." (From Huff Post)
NOTE: The medias plan following Hillary's W. Virginia win has been to declare how Obama does not have the white vote....which is absolutely ignorant considering in the very next sentence, they state that Obama is expected to win all white state ! Now the Edwards endorsement will not only smack her victory in the face, but further exemplifies that she's toast. Don't forget, Edwards had 47 SuperDelegates on his side who may all go to Obama. Not to mention the very whites that the media claims are Hillary's base looooooove Edwards. IT'S ALL GOOD !
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