Wednesday, May 14, 2008

John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama


Edwards endorses Obama, praises Clinton
From Ed Hornick

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards endorsed Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"The reason I'm here tonight is because the Democratic voters have made their choice, and so have I," he told the boisterous crowd.

"There is one man who knows that knows and understands that this is a time for bold leadership. There is one man that knows how to create the change, the lasting change, that you have to build from the ground up," Edwards said. "There is one man who knows in his heart there is time to create one America, not two ... and that man is Barack Obama."

Edwards also praised Sen. Hillary Clinton's candidacy.

"What she has shown ... is strength and character, and what drives her is something that every single one of us can and should appreciate," Edwards said. "She is a woman who, in my judgment, is made of steel, and she's a leader in this country not because of her husband but because of what she has done."

He said that when the nomination battle is over, "and it will be over soon, brothers and sisters ... we must come together as Democrats."

Rest of article at the link above.

Very strategic of the Obama campaign to roll out this endorsement to blunt the West Virginia loss.


Hillary08 said...

I have lost all respect for John Edwards and the Democratic Party. I am going full pledge to the Republican party, at least they are offering someone with experience, which is vital for our country right now.

Andre said...

Uh...ok. It was nice to know you. Be sure to close the door when you leave.

Anonymous said...

Hillary08? Losing isn't a bad thing. My father said it's better to lose then to win. Why? You learn when you lose. Live and learn. Don't cheat yourself by doing something you think would help your eagle. Ask yourself... "Do I really want to keep my friends and neighbors in Iraq?" I trust you'll do the right thing.