Edwards to quit presidential race by Nedra Pickler + video

My sincere condolences to the Edwards’ supporters, I know how you feel. ~ Lo

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by Nedra Pickler
Raw Story
AP News
Jan 30, 2008 11:12 EST

AP NewsBreak: Democrat John Edwards to End His Presidential Bid

Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voters’ sympathies, The Associated Press has learned.

The two-time White House candidate notified a close circle of senior advisers that he planned to make the announcement at a 1 p.m. EST event in New Orleans that had been billed as a speech on poverty, according to two aides. The decision came after Edwards lost the four states to hold nominating contests so far to rivals who stole the spotlight from the beginning — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

The former North Carolina senator will not immediately endorse either candidate in what is now a two-person race for the Democratic nomination, said one adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the announcement. Clinton said Wednesday that Edwards called her to inform her about his decision.

Four in 10 Edwards supporters said their second choice in the race is Clinton, while a quarter prefer Obama, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo poll conducted late this month. Both Clinton and Obama would welcome Edwards’ backing and the support of the 56 delegates he had collected.

Edwards waged a spirited top-tier campaign against the two better-funded rivals, even as he dealt with the stunning blow of his wife’s recurring cancer diagnosis. In a dramatic news conference last March, the couple announced that the breast cancer that she thought she had beaten had returned, but they would continue the campaign.

Edwards planned to announce his campaign was ending with his wife and three children at his side. Then he planned to work with Habitat for Humanity at the volunteer-fueled rebuilding project Musicians’ Village, the adviser said.

With that, Edwards’ campaign will end the way it began 13 months ago — with the candidate pitching in to rebuild lives in a city still ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Edwards embraced New Orleans as a glaring symbol of what he described as a Washington that didn’t hear the cries of the downtrodden.

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John Edwards Drops Out

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4 thoughts on “Edwards to quit presidential race by Nedra Pickler + video

  1. NEDRA PICKLER is an idiot. She still thinks Al Gore won an Academy Award. This is a complete lie and she continues to spread this lie. Al Gore has never won an Academy award but the Director and Producers of the movie he was in did. So why does the media knowingly continue to tell everyone he won an Oscar when he didn’t? Because they think you will not understand the truth, the media thinks your a fool and will believe anything they say. The media are full of a bunch of elitists and they think your too stupid to do a little research on the internet and find out that they are lying. They also do not make themselves available to the public to respond to their news stories because they know people will tell them they are lying. They know they are lying but if they say something enough times they know they can change the truth with misinformation. How pathetic that we live in times like this that people knowingly mislead the public.

  2. Now the only choice for President are those in control of the corporations. The corporate owned media decides who will be the Presidential contender and like sheep to the slaughter so goes the American people. John Edwards was endorsed by experts in varied fields as having the most comprehensive plan on health care, environment, education and the economy. He was the first and only candidate in 35 years to speak of poverty in America. In the last debate he challenged Clinton and Obama to say that they would not have one lobbyist in the White House to no avail. Shame on them and shame on us.

  3. Since Edwards suspended his campaign, I will be supporting Barak. I liked his eloquent speech he gave upon Edwards resignation, and feel he’s the next best candidate…at least for now.

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