Edwards Endorses Obama

Democrat John Edwards has given his long-awaited endorsement to Barack Obama.

It's a major boost from a former presidential rival as Obama tries to shrug off Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is determined to press ahead.

Edwards was to appear with Obama in Grand Rapids, Mich., as Obama campaigns in a critical general election battleground.

The endorsement comes the day after Clinton defeated Obama by more than 2-to-1 in West Virginia. The loss highlighted Obama's work to win over the "Hillary Democrats" -- white, working-class voters who also supported Edwards in large numbers before he exited the race.

Edwards, a former North Carolina senator and the 2004 vice presidential nominee, dropped out of the race in late January.

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  • by citizen for obama on May 15, 2008 at 03:25 AM
    since when is it a problem of free speech? I'm glad that Edwards came forth to support our next president....it may help...but this sure doesn't give McCain and open door for presidency. Personally, i would not vote for edwards for president, but with the shape of our country now, with crooks in the white howse that stole the last election, and have not followed the laws of our land, we deserve better. I hope all those that did vote for bush cheney before will support obama, and whoever he chooses as a VP. Things have got to be better...we are going to hell in a handbasket otherwise.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on May 15, 2008 at 03:01 AM
    This shouldn't surprise anyone. Birds of a feather (the 2 most Liberal Senators) go together. Edwards is still looking at the White House even if he has to go through the VP mansion to get there. I just don't understand why he gets so much support from the "white working class". That describes me but I can see through his charm and recognize his brand of Socialism.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on May 15, 2008 at 12:39 AM
    Johnny is either running for VP or Attorney General. God help us all...
  • by Davis Location: Martin County on May 14, 2008 at 07:30 PM
    Two elitist egos together equal one "No Go." This is McCain's gain.

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