January 2008

I guess it’s Hillary time.

Earlier today, I suspended my campaign for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. I made this announcement from where our journey began just over 12 months ago: New Orleans.

I began my presidential campaign in New Orleans to remind the country that all of us — as citizens and as a government — have a moral responsibility to each other, and what we do together matters.

Now, it’s time for me to step aside so that history can blaze its path. We do not know who will take the final steps to the White House — but what we do know is that our Democratic Party will make history.

And, along the way, all of you who have been involved in this campaign and this movement for change and this cause, I am asking you to continue speaking out for those who have no voice, just as Elizabeth and I will continue to do. We need you.

Do not turn away from the great struggles before us. Do not give up on the causes that we have fought for. Do not walk away from what’s possible, because it’s time for all of us — all of us together — to make the two Americas one. We need you.

I hope you will take a few moments to listen to the video clip of my speech in New Orleans earlier this afternoon or to read it below.

In the meantime, Elizabeth and my family join me in thanking all of you for your support and for working so hard on my behalf. We are truly blessed to have such friends.

Thank you.

-John Edwards

Well no on screamed their way into obscurity, no one called themselves, “the comeback kid” and no one dropped any strategically placed f-bombs, but the caucus was still eventful. We came one step closer to having the first African-American president. Only took a little over a hundred years, and who says the US isn’t liberal?
While this is a nice gesture, I’m more worried about actual policies and the candidates’ abilities to govern. Obama seems to be lacking in an actual voting record by which he can be judged. And while Hillary can be charged with not taking any strong stances on this campaign, at least she has a substantial voting log that can be examined. Obama is like a bean sprout salad when all you want is a juicy T-bone.

Edwards, with an impressive second, is still underrated and underreported. Unfortunately in today’s climate a great number of American voters pay more attention to appearances than policies and as Elizabeth Edwards says, “He can’t make himself black and he can’t make himself a woman.” I think Edwards would make an excellent president. That said, I also think Hillary would make an excellent president, and if Edwards doesn’t pick up steam I’ll be throwing in with her when his campaign is on its death bed.

Obama just doesn’t do anything for me. Sure people want change and all that, but don’t pick up the first thing that comes along without checking it out first. This is exactly how lonely sailors end up with the clap and tranny hookers.