John Edwards will withdraw from the presidential race today. Reportedly it will happen in New Orleans, where he announced his candidacy. The media and the pollsters and the Clinton machine have won. America has lost. Elizabeth will be disconsolate, but I am guessing that her illness is part of the equation. You'll be hearing about this all day, everywhere. Just felt obliged to play taps for my man's candidacy.
Read on to see what one Obama supporter has to say about Edwards' withdrawal.
I was schmoozing with folks at Firedoglake this morning. Most of us were lamenting the departure of John Edwards from the race, and we were/are feeling mighty sad about it.
A commenter named Mike wrote the following:
I’m an Obama supporter, so this is hard to say. John Edwards, in my opinion, won every debate. I can’t understand how he could never seem to gain any traction. Even though he isn’t my guy this is kind of spirit crushing. Everyone on the boards here know how hard the Clinton/Obama people attack each other. It gets fucking ugly! The Edwards folks, always passionate, never seem to draw their guns. All of Edward’s supporters should be extremely proud of the way they conduct themselves on this site. You are a class act, as was your candidate. John Edwards was, and is, a truly honorable man. I’ll miss him!
What a classy guy. I wrote to thank him for his compassionate outreach. It means a lot to me and others who've supported Edwards.