January 30, 2008

John Edwards Gives Up On His Presidential Ambitions

We knew that Rudy was pulling out of the election today. We didn't have any warning that John Edwards was pulling out as well. Do you have any thoughts on how this decision by Edwards to leave the race will impact on Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?

10 comments:

Mes Deux Cents said...

HI Villager,

I'm not happy to see Edwards drop out. Although I don't think he had a chance to win the nomination I liked the issues he interjected into the race.

It's hard to say how his departure will impact the race. The so-called experts are saying this may free up White votes for Bill Clinton, oops I mean Hillary Clinton.

That may or may not be the case but we won't have long to wait to find out. Super Tuesday is right around the corner.

Villager said...

MDC - I literally just heard about his dropping out a few minutes ago. I thought he was ambitious and looking to get 15% in each state so he could pick up delegates and play a decisive role at the convention this summer. I didn't have any clue he would drop out so soon.

It is now Team Clinton vs. Barack Obama.

I figure that both campaigns will be able to go out and make their case for votes in a 1-on-1 manner. Should be interesting...

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

It was expected. It takes money and i copuld tell by the speech he made here in GA Sunday down in Dublin. Hey question, how do i go about being added to your blog roll and afrospear, and getting ranked? im interested.

jams o donnell said...

I won't be voting in the 2008 elections (not a US citizen!). I'm sorry to see Edwards depart. My own political views (I am a member of the British Labour Party and a trade unionist) would put me on the left wing of the Democrats.

Clinton or Obama? Obama - he also supports my soccer team, West Ham United!

Regina said...

I felt that Edwards didn't really have a chance but I did not think he would drop out like this, or so soon. I really thought he would at least try to go the distance.

Villager,
Am I ranked with you?

Villager said...

All-Mi-T - I'll send you the information on joining The AfroSpear by email. Your blog is already on the Black Blog Ranking...

Jams - I've watched two movies about soccer on the continent recently. Both were good films and showed how fanatic the fans of soccer can be in England, Ireland and elsewhere...

Villager said...

Torrance - Your blog is BBR #91 (out of 748).

Regina - Your blog is BBR #180 (out of 748)

The new Black Blog Rankings should be online on Feb 1st. I try to update them on the 1st of each month.

Kat said...

OMG...I didn't expect Edwards to drop out so soon. He is a good man, but Obama is what we need. Edwards is doing the right thing. Still, we have a long, hard road ahead of us. A very long and hard road.

This is my last comment from the USA, Villager...going to spend a month in MY Motherland, Italy.

Peace, Kat

Villager said...

Kat - Our prayers are with you for safe travels to Italy! I hope that you find an internet connection when you get there!

Villager said...

All - In hindsight ... we now have a better idea of why John Edwards pulled out of the race so unexpectedly...

Baby Mama drama!