I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this “who will Edwards endorse” question. My original thinking was that John would be an absolute fool and sully his reputation by endorsing Hillary Clinton. Obviously, his campaign message was one of change and he painted Hillary as a very part of what needed to change in Washington. Before seeing Obama as a true threat, he teamed up to hammer home this point with Barack in debates. Going Hillary now would seem like he was turning his back on all of that and make him a big hypocrite. I still feel this would be true, but I want it to happen. Here’s why.

Everytime the Clinton machine has been able to paint themselves as the underdog, they’ve surged and done well afterward. If Edwards were to come out for Obama now you’d not hear the end of how the boyz were ganging up on wee little Hillary and how unfair that is. It would galvanize a great deal of female support (for female’s sake) and put Hillary in a clear position as underdog – especially with Obama having pretty much all the momentum in the room at the moment. It would look (and be spun as) unfair to the first lady President.

Likewise, I’m not sure an Edwards endorsement at this point helps Obama all that much. It may have helped before Super Tuesday and provided him an opportunity to move ahead at that point and possibly have put this thing away by now, but at this point why bother? An Obama endorsement at this point could do more harm than good.

I’d rather have my guy’s supporters pissed and talking of back room deals and politics as usual. So endorse away John! Go Hillary!

  • tim russo

    hmmmm…….i like the schadenfraude angle here. let’s run with it.

    i think an edwards endorsement of hillary will prove the panderer he’s always been. then, all the big box bloggers who bent over for Edwards will be shocked that they could have been so fooled!

  • I have been thinking that the time for the Edwards’ endorsement has passed. A bit bummed to read that John Glenn is endorsing Hillary. Any thoughts on what effect that will have on the Ohio primary? To me, that seems like a really choice local hero/celebrity endorsement to have in the bag. What do you think?

  • #2: Well, Obama had Kennedy in Massachusetts…

  • christy

    WHAT IS THIS? JUST MAYBE HE WOULD ENDORSE HER BECAUSE SHE IS A LEADER AND WILL HELP THE LOWER CLASS. OBAMA DOES NOT DO WELL WITH PEOPLE IN THE LOWER CLASS, REAL PEOPLE. OBAMA APPEALS TO THE RICH AND DUMB. IM SORRY I KNOW ALOT OF COLLEGE KIDS AND THEY ARE AS DUMB AS BUTTER. DUDE WERE IS MY CAR? YEAH THAT’S THEM. FRAT BOYS THAT THINK A BLACK PRESIDENT WOULD BE HIP. THIS REALLY IS A SCARY COUNTRY.

  • v1cious

    how can you Obama speak to the lower class, when he’s won every single rural state by a landslide? if anyone’s appealing to the rich, it’s Hillary.

    anyways, if Edwards does endorse Hillary, no one’s gonna care. she goes against everything he built his campaign on, and his supporters will disown him. it’s career suicide.

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