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Edwards: 'Obama Will Be the Nominee'

By Zachary A. Goldfarb
Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said it is likely Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) will be his party's nominee, and he warned Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) against hurting the party's chances in the fall by staying in the race.

"I think it is likely, certainly, at this point, that Senator Obama will be the nominee," said Edwards, a former North Carolina senator and two-time presidential candidate.

He added on CBS's "Face the Nation," "I think the one thing that [Clinton] has to be careful about ... is that, if she makes the case for herself, which she's completely entitled to do, she has to be really careful that she's not damaging our prospects, the Democratic Party, and our cause, for the fall."

Edwards said Clinton has been making "a pretty compelling case for her candidacy," but "you can no longer make a compelling case for the math." Obama on Saturday took a lead among Democratic superdelegates, and he already led among pledged delegates.

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COL.(retd)A.M.Khajawall:

Sorry, but I respectfully disagree.
What service or country did you retire from? You don't use American English.

Hillary has always been the best candidate. Obama will split the country in two and help the Republicans win. I pray to my God that is all he causes.

Posted by: Katherine | May 16, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Nothing is written in stone.

Posted by: katherine | May 16, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

What is Hillary's record? Botching healthcare reform? Sticking with an adulterer? Being on the wrong side of several key senatorial votes? She'll do and say anything to realize what she feels she is entitled to. Creatively selling out the Lincoln bedroom? No character, no accountability, no class.

HC moves the goal post and redefines victory at every turn. Ask youself one question, if this situation were reversed would she be saying the same things? Does anyone truly feel that Obama would be subscribing to the same destructive politics? "Fighter" my ass. More likely, a egomaniac with a self-serving agenda.

It's time to close the book on everything Clinton.

Posted by: KRM | May 14, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Edwards in my opinion just wants it over and doesnt have the guts to help keep it going. If Obama thinks by getting Edwards that he is going to get the majority of Hillary's votes he is sadly mistaken. I WILL NEVER VOTE OR SUPPORT OBAMA!!!! I will vote for McCain!!!

Posted by: Laura AZ | May 14, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Dear Fellow Americans.

Our Great-grand Nation, the United States of America
is and will face very critical and substantial
"Challenges" in coming,
months, years, and decades.

It is very essential that we pick our next
President on the basis of following criteria.


1. A candidate with a clear "Vision and Mission".

2. A candidate with a sound " Character and Integrity"
.

3. A candidate with a evident "Presidential
Temperament" and " Principled Judgment".

4. A candidate with "little "Washington exposure"
and "real future and past Voters".

5. A candidate who "Inspires us up" rather than
"Tears us down".

6. A candidate not based on past "sexism, racism, and
ageism".

In my professional and personal opinion, the only
candidate who has shown the above qualities and
characteristics is Senator Obama.

As an independent registered voter since 1980. I voted
for Carter, voted for Reagan, voted for First Bush,
and second Bush in 2000 and In over time last
interest in "Washington politics".I stopped voting.
Not a good idea under any circumstance, particularly
at present time.

This time we can not afford to stay on side lines and
let Washington remain the same.We can not afford our
Greatgreat Nation to become less than what we are and
can be.

We need to send clear and candid message to the world
and some 24 hour partisan poisonous hateful media.

These type of media outlets are trying to deprive,
dupe, and derail us from getting it right this time.

I pray and hope that we the American people won't be
part of this deception, seduction, and confusion.

These type of media and pundits are trying there best
to deny us better and replace our past remember some
of
our bitterness and differences. { "Our Greatgrand
Nations people are persistently and constantly
subjected to Psychological terrorism" without our
knowledge by these these poisonous hateful partisan
media outlets".

We Americans are should not and would not to allow
these type of media psychologically terrorized,
traumatized and silence us this time.Not this time.

I am sure that we will get it right this
time and elect Senator Obama our next President. let
us not get dragged down into racism, sexism and
ageism.

Let us remember that our Greatgrand is constituted of
family, friends,fellowships, faith, funds,foundations,
fun, and future with fairness and freedom and without
fear or favor.

We can not afford to lose any of above connections.
Let
us stand up, be counted, save, build our Greatgrand
Nation for decades to come and regain our world
economic, and power status back.

God Bless our Great grand Nation and its diverse
people.

Our Greatgrand nation needs present and future
stability, security, safety,sustained progress and
restoration of our due status in this perilous Global
World at the all levels.

Yours sincerely,

COL.[retd] A.M.Khajawall
Forensic Psychiatrist.
Disables American Veteran.
Las Vegas Nevada.

Posted by: COL.[retd]A.M.Khajawall | May 13, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Truths must be told. Sorry Hilly baby. I had supported you until this great Obama came from nowhere and since I believe in quality I had to dump you.
I never knew people like Obama still exist in US politics.
Lets try him for the next 4 years.
God bless America.

Posted by: Rawlings | May 13, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Bye Billary:

Why do you hate women? Scared of them? Or maybe that's the only way you can make yourself seem better to yourself. You are a sick excuse for a man, worse if you are a woman. No decent man or woman would put down women like you or imply or say women are second class.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 12, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

To Ramona in Ohio & other Clintonites:

The majority of Democrats, and majority of leaders in the Democratic Party disagree with you, and have supported Obama for POTUS. On this topic, I think they would know better than anyone else.

The Obama, and Clinton policies are almost identical. What is your specific policy concern?

Posted by: Sally | May 12, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

I assume this makes John Edwards a "Judas", like most other democrats.

Does this fat-headed lady ever stop singing her blues?!?

Posted by: Franky | May 12, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Once and for all; Barack is not qualified to be President; we love our country and will not vote for someone to "save" the Democratic Party. It isn't worth saving; it allowed this unknown to sneak back and develop a strategy to subvert the will of the Democratic majority. The party leaders did nothing to force a revote in Florida and Michigan; they did nothing to contradict Barack's weird logic that to win more states, when they are states the Dems won't carry in the fall, shows their lack of spines.

To whomever it is that keeps dissing Bill, as Hillary said, which part of the 90's don't you like - the peace or the prosperity. He even did this with the Republican hatchman out to get him.

Posted by: Ramona in Ohio | May 12, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Last I knew, "likely to be nominee" is different from "will be the nominee". WaPo's headline writer must have slipped a cog, or are you trying to manipulate those of the populace who do not read beyond the headline? As to Edwards, does anyone really care what he thinks at this point? He is merely trying to prolong his 15 minutes of fame and keep his name out there as VP candidate or cabinet post appointee without actually taking a definite position. By the way, WaPo, what are the numbers in W VA or KY?

Posted by: darlenedeminsocal | May 12, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Diane - is a member of the Republican Party already and doesn't even know it.

Posted by: problemwithcaring | May 12, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

The vicious response to Diane's post and many other pro-Clinton messages makes it all the less likely that Hillary's supporters will forgive and forget. Hasn't anyone ever heard of grace in victory? This is no way to heal wounds or get the Clinton constituency to come around in November.

Plus do the math yourselves. Roe v. Wade is already toast thanks to Naderites and the Dems who mocked Al Gore.

Posted by: jojo40 | May 12, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Thats right Diane; You do not represent good hard working American women. You are not fit to even be allowed to vote. Take your crap and go Republican, PLEASE!

Posted by: Cathy | May 12, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Diane... your are so ignorant. Your the type of person who will shoot off your nose to spite your face. Im pretty sure you are a Republican pretending to be a Democrat. You definately sound like your related to Bush. You dirty, back alley, worthless hick. Women like you shouldnt even be allowed to vote. Just stay home and abuse your kids, and get slapped around by your husband like most of you racist slugs do. Idiot.

Posted by: middle man | May 12, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Hillary supporters are a bunch of little cry babies and they act like a bunch of sissies!! Grow the heck up..As a woman, I don't want none of you cry babies representing me.....boo hoo booo hooo.....we cant have our pathetic spoiled way....we want our polarizng, race baiting, evil witch candidate to win at any means necessary...well guess what, Obama may not need the old elecorate map anyway!!! He may win those red states and statistics show that he has an excellent chance to win over quite a few big red states that he has won in the primary...so he may not need rednecks, gun toting, johnny walker, polarizing,racist lesbians....see ya...take your racist sisterhood,hating men behinds and vote for McCain...don't let the door knob hit ya on the way out!! See ya!! LMAO

and since she lost,

Posted by: Bye Billary.... | May 12, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

claudiatucsonaz... believe me if Obama is the President we will definitely be concern about who he will nominate to the Supreme Court. Roe vs Wade will be the least of our concern.

You better wake up!!

Posted by: Diane | May 12, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

consider this...until we stop spending billions of $$$ in Iraq nothing in this country changes. That means four more years of your house going down in value, four more years of no college loans for you kids, four more years of the rich getting richer and the middle class getting poorer. You can hate the player but please vote for a change in the game!!

Posted by: doc | May 12, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I will not vote for OBAMA. NEVER ... NEVER... NEVER...

Posted by: Tiffany | May 12, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Well, Diane I understand your feelings. However, get over it. What is ultimately more important is the Supreme Court. Do we want to loose Roe V Wade? Grow up!

Posted by: claudiatucsonaz | May 12, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

John Edwards can say whatever he wants I will not support Obama.

I was never a fan of Barrack Obama before all the dirt on Obama hit the fan. It has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN. In this day and age many families are intergrated families. Obama's RESUME is THIN, he has NO RECORD to back up
his rhetoric and to base his JUDGEMENT on one speech against the war doesn't seem realistic to me and it took him 3 time to handle the issue of Rev Wright. Obviously, it was done for political reasons. Now he is wearing a flag!! He openingly supports keeping Michigan and Florida voters out of the primaries, but will expect them to vote for him in November.
As a supporter of Hillary, I will not support Obama. I will not support a ticket as Hillary as a VP, as well as many other Americans. If he is nominated I will rip up my voters registration card and mail it to Howard Dean, the very next day and re-register as a Republican. I will now make it a point to vote in more elections and seriously consider never voting for another democratic again.

Howard Dean
Dean Democratic National Committee
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

I will not change my mind in November you can take that to the bank.

You can tell Senator Obama there are 50 states in the USA not 58!!

Posted by: Diane | May 12, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

talk about a back hand endorement

Posted by: Peter | May 12, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Elizabeth Edwards supports Senator
Hillary Clinton's Health Care Plan. Health Care Mandates are important. Former Senator John Edwards betrayed his own platform.
Senator Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate. She will win the popular vote. She is the best option in November. Vote smart. Vote for Senator Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Maria | May 12, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Do we really need 4 more years of Clintons in Washington? Let us review - We have the Former President moving into Harlem setting up shop to "shmooze" with the locals...eating at Sylvia's and the First Family running the "beach scene" with the Baldwins out on the Island.

Up until Washington, back in Arkansas, the LAST state in the Union to integrate schools where the Clintons were the First Family, and Jennifer Flowers was (Acting) First Lady. And we should NOT FORGET WHITEWATER.

And let us not forget poor Monica. Hasn't been able to get a decent job since....

Let's keep the scoresheet current so that we can anticipate what will happen next.

And we can't forget that we now have to have our children in the forefront campaigning for us...just a "soft" touch to shield us from the inevitable. What has this country come to? And what would have happened if the great Senator D'Amato had not retired. What would have been the springboard?

Posted by: L. Horn | May 12, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

I love all these people that are coming and saying what they think. I hope Mc Cain wins. I think the way a lot of people think about Kennedy and Kerry they both are using obama for there own agenda. Especially Kennedy. The big friend of the Clinton, big stab in the back. Now Hillary know who her friends. I don't think that Obama is a true patriot, especially his wife. She needed to love white people more. Sorry, but Richardson didn't help either he is a turncoat. These guys are sicko. Edwards I thought that he wasn't any better but its good that he didn't endorse anyone. But he also he doesn't want the VP. Thank you

Posted by: Helen Zimmer | May 12, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I want my candidate to be smarter than a fifth grader, so when a Harvard educated man tells a crowd in Oregon, he has been to 57 states in addition to 2 states he has not visited, this is troubling. What's amazing is even when the crowd was laughing at his blunder, he did not pick up on his mistake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws&eurl=http://hotair.com/archives/2008/05/09/obama-i-want-to-be-president-of-all-57-states/

Posted by: tdl62 | May 12, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

I want my candiddate to be smarter than a fifth grader, so when Obama tells a crowd he has been to 57 states in addition to 2 other states he has not visited I am worried. Even with the crowd laughing at his blunder, he did not pick up on his mistake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws&eurl=http://hotair.com/archives/2008/05/09/obama-i-want-to-be-president-of-all-57-states/

Posted by: tdl62 | May 12, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Edwards should stay out of it. He had his chance to endorse one of them but didn't. I'm glad he dropped out now that I've learned more about him. He is as wishy-washy here as he was on most of the issues. For him to suggest Clinton get out comes off as sour grapes since he is an 'also ran'. Notice he still doesn't actually endorse anybody.

Posted by: Pat in WA | May 12, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

Edwards is completely right to point out the damage now being done to The Democratic Party, does it do anything for a Candidate for fervent supporters to be running around making veiled threats of how they will support McCain etc, what position would the US be in if everyone who did not get there own way behaved this way????

Then we preach to other Countries about Democracy??

Posted by: Anonymous | May 12, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

Hear me now and believe me later. McCain is now The Complete Idiot.

So we got a phoney black guy and a Complete idiot in the campaign leads while Karl Rove and Georgie boy dance the night away.

Would it be too much to ask that someone other than an adult child runs the country for a change ?

The entire country is nuts and George Bush is to blame.

I am toast.

Posted by: Hank Whatever | May 12, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Edwards speaks out now when nobody cares anymore? Perhaps, he is hoping for the VP position, so now he is attacking Clinton. This does not become him!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 12, 2008 12:35 AM | Report abuse

shameless is george w. in the whitehouse handing out BJ's while selling homophobia...you gotta lotta nerve meldupree, selling your schitt here...

let's keep things in perspective:

Kitty Kelley's 2004 book on the Bush family, George W earned this nickname in the '60s for his skill at giving BJ's to his fraternity brothers. And eventually his clan sent him to some Christian brainwashing program to degay him.

George W. 'Lips' Bush : 1ST Gay US President?


(PHOTO: Sir George H. W. Bush, Sr., whose Skull and Boner nickname is 'Magog,' Knight of the British Empire, hugs Skull & Boner former mayor-ambassador Victor Ashe in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ashe was George Bush Jr's roommate and fellow cheerleader at all-male Yale University and was fired from the Tennessee legislature by the Tennessee Supreme Court for election fraud and perjury in 1974)

Is George W. Bush the first gay president?

Evidence of Bush's non-heterosexual proclivities keeps surfacing. Kitty Kelley's Bush Family expose' "The Family" (2004) had noted George W. Bush's homosexual relationsip with Victor Ashe, the Mayor of Knoxvillle, Tennessee.

Ashe, like Bush, is a member of the Yale University based Order of Skull and Bones, and was later appointed US Ambassador to Poland by Bush in December, 2003, after probes and inquiries by Congress.

George W. Bush, who was the head cheerlader at all-male Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, as well as cheerleader at all-male Yale University has been quoted as saying, "I want to thank my old college classmate (you used to call him Bulldog, we call him Victor) the Mayor of Knoxville Victor Ashe," at the Van Hilleary for Governor Luncheon, Knoxville, Tennessee, Oct.

Oddly enough the fake reporter/ male prostitute Jeff Gannon was also named "Bulldog" on his gay sex sites like HotMilitaryStud.com, MilitaryEscorts.com and MilitaryEscortsm4m.com.

Pirate News producer John Lee (http://piratenews.org/bushgaygate.html) notes that Bush has other gay nicknames for White House familiars --

* 'Turdblossom' for gay puppeteer Karl Rove.

* 'Pooty Poot' for Vladimir Putin, Russian President and Commie KGB chief.

* 'Mr. Big O' for lispy treasury secretary Paul O'Neill, ex-CEO of ALCOA Corporation in Alcoa, Tennessee.

* 'Sally Suck-em-silly' for the late David Lewis

Kiity Kelley writes that "George earned his fabulous nickname, 'Lips Bush' for his skill at giving BJ's to his fraternity buddies."

Lee, in George Bush's GayGate, writes -- "Why is Bush so hostile to the idea of gay marriage? Perhaps because until 1987, George W. Bush was gay.

"According to a group of 29 Yale classmates who comprise Gay Ivy Leaguers for Truth, Bush was 'known to be at least sexually experimental throughout his time in college.'

"One of Bush's alleged former boyfriends, Anthony Berusca (Class of '70), told The Dallas Morning News that Bush was 'deeply conflicted about being gay, even somewhat self-hating.'

"Berusca is convinced that this conflict led to Bush's drinking problems, but describes the President as a 'gentle, caring lover.'

"In 1986, the Bush family arranged for George to join Worthy Creations, a church group in El Paso that focuses on converting homosexuals through faith.

"A year later, Bush claimed to be straight, born again, and engaged to Laura Welch (Kitty Kelly in "The Family" wrote that Bush's twin daughters were not his offspring, but from a donor at a fertility clinic).

And what is Skull and Bones? An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones" (TrineDay.com)

Confession and blackmail are part of the rites of initiation for the Order, as new members must divulge their sexual histories to other Bonesmen, so they will always be compliant in the future.

Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts and former President George Herbert Walker Bush are also members of the Order of Skull and Bones.

It was noted that Kerry, allegedly running against fellow Bonesman George Bush Jr. in the 2004 election, rolled over and played dead during most of his "campaign."

The admission of fake reporter/ male prostitute Jeff Gannon (aka James Guckert) to the White House and his unexplained sleepovers have added more evidence to a Gay White House with wags now claiming that GOP stands for 'Gay Old Party.'

After all, even Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman is gay.

So when will George Bush come out of the closet?

Don't hold your breath...

well, you know sometimes you have to shuck the shuckers...


you repukes, wanna live "off of the road" and make others "play fair?"

the best way to deal with you is to kick the living scheiss out of you,


and when "y'all fall down," the best thing to do is kick them in the face...


it's what they do to "You the People,"


had a job outsourced lately? lost a home? been sold homophobia as you watched your nations wealth spent on doing

BIG OIL's aquisition work for them ala INVASION AND OCCUPATION ???

FTU...


mark 'em up...


16 years of Clinton BASHING, and Pee Wee, aka "the bama"

taking a ride on it....


take him down to reality.

Posted by: detour into the beauty of the visible reality... | May 12, 2008 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Jabba the Butt | May 12, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Barry, this Bud's for you man. Party on like it was 1999 all over again !!!

Posted by: Hank Whatever | May 11, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Great new Politics/All things considered blog

www.therovenger.blogspot.com

Posted by: Weinberg | May 11, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

are "the Clintons?"


people who walk the walk and talk the talk

The Gores, the Carters and the Clintons...


have _all_ made an effort to make the world a better place...


in and out of office...


name one republick scammer doing that to date....


"the Clintons," are the only DEMOCRATS in the last


60 YEARS....to hold two consecutive terms in office...

the other two democrats to be elected????

one was assassinated, JFK


one was backstabbed by the CIA, Jimmy Carter...

SEARCH on October Surprise, Carter, Russia, Paris

and find out how your current Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates committed TREASON against Jimmy Carter....as did George H.W. BUSH...

used the CIA as a republican tool against the sitting president and the people of the United States...

know who was head of RNC when Nixon was elected ?????

George H.W. Bush, he brought in Karl Rove and actually recruited former Nazi propagandists from Germany...


doubt me? think I am making it up?

prove me wrong.

it's online....check it out.


learn to do something besides swallow the pabluum that


MSM feeds you. These guys and gals at the Washington Post,

know that George W. Goes Down on other men...

you hear all about it don't you?


no? SEARCH on Guckert, Gannon, Victor Ashe, Lips, Rove, George W., Ken Mehlman Head of RNC, ALL GAY


they make a lot of a blue dress, but a fudge packing president...


thass jess fine..... 'cause they're bought n' paid for.

.

Posted by: who | May 11, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

he's a bugger'n thief...


he carries his own soap....he calls it "9/11"


.and asks AMERICANs to "pick it up,"


when he throws it down....


he's a perp.

.

don't pick up the soap.

.

Posted by: george bush | May 11, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

he's a bugger'n thief...


he carries his own soap....he calls it "9/11"


.and asks AMERICANs to "pick it up,"


when he throws it down....


he's a perp.

.

don't pick up the soap.

.

Posted by: george bush | May 11, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I, personally, would whole-heartedly vote for a female president. But I would never vote for a candidate solely because she was a woman, nor would I vote for her if she did not fit my political ideology. I'm a libertarian. Thus, I could never vote for Clinton. I do not know why people try to make gender an issue where it is really not.

Posted by: Sam | May 11, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

isn't it interesting ????


these guys and gals murder people.... overthrow governments and counties in and out of country....


and they get sensitive when AMERICANs start holding them accountable...


they make up _ENTIRE_ STORIES and FALSEHOODS ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE....


drag their names through the dirt, mock Nobel Prize winners and people who invest their ENTIRE LIVES IN GIVING BACK TO AMERICA...

Habitat for Humanity, AND the CARTER FAMILIES work for PEACE...

The CLINTONS Charity Work...

Al GORES work for the ENVIRONMENT...


these people regularly mock spit on and sh*t on anyone doing anything good for humanity because it makes them look bad....


and they want sympathy ?????

the bush families need to do JAIL TIME....every single one of them....and the mothers....


this didn't happen in a vacuum...

.

Posted by: wake up people.... | May 11, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

GO BARACK .....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by: dave | May 11, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

The Hillary supporters conveniently overlook a major reason why she has lost. Polls show that a very large percentage of people do not view her as honest and trustworthy. For many people, her much touted "experience" cannot overcome that major deficiency. Hillary appears to be ethically challenged, not only because of the dishonesty of the Bosnia sniper fire story but because of other nasty campaign tactics. While not nasty, the beer drinkin', gun totin', fishin' good ol' girl was just laughable.

Some cynical people believe that the epitome of the Clinton "win at all cost" mentality will be revealed right before the convention. According to this scenario, the Clinton minions have and will continue to scour every moment of Obama's life from birth (remember the kindergarten essay?) to find SOMETHING with which to fatally damage him. It will be revealed so late that Obama won't be able to counter it. Of course, Hillary will be right there, ready to step in. Far-fetched? We'll see.

Many also believe that if Hillary can't be president in 2009 she will do all in her power to prevent the upstart from eclipsing her. It won't even matter that she'll hand the election to McCain. She already stated that she thinks McCain is more qualified than Obama.

An important reason that Hillary may not be electable is that there is a reservoir of Clinton hatred among the right. Those folks may not think much of McCain but they'll turn out in droves to vote against Hillary.

I began as a Hillary supporter but some of the abhorrent actions of both Clintons during this campaign made my continued support impossible.

Posted by: colton | May 11, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

I would argue that obama absolutley did NOT win 'fair and square'. That is why he will not win in November - too many people ticked off about FL/MI, MSM bias, deceptive politics, death threats, intimidation at conventions and caucuses, $$ raised by corporate donors and bundlers. All the while calling it 'new politics'. Ain't gonna happen.

Posted by: Independent now for McCain | May 11, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry that BrigitteN and many other women see Hillary's defeat as being the result of misogynist forces. Women have long been victims of our male dominated society, well, enough, but things have changed for the better in my lifetime, and this election is about personality and vision, not gender. Indeed, I don't see how anyone could say that Obama's race has not become more of a liability for him than Hillary's gender.

Hillary carries the hopes and aspirations of many people who rightfully want to see a woman in the White House, but she is first and foremost a hard core politician, very like her husband. She has used the support of women very skillfully, but she has also pulled out all the stops to defeat Mr. Obama, who has run a brilliantly organized and skillful campaign that is unlike any other in history.They have fought a tough fight, and he has won, fair and square. Florida and Mich. are not his fault, and she would do the very same thing if their situations were reversed. His message is one of change and hope, and this is what is resonating with a majority of democrats. If he loses the election thanks to defection of angry women or those that listened to the negatives about him that Hillary has used to help her own case, the party may be ruptured at a time when it is poised to take power and actually begin to heal the wounds left by the current administration.

Posted by: Ed | May 11, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry that BrigitteN and many other women see Hillary's defeat as being the result of misogynist forces. Women have long been victims of our male dominated society, well, enough, but things have changed for the better in my lifetime, and this election is about personality and vision, not gender. Indeed, I don't see how anyone could say that Obama's race has not become more of a liability for him than Hillary's gender.

Hillary carries the hopes and aspirations of many people who rightfully want to see a woman in the White House, but she is first and foremost a hard core politician, very like her husband. She has used the support of women very skillfully, but she has also pulled out all the stops to defeat Mr. Obama, who has run a brilliantly organized and skillful campaign that is unlike any other in history.They have fought a tough fight, and he has won, fair and square. Florida and Mich. are not his fault, and she would do the very same thing if their situations were reversed. His message is one of change and hope, and this is what is resonating with a majority of democrats. If he loses the election thanks to defection of angry women or those that listened to the negatives about him that Hillary has used to help her own case, the party may be ruptured at a time when it is poised to take power and actually begin to heal the wounds left by the current administration.

Posted by: Ed | May 11, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

DIMocrats! :-D

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Clinton fans are delusional!

Posted by: Wow! | May 11, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Whether he makes an endorsement or nor--Edwards is right in that Obama will be the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. Although I have rooted and supported Senator Clinton, I cannot ignore that Senator Obama's nomination is all but certain.

Having said that I am also convinced that Hillary's candidacy has been derailed by anti-female bias in the media and elsewhere in the political arena. In the Clinton-Obama competition, it shouldn't have come as a surprise that support among liberal media and elite was tilted in favor of Mr. Obama. Anyone who learned his or her lessons of history could have predicted this--after all, black males got the right to vote many decades before all women did.
For more on this, read
http://www.reflectivepundit.com/reflectivepundit/2008/05/hillary-versus.html

Posted by: BrigitteN. | May 11, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Hillary for president,more experienced than Obama.
Hillary Clinton all the way.

Posted by: SATU J | May 11, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Ms.Clinton put all women introuble because she dont understand simple mathmatics.If she knows 2plus 2 ? She took off long ago.

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

The viper venomous remarks from most of Obama Poster are just like the ones I faced off with when Bush in 2000 and in 2004! It did not matter How inexperience Bush was his followers where
Venomous in their Blind support Of a person that should never ever been consider for president!

Oh, but the his so-called Christan followers and the Media needed a figure head! No it did not matter how little experience Bush had!

Again Now it's happening all over! Again! But this time it's the DNC instead of the RNC.

And it's (Ted Kennedy Vicariously running through Obama) Instead of (Cheney running Vicariously through Bush!) Because Ted Kennedy can Control Obama to get his agenda push forward before he dies!

So Ted Kennedy is letting Hillary Drown "Chappaquiddick" and the country! So no matter what
(Hillary, never wins! And Obama never losses!)We are sick of the stereotyping done by the CNN and MSNBC punditry, like for instance calling Clinton supporters "downscaled, uneducated, lunch-bucket voters."

These insulting comments have been ongoing night and day. It has been a constant barrage, a wallpapering, of positive coverage for her opponent, followed by insulting commentary towards Hillary and her supporters. They have shown their overwhelming support and biased opinions towards her opponent, even though he has lost every debate! Just like Bush did! And clearly has no experience!


Obama is only ahead by gaming and cheating the caucuses. Once again, like eight years ago, the so-called "fourth estate" is not doing their job. It leads me to have the understanding that those with wealth do not like it when WE, the people, vote. Hillary won in Indiana in spite of the hanky pinkie in Gary, with holding the count!

I take relief knowing the DNC, will be feeling the same pain as I do now in NOV...

I really hate to be right!!!!

Posted by: Revenge | May 11, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

I am an American 1st, and I happen to be black. Miss Hillary is still my choice.
She is not racist. You all take what the media says about what she said..She was repeating what another columnist said. It
is sad that Edwards has chosen to stay out
of this up until now and makes his choice.
He has been running the speech trails all
over the country. He must have run out of
options because he wants his voice heard now
and no one has come forward and offered him a job...Sad what this country has come down to..People are hurting, losing jobs, no
medical insurance, losing their homes, still at war, and we need to go green. What do we do, we concentrate on personalities instead of issues. Who has the most experience, and who is the most
qualified to do the job...Obama still has not been vet. The Republicans do not want Hillary because she will clean up on McCain. It has been their pretense to keep his issues in the news so people will feel
sorry for Obama and make him the choice.
I have plead my case...I am black...and I am afraid of Obama...and I don't understand
why you all don't have a little doubt in
your mind also. Experience, against who
can make the best speech...words are cheap....

Posted by: Tracy | May 11, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I am a butt head.

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Shut up Edwards. Obama doesn't need your help. Your time to speak out was right after the 2004 stolen election.

You stayed silent when your country needed you the most. Now do the country a favor and stay silent.

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | May 11, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Who do you predict will win the West Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary?


--------> http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=2366

.

Posted by: Frank, Austin TX | May 11, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Senator Clinton is a formidable politician and highly dedicated for her causes but simply hammering the 'experience ticket' aint helping and neither do bogus tricks as such 'gas-tax holidays'.Her husband hasn't been on several occasions her best trump card either, poor Chelsea who now serves as last anchor to touch emotional baseline.

Posted by: Tom | May 11, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

John "I'm sooo Pretty" Edwards is right!

"Barrry" Insane O'Bomb-a-nation IS the DIMocrat Nominee!

LMFAO! :-D

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if enough people say the obvious enough times that maybe Hillary will eventually get it through her head that she has lost fair and square, despite all the advantages she had at the start. It was hers to lose and she did it

Posted by: nclwtk | May 11, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Please, don't believe the media hype. It is not over.

Senator Obama must win the Popular Vote! Senator Clinton certainly is trying to do so. She thinks it could win her the nomination. She might be right. If Clinton wins the popular vote, there will certainly be a fight at the convention.

A California congresswoman, Lynn Woolsey, has endorsed Senator Clinton but says she will cast her vote at the convention for the winner of the popular vote, excluding Michigan.

West Virginia and Kentucky Democrats, your help is needed to avert an ugly dispute that could damage our chances for a Democratic victory this fall. Senator Barack Obama will win the pledged delegate race -- that is a mathematical certainty. He needs to also win the popular vote to have a clear and conflict-free path to the nomination.

Even though the total popular vote will be a skewed figure, due to the mix of primary and caucus states, it will be an important number in discussions about the nomination.

If the perception is widespread that Obama won the delegate count but lost the popular vote, it will weaken our Democratic nominee and cause feelings of resentment among Clinton supporters.

It is my expectation that Obama will end the primary season June 3 with a pledged delegate margin of about a hundred votes.

Shortly thereafter, I hope the DNC, together with both campaigns, will announce they will recommend that the credentials committee seat the Florida and Michigan delegations selected at their state conventions, giving Clinton a 60 net delegate gain. Obama will continue to lead the total pledged delegate count by about 40 votes.

I think that a few hundred superdelegates will announce their commitment to vote for Obama at the convention. Obama will be the presumptive nominee, AND Michigan and Florida will have been counted in the total.

If the situations were reversed, and Clinton was ahead by any number of pledged delegates, she would be the nominee. To do anything else would leave her supporters feeling severely alienated and cheated. The Democrats won't do that to either side. Since Obama will almost certainly be in the lead, he will be the nominee. I hope that the Democrats can then unite around Obama, our nominee, and win in November.

If you've concluded, as I have, that our likely nominee, Senator Barack Obama, is worthy of your vote in the fall, I urge you to consider voting for him May 13 or 20. I think it is a wise move for everyone who hopes for a Democratic victory in the fall.

Even if Obama is not your first choice now, your vote in his column of the popular vote would be a gesture of hope for a Democratic victory in November. Doing so will help unite the Democratic Party and give us our best chance for a win in the general election.

As a California voter in June of 1992, I cast my vote not for Jerry Brown, my governor and favorite candidate, but instead for an inexperienced, charismatic governor of a small state, Bill Clinton. It was clear that he would be the nominee, and I wanted to add my little boost to strengthen him going into the convention and the fall election.

Thank you for your consideration.

Posted by: Womanist | May 11, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I don't agree with Edwards. This election is too crucial. Hillary Clinton has to fight for it. Had we had this kind of combative candidate in 2000 and 2004, the Democrats would have won.

The appallingly undemocratic comments of Axelrod in another article here on the Washington will, I hope, "inspire" a healthy dose of doubt about his latest racehorse. Who are these marketing managers to dictate to us that our votes don't count?

Posted by: karegi | May 11, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

This entire conversation is really silly. A few months ago, pundits were wringing their hands because "Hillary can't win!" Now it's "Obama can't win!" Add a few people howling "McCain can't win!" and all we have to do is sit home at a rate of 100%, cancel the election, and have no president. (Tempting though that may seem sometimes after the last seven and a half years ....)

Quit complaining and vote for the candidate you'd most like to see win. And, for God's sake, raise hell over election skullduggery (like voting-machine manufacturers promising to bring in the election for the party of their choice!)

Posted by: Julie Stahlhut | May 11, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

This country is just stuck with this OLD mentality and boxing of people into party and gender...affiliations. The world is different now, and we need someone like Obama with practical out of the politico textbook script to lead the country. The intelligent people know that, and that's why he's Winning!! the old tacktics may stall the process but the OLD "Mafia" cannot fool all the people all the time.

Posted by: Nana | May 11, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

This country is just stuck with this OLD mentality and boxing of people into party and gender...affiliations. The world is different now, and we need someone like Obama with practical out of the politico textbook script to lead the country. The intelligent people know that, and that's why he's Winning!! the old tacktics may stall the process but the OLD "Mafia" cannot fool all the people all the time.

Posted by: Nana | May 11, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

i have every faith that democratic delegates will wake up from their haze and realize that sen.clinton is the more superior presidential candidate than obama. that she can win the presidency versus mccain.

at the end of the day, clinton supporters will not vote for obama and will likely choose mccain if they do go to the polls.
majority of blue collar white voters and elderly voters and conservative democrats of all ethnic groups(majority of hispanics) who make up hillary clintons support will not vote for obama.

if obama is the nominee, mccain will win.

Posted by: mikel | May 11, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

hillary Clinton is still in shock and denial that Obama has cleaned her clock! She will not let go because she feels like history will not be served well unless Ms, Smarty Pants Suit becomes Commander in Chief. Well Hill old gal, it won't ever happen!

Posted by: Widollar | May 11, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

i have every faith that democratic delegates will wake up from their haze and realize that sen.clinton is the more superior presidential candidate than obama. that she can win the presidency versus mccain.

at the end of the day, clinton supporters will not vote for obama and will likely choose mccain if they do go to the polls.
majority of blue collar white voters and elderly voters and conservative democrats of all ethnic groups(majority of hispanics) who make up hillary clintons support will not vote for obama.

if obama is the nominee, mccain will win.

Posted by: mikel | May 11, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Woot woot!!

Obama '08

Posted by: jencm | May 11, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Edward is GAY!!!

No conviction!!!

Play it safe mentality!!!

Now we know why he didn't become the nominee!!!

Posted by: No Obama in 08 | May 11, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama declared that he wants to talk with terrorists,that would be beneath the dignity of super power nation and its people.That word is more than enough to stop him also how ever the super delegates and medias support him but the White House would not allow hime one step in side White House. If he will be the nominee MC Cain will be the next President of US. Obama wants to surrender the White House to terrorists, most of the Americans and super delegates will allow it but the White House will automatically reject him.

Posted by: Bella Liberty | May 11, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey:
McCain Democrat in Mass: Don't presume to speak for anyone but yourself. Everyone I know in this state voted for Obama and is supporting him now. We've got one of those big Catholic families, mostly women and girls, and to us your sentiments sound overwrought and unfamiliar.So, speak for yourself.

Posted by: irene in mass | May 11, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Edwards knows a winning ticket and winning campaign when he sees one!

---
http://nomoreblather.com/obama-questions

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | May 11, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama maniacs wake up. I am a democrat from Massachusetts and this year we HATE Fat Ted Kennedy and Slimy John Kerry who is going to loose his seat. Massachusetts will be McCain country soon. WATCH OUT

Also, networks like NBC/MSNBC and GE will keeping loosing their shares as we BOYCOTT them. Lapdogs Chris Matthews, Tim Russert and Chris "Dobberman" need to stop sucking upto Obama.

--- A McCain Democrat from Massachusetts

Posted by: vs | May 11, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Barack: You do not need Hillary. You will win a landslide election.

Please do not pick her to be on the ticket (goes against everything you've said about changing Washington.)

And please do not pay off her debt - she can raise that money herself. Besides, as a contributor to your campaign, I do not want my money going to Hillary. I wouldn't have said that a few months ago but she has shown everyone how racist she is. She has completely lost my respect.

Don't give her money and don't trust her - about anything.

Posted by: Malama Makena | May 11, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Hillary just can't win the numbers don't lie and Obama will make a great Presient.

Posted by: tonya | May 11, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Its possible that barack obama could win the nomination but its more likely that Hillary could win the presidency.Hillary all the way!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JULIE | May 11, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Look like sen. Edward has waited long enough to express his opinion. Once again the media tends to rush the Dem party, especially sen. Clinton, to end the primary in spite of the fact there is only three weeks to go to cover all the states with the exception of Florida and Michigan to be resolved later on.
I am pretty tired of hearing the media keep saying that the Clintons playing the race card just by quoting what the media has reported. It is to be remenbered that Bill Clinton (and later Gore and Kerry) used to get 90% of the black votes in previous general election
The media seldom mention the fact because of the peculiarity of the primary election system with awkward rules used by the Dem party, the current outcome of Obama being the front runner could be reversed if the system used by the Republic party or the general election is used. The fact that the leading candidate Obama has not won any key battleground state as well as any major large state except his own home state Illinois can be attributed to his hard work on caucus as well as his large lead in some red states which the Dem. party has little chance to win in the general election..

Posted by: austinp | May 11, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Why does the headline clip the qualification from the quote?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 11, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I agree, Clinton needs to focus on her own positives instead of using all of her energy to discover and exploit any negatives Obama may have.

Posted by: Daniel | May 11, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse


@ RAT 2:35 pm -- we're not buying that jingle this time. The markets will thrive with Obama. He's going to be good for US.

Obama '08

Posted by: JG | May 11, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Edwards cares about himself, perhaps his mistress, and precious little else. His word is worth less than nothing. Look for him to run again in 2012 if Hillary succeeds in destroying Obama.

Posted by: gmundenat | May 11, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Consider this:

If Elected, the US would become a Socialist Obamanation! :-(

Posted by: RAT-The | May 11, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

He comes off looking like a panderer afraid to make a commitment because he may guess wrong. Now he is more certain.

Posted by: honest | May 11, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

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