October 5th, 2007
08:10 AM ET
11 years ago

Edwards on Clinton, Obama

Watch John Edwards in the Situation Room Thursday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, D-North Carolina, spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. The former senator discussed his chief rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination - Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and Barack Obama, D-Illinois. Edwards also discussed the Iraq war and and U.S. policy towards Iran.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Lee, Mays Landing NJ

    Edwards is 100% correct.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is just "Republican-Lite" with her Iraq triangulation.

    She is Rudy Guiliani with better hair, a better marital history (lol, sad to say but true) and better national experience.

    For a cleaner break with the nonsense going on right now, Edwards would be a far better choice. (as would almost any other democratic candidate, although Edwards is a good one since he's been out front with ideas and the only one really addressing poverty like no one has in almost 40 years)

    Yes, HRC is Rudy Republican "lite".
    Better than the same old republican failures, but not a clean break.

    October 4, 2007 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  2. Joan, Iowa City, IA

    Is Edwards still getting $500 haircuts while posing as the champion of the lower class?

    October 4, 2007 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  3. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    A good move for the only lawyer and Senator candidate with the courage or ability to go one-on-one with the WolfMan. I'm waiting for someone to accept Russert's standing invitation for a whole show to answer direct, nonleading, noncompound questions. Hillary would be shredded like a two-bit Southern lawyer hardly in the same league as any of her NY colleagues, and Obama would come off as a wonkish con law prof and tenement organizer.

    October 5, 2007 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  4. Hopefull, Kirtland OH

    I hope he doesn't win. It'll be easier for the Republicans to win if running against Hillary or Obama. And I'm a Republican.

    October 5, 2007 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  5. Andrew, Jakarta, indonesia

    Maybe some of those Democrats out there can explain why Edwards is such an overwhelmingly attractive candidate now when he couldn't even carry his own district in 2004. Oh sorry, I forgot, the Republicans rigged the vote.

    October 5, 2007 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  6. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    I had the chance to see & hear John Edwards speak several weeks ago.

    The man has done his homework. He has invested the last four years of his life doing the work that needs to be done to be an effective leader.

    What this country needs is intelligent, thoughtful leadership that will not divide the country further.

    He has core values, knows where he's going. The Democrats have a a talent slate of candidates. But I dread the vitriol and blind hatred that will be the result of election Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Obama. The GOP will be so violent, that if either of these two people are elected, progress will be painful.

    Go Edwards!

    October 5, 2007 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  7. jim, austin, tx

    dont confuse hillary as a rep lite, she is a socialist.

    October 5, 2007 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  8. david knowles

    And Elizabeth claims Rush Limbaugh is a draft dodger. Read all about it:


    October 5, 2007 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  9. Ken in Berkeley, CA

    I've heard him speak a few times over the years, along with the other "front runners." I think Edwards is a really solid and reliable guy who can lead this country with smarts, values and dignity.

    October 5, 2007 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  10. truebob Hollywood FL

    What is the point of this? It gives us the topics Edwards covered with no actual information. CNN is really becoming as useless as my evening news. Where have the journalists gone? Why not show me some 3rd rate video of Edwards getting out of a car too?

    October 5, 2007 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  11. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    John Edwrads is a liar and joker, claiming that he was first to put forth the ideas on health care, education, etc., and Obama and Hillary copied his.

    When Hillary worked on health care in the 1990's, Edwards was a nobody politician. For crying out loud, Edwards was a senate drop out.

    He is falling in polls to distant third in all state primaries, after Hillary and Obama. He has just lost Iowa, and cannot even carry his home state (north carolina). That says how much values the democrats place on what he says, just a bag of wind.

    His political life will be over by next February.

    October 5, 2007 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  12. Robert, Cleveland, OH

    You guys need to make up your minds: Hillary is either "Republican-Lite" or the "socialist"; not both. Or maybe she's a moderate our country needs the most instead.

    October 5, 2007 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. al, San Francisco, CA

    John Edwards is a hyprocrite polician for the following reasons:

    1) He claims to be a champion of the poor, but he himself lives in a 28,000 sq ft house. And his affiliated company foreclosed many orleans homes of the poor.

    2) He claim to be against tax dodgers, but he himself offshores his earnings in caymen islands (a tax haven), and therefire avoid paying US taxes. I just cannot imagine a US president would cheat taxes.

    3) He claims to be against lobbyists, but he acctpeted $800,000 from Murdock of new york.

    October 5, 2007 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  14. Patrick, New York, NY

    I strongly believe he wil be ouir next Vice President and is the best for V.P

    October 5, 2007 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  15. Julie

    You guys need to wake UP. America deserves a leader we can trust...and we couldn't ask for a better candidate than John Edwards.

    GOOD GRIEF, please wake up. We cannot make another foolish mistake and elect another IDIOT.

    John Edwards...IS MAGIC.


    October 5, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  16. Liberalgirl Cincinnati OH

    Edwards is a poor example of a Democratic candidate, he continously and annoyingly discusses poverty and how he's going to fix it. Yet the man pays $500 for a haircut and later claims he didn't know about it? His own district didn't carry him in the last election. If we are going to defeat the Republicans who have effectively destroyed our country in the last eight years we need someone who is stronger and doesn't need his wife to talk for him!

    October 5, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  17. Alicia

    Robert in Cleveland Ohio:

    Maybe the issue is that most people just don't like Hillary.

    October 5, 2007 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  18. Kay, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Why is nobody asking why Obama and McCain chose the cowardly option of a 'no vote' on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Resolution. Hilary was wrong to vote yes but at least she did her job, they didn't.

    October 5, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  19. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    I see edwards is still roaming the country talking about everything but what his qualifications are (nothing in keeping with the job of President) and what experience he has (no executive experience).

    October 5, 2007 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  20. Jane IL

    A Thomas, New York, al San Francisco, & other

    Please get your facts straight before you write your comments. Do you really know how ridiculous some of the comments are that get posted here? It's obvious that some people don't know what they are talking about. I guess some people only read the headlines and not read the true story. I firmly believe that these are the same people that were stupid enough to vote for Bush twice (because he's the one you want to have a beer with).

    October 5, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  21. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    To Jane IL:

    I stand by my following true statements by Edwards:

    When Hillary worked on health care in the 1990's, Edwards was a nobody politician. For crying out loud, Edwards was a senate drop out as he didnt finish his term.

    He is falling in polls to distant third in all state primaries, after Hillary and Obama. He has just lost Iowa, and cannot even carry his home state (north carolina). THESE ARE FACTS.

    By the way, I am a dem and not Bush supporter.

    October 5, 2007 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |