October 28th, 2007
06:12 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton booed at Edwards rally

Edwards, seen here speaking in Des Moines Saturday night, criticized Clinton once again.

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - At a rally Saturday night touting the fact that he's been to every Iowa county, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards once again criticized Democratic opponent Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, on Iran. At issue: Clinton's vote in support of a recent Senate amendment. And this time Edwards' criticism stirred some clear anti-Clinton sentiment.

The amendment–sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, and Jon Kyl, R-Arizona–calls for labeling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.

The former North Carolina senator first commended senators Joe Biden, D-Delaware, and Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, for voting against it, but he then added, "Sen. Clinton voted 'yes.'"

That statement was followed by an immediate round of booing.

"She's entitled to her opinion," Edwards said over the noise. "But I share your opinion."

Edwards claims the amendment would "pave the way for Bush to continue to march forward on Iran."

"I didn't understand it," Edwards said. "And then I saw a story in the New York Times [that] quoted some of her supporters explaining why she did it, and the explanation was–I want to get this right–that she was moving from primary mode to general election mode."

A New York Times article from October 14 claimed Clinton's backers have said privately that she is now switching to general election mode, which would imply she's running as the presumptive nominee.

That prompted one supporter to shout, "Like hell!"

"Yea. Thank you," Edwards said in response.

"Was I asleep in North Carolina when you had the Iowa Caucus? I don't think
so."

"I think we're going to have a real election and a real campaign here in Iowa. I can tell you one thing, I will never take a single Iowa caucusgoer for granted."

-CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa • John Edwards • Race to '08
soundoff (139 Responses)
  1. deroy w. palm, FL

    the brilliant hillary couldn't pass the bar exam in DC.

    source: her autobiography.

    all the job offers for lawyer jobs was a hoax. she graduated from law school but did not pass the bar. she was not an attorney.

    so she moved to arkansas withh will-yams. hitched on to his political wagon.

    bar exam was easier in arkansas at the time you did not need a bachelor's to be a teacher. an AA from a jr college would do.

    fit right in with her smartest woamn in the world intellect. she worked on gov't cases as a part time lawyer for the rose law firm.

    how did she get that job?

    why was she on the board of directors of the NASTY wal-mart corp.

    she shouod answer these questions.

    the baby candidates edwrds&obama should ask.

    they may be too scared.

    October 29, 2007 03:40 am at 3:40 am |
  2. Joshua, Omaha NE

    I like him! God made/changed him straight! Who cares if he wants to change his sexuality, or not! Just be who you are!

    October 29, 2007 04:55 am at 4:55 am |
  3. jw, canadian,ok

    Is this just a bad picture or does it not look like his right front pocket has sweat and grime on it from three weeks of wearing the same pair of jeans?

    October 29, 2007 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  4. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    John Edwards is a phoney.

    He wears the same pair of worn jean in public speeches to show he is "the champion of the poor", while wearing the same $400 hair cut at the same time. What you don't see from him will scare you.

    October 29, 2007 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  5. a reader

    It means that either Lorenz can't spell or he types to fast.

    October 29, 2007 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  6. AJ; Montpelier, VT

    You mean people still go to Edwards rallys? Why do people waste their time?

    October 29, 2007 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  7. A DEMOCRAT

    Most Americans DO NOT care if we have a man or a woman in the white house as long as it is a Democrat. Let me remind you again, the DEMOCRATS are for all people, especially the common people. They will help us, not harm us. So Hillary is the most rational of all the Dem candidates. Obama is a dreamer and an opportunist. A very foolish man.

    October 29, 2007 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  8. Dirk S., Fruitland, IA

    Once again, the Democratic Party is going out of its way to lose an election. If you think that the Republicans don't already have 3 or 4 scandals ready for page 1, and 6 or 7 girls who know Bill ready for Inside Edition, you are dumber than I think you are. Not only that, look at the profiles of HRC and Rudy. They are almost identical. (I'm not talking about the knee-jerk proposals coming out now that she has no intention of implementing). Rudy will scare women, HRC will scare men, and thr Republicans will win the White House and at least one house of congress. Hillary and Bill are the coattails the right-wingers need.

    October 29, 2007 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  9. Cleophus, Birmingham, AL

    We democrats need to get tough on Iran and thier threat to society. Clinton made the right vote. Once Iran begins turns aggressive; and they will. We will have the means to militarily take out the nuclear threat before we are all blown away. Go Clinton! Way to win the general election!

    October 29, 2007 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  10. Uriew, CA

    A DEMOCRAT,
    Shows how foolish you are, to make such a statement about Obama. What, he is foolish coz he is challenging the Clintons something that needs GUTS? Is he foolish coz he is young and challenging the OLD politics? Is he foolish coz he is BLACK, Cmon just say it stop hiding your racist feelings! I would take it as a compliment if someone called me a dreamer, coz you know what DREAMS make the world progress. It is coz someone had a dream that it is possible for you to sit in front of your computer spewing all that BS.

    October 29, 2007 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  11. David, Brooklyn New York

    OBAMA, WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!
    DO YOU KNOW WHY??
    DESPITE THE MEDIA'S NEGATIVE PUSH ON OBAMA,
    THE PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE SAME "GOOD OL BOY" POLITICS. AND WILL COME OUT AND VOTE. I PERSONALLY KNOW MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT VOTED IN THE PAST AND NOW WILL VOTE FOR OBAMA.
    HE SEEMS TO REPRESENT REAL POSITIVE CHANGE,AND WILL CHALLENGE THE WAYS OF THE WASHINGTON MACHINE.***MONEY WILL NO LONGER RULE**** THE PEOPLE WILL RULE**** AMEN

    October 29, 2007 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. Dave, Alpharetta GA

    What will Edwards be doing once he loses in the primaries AGAIN? Do you think he will finally just GO HOME and leave us alone already?

    Sorry John, you are no RFK!

    October 29, 2007 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Those of you who say that John Edwards only can critisize hillary, clearly has not heard his speeches. I have watched him in many debates and speeches and he has a lot to say on every single issue possible. He has every right to distance himself from other oppenents. If hillary decided to make that desicion he is completely allowed to disagree with it.

    October 29, 2007 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. Santosh

    If Hillary is really going to the center for the general election, I hope she also corrects herself on trade like Bill Clinton did and shows that she really does support the trade agreements with N. Korea, Peru, Panama and Columbia and stops criticizing NAFTA and CAFTA

    October 29, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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