Edwards was critical of Sen. Clinton Friday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) – Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said Friday that he differs from Sen. Hillary Clinton significantly more than his other rival for his party’s nomination, Sen. Barack Obama.
"The differences between Sen. Clinton and myself are much more dramatic than the differences between Sen. Obama and myself,” the former North Carolina senator said at a news conference.
Edwards cited the issues of Iraq, Iran, and corruption in Washington as the key areas in which there are "really big differences" between Clinton and himself.
"Sen. Obama ... is not taking lobbyist money in this campaign," Edwards continued. "I think also on some of the substantive issues we're closer than I am with Sen. Clinton."
Edwards did admit that there were still some differences between Obama and himself. While acknowledging that they both came out with "specific" healthcare plans, Edwards says Obama's was released later than his proposal. Edwards also added that Obama's plan is not universal and "would leave as many as 15 million people uncovered."
– CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch
Johnny two-faced Edwards is a multi-millionaire fraud who voted FOR THE IRAQ WAR and WITH BIG BUSINESS on their bankruptcy plan. And don't get me started on being lectured about poverty from a guy getting $1,200 haircuts and raking it in from hedge funds.
Wake up, people!
Obama/Edwards 08...any takers?
I have watched every debate with Dem. candidates–and I definitely agree that Edwards and Obama are much more alike than either one is to Hillary Clinton.
Edwards/Obama would be a great ticket!
You say you are similar to Obama than Clinton because (a) you want to be picked by Obama as a VP running mate if you are successful in knocking her down; (b) you and obama flip flops; (c) you both are losing to hillary in polls; (d) you gave $380 tip for your own $20 haircut, while Hillary paid $100 tip for $150 lunches with her staff.
Edwards is right! Hillary is much too "status quo"... she wants to keep foreign policy on the same path it's been for the past 28 years, light on diplomacy, a Presidency that refuses to be diplomatic cannot achieve any great results. The President cannot be afraid to go out and talk to other leaders. Hillary said she will not do this! That's not enough change. She likes to yell at and threaten Iran with the Senate's war hawks- that's not enough change! Hillary literally called rich corporate lobbyists "ordinary people" That's not enough change!
Obama or Edwards '08!
Wow – That's bold of Edwards to say – I guess he is more like Obama this time around in running for president – but look at Edwards Senate Votes and Clinton's – Not much different.
Actions are always louder than words
I agree, you are more like Obama. You are both losing and Clinton isn't.
Edwards is lame. I bet he would have said something similar had Obama been the forerunner and Clinton #2. For now, he is trying to get Clinton down from the #1 spot. Well, whatever he does, it ain't gonna make him the vice-president ever, let alone the president. His speech and policies have no meat in them.
Listen to edwards and obama hyprocitesone takes money from trial lawyersthat screw the middle class in each case they represent. OBama took and was in a corruption real estate in chicago at least we know hillarys not trying to hide. who is going to vote for saddam hussein cousin obama hussein barack
L. Smith, Atlanta, Georgia,
I ALMOST agree with you 100%!
I think an Obama-Edwards ticket would be amazing.;-)
I can picture those two guys leading meetings in the White House to address the real issues of the day. I truly believe they actually care about the American people.
However, I have to admit, regardless who is leading the ticket, it[that ticket] would definitely be a breath of fresh air. Wow, that smells good. ;-)
Oh, you certainly are Breck Boy! We would love to sew you both together so you would be siamese twins.
Edwards knows he doesn't stand a chance at the nomination and that Hillary will never pick him as a running mate. His only hope to stay relevant is to cozy up to Obama – like he did to Kerry four years ago. This of course assumes that Obama can pull it off which does not appear likely.
Yes they are simialr in that they are both losing, and would get killed in a general election!
John Edwards may have come to the senate pure as a new born babe, but it didn't take him long to figure out that he needed to tie his star to power - Clintons and the DLC. He was in fact their creation - the new improved Bubba. He had the accent, the charm, the cutes, a solid marriage, and most importantly he was eager and willing to embrace their ideas. So they groomed him - helped him formulate his policies and promoted his candidacy. But baby bird didn't fly - so they forced him on to the Kerry ticket. Now poor John is bitter. Hillary wants the presidency and so he has been pushed aside. And suddenly he discovers he is a populist at heart. He sounds pretty good too –if you don't care that it doesn't square with his past record. He wrote the bill that authorized the Iraq war. He was a big supporter of NAFTA. He has publically been a centrist his whole career - until now. Now he claims to be closer politically to Obama. So what is the rationale for blurring the distinctions between Edwards and Obama really about? Well, maybe you are a voter who is responding to Obama's message - but you have some doubts - you just might be thinking that the country won't elect a black man - but, hey John Edwards will give you the same thing in a lily white electable package. Craven enough for you?
GOP Senator Hagel Blasts Rudy, Hillary On Iran
Clinton News Network (CNN) has not picked on this story yet because it concerns their chosen candidate HILLARY CLINTON.
I bet if it was about Senator Obama or John Edward it would have been all over Political Ticker. Three or four videos would have been up with false headlines damming them running all day so the American people could seep it like coolaid
Wake up America. Stop this nonsense
The big difference between Edwards and Obama is that Edwards has years of experience as a fighter. He's a moral man who's learned how to fight hard and win big.
Obama may be that some day-- but right now he'd be eaten alive by the Republican attack machine.
Both are on the right track, and Clinton won't tell us what track she's traveling.
IS HIS NOSE TURNING BROWN...? TOO MUCH BOOTY KISSING IF YOU ASK ME...
THIS ONE TIME SENATOR FROM N.CAROLINA IS NOT GOING TO WIN THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY IN 08'!
I don't see big differences in Obama, Clinton and Edwards because all three front-runners aren't telling Americans that we a strong nation of hard-working people. They are saying, don't worry , you don't have to actually strive for excellence or take personal responsibility, we will get it for you by controlling more aspects of your lives. All three of these candidates use the victim card. But Im not a victim, are you?
he's actually the Breck Girl
"I agree, you are more like Obama. You are both losing and Clinton isn't."
Exactly what I was thinking. It's a pretty odd thing for JE to say. How is "I'm like Obama" a reason to vote for JE? Shouldn't he be saying "Here's why I'm better than Clinton... and better than Obama?"
"Edwards also added that Obama's plan is not universal and "would leave as many as 15 million people uncovered.""
Can someone show me where it is written in the Constitution that health care is a right in the USA?
All of the big 3 are worthless libs. Why waste your vote.
So I guess Obama chases ambulances too. Queen Hillary will smash these two wimps into next week.
Thomas, Obama has not flip-flopped.