(CNN) - CNN has confirmed that former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama shortly at a Michigan campaign event.
The endorsement could help Obama reach out to white, blue-collar voters - a demographic group that Obama has failed to capture, most notably in the recent Pennsylvania and West Virginia primaries.
Edwards received 7 percent of the vote in Tuesday's West Virginia contest.
The former North Carolina senator had campaigned on the message that he was standing up for the little guy, the people who are not traditionally given a voice in Washington, and that he would do more to fight special interests.
After dropping out of the race on January 30, Edwards asked both Clinton and Obama to make poverty a central issue of the general election and a future Democratic administration, something both agreed to do.
I agree Edwards could have helped in WV...
Hillary Clinton has a new campaign song.
Let's sing everyone!
"Nah Nah Nah Nah, hey hey hey..."
Can everyone agree now that the Clinton era is over?.. Can we all agree now that there is no chance she will be the nominee?
GOOD JOB SENATOR EDWARD... THANK YOU FOR UR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY SIR!!!
I don't understand why all the losers are backing a loser in my opinion.(Kerry, Kennedy, Edwards etc. are all losers..Not important at all..)
I cannot believe John Edwards has endorsed Obama. Edwards has the same health care plan as Sen Clinton not Obama.
If Edwards has any intentions of running again someday, he just lost the opportunity.
What a hypocrite!
Isnt obama-edwards such a pretty ticket !
I think Edward just whants to tell him we don't have (57), states.
Well folks it's time to fold up the Hillary tent and move to the McCain camp. McCain is the only one left to fight the good fight and save our country from destruction. He is well equiped to handle the job of
Commander in Chief /President of the United States.
Don't put your country in jeopardy vote McCain. A Moderate Republican and a Patriot.
Thank you Mr. Edwards. You are very welcome.
The winds of change. Hal-le-lu-jah, Hallelujah, Halle-lujah!
he must've got those two jet skis!
Just read all the Obama supporters comments. If Edwards were to endorse Hillary they would be calling him names and saying that his endorsement does not matter but since he is endorsing Obama look at all the "ATTA BOY' COMMENTS
When you are a decent human being people will back you up. I applaud you Mr. Edwards and I applaud Barack Obama for being the decent person he is. He is a once in a lifetime leader and he will make a great President.
Wow! Thats goes to show you the direction America wants to go. Obama right, the math has change, and West Virginia ment nothing.
So, my earlier guess was wrong. This is a huge endorsement. I know both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama were both eager to get this endorsement.
I thought that Edwards was going to endorse Senator Clinton based on some of his recent comments.
Another loser in November, to John McCain.
Edwards is endorsing Obama!
What fabulous news and a great way to end the day!!!!
Good call, Mr. Edwards! My money is on him for VP candidate.
JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW EDWARDS IS NOT A SUPER DELEGATE. HE HOLDS NO CURRENT POLITICAL OFFICE. THANK YOU
Well its about time!!!! Good Lord what in the world was he waiting for?
shame on you John Edwards!!!!!!
I agree with Veteran from New York City. Hagel as the VP.
Edwards...Shame on you