May 14th, 2008
05:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Edwards to endorse Obama

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Edwards will endorse Obama, CNN has confirmed.
Edwards will endorse Obama, CNN has confirmed.

(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.

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soundoff (323 Responses)
  1. Dems2008

    I agree Edwards could have helped in WV...

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. Elitist college graduate

    Hillary Clinton has a new campaign song.

    Let's sing everyone!

    "Nah Nah Nah Nah, hey hey hey..."

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  3. No Hillary

    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!!!

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  4. spencer

    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..)

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  5. David

    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!

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  6. PatriciaG

    Isnt obama-edwards such a pretty ticket !

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. jr.

    I think Edward just whants to tell him we don't have (57), states.

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. Defector #1

    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.

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. MP-Pennsylvania

    Thank you Mr. Edwards. You are very welcome.

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. jonny

    Obama/Gore 2008!

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. Linned

    The winds of change. Hal-le-lu-jah, Hallelujah, Halle-lujah!

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  12. woohoo!

    he must've got those two jet skis!

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  13. Nancy

    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

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  14. Jay Rod

    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.

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  15. ltd1974

    Wow! Thats goes to show you the direction America wants to go. Obama right, the math has change, and West Virginia ment nothing.

    Go Obama

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  16. Dennis

    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.

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  17. Griff

    Another loser in November, to John McCain.

    May 14, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. Lisa (PA)

    Yipppeee!!!!!

    Edwards is endorsing Obama!

    What fabulous news and a great way to end the day!!!!

    Go Obama!

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  19. Ted in Pittsburgh

    Good call, Mr. Edwards! My money is on him for VP candidate.

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  20. bangzenk

    Viva obama!!

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  21. Shane

    JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW EDWARDS IS NOT A SUPER DELEGATE. HE HOLDS NO CURRENT POLITICAL OFFICE. THANK YOU

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  22. Arkansas Undertaker

    Well its about time!!!! Good Lord what in the world was he waiting for?

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  23. Alice

    shame on you John Edwards!!!!!!

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. voter in Virginia

    I agree with Veteran from New York City. Hagel as the VP.

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  25. lynn

    Edwards...Shame on you

    May 14, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
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