January 21st, 2008
09:43 PM ET
14 years ago

Schneider: Clinton plays nice with Edwards

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MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) - Hillary Clinton is playing nice with John Edwards. She just called him a 'son of the south' - effectively reminding voters here he is one of them. It seems like she wants him to stick around in this race.

- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (169 Responses)
  1. Ryan

    I think it's less that she wants him to stick around in the race, but she wants to stay on good terms with him, so he could potentially be her VP.

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  2. ed

    her v.p,

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  3. Nik T, Houston, TX

    Obama's started WHINING WHINING about Bill Clinton. Check out Obama becoming a child before our very eyes!!

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. Parag

    Surely. He is the one, she could go along with as Presidential pair. They should hold strong and fight against each other.

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  5. Helena

    John is much better than Obama. Obama needs to grow some more.

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  6. Andrew

    Votes for him are not votes for Obama, i truely feel they would work well together and it shows well tonight.

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  7. ally

    Well duh. If Edwards drops out, Obama is far more likely to benefit than she is.

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  8. Jaime

    Of course she wants him to stick around. As long as he is in this race, Hillary will have an easy in as president. The "change" vote is split between Obama and Edwards – and that split is a direct benefit to Hillary.

    I feel bad for Obama because I think the polls would tell a very different story without Edwards. Edwards is Hillary's ticket to win.

    January 21, 2008 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  9. vonna myrtle beach SC

    clinton/edwards 2008

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. Presidential???????

    Poor Obama seems to be struggling....

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  11. Kofi Brinkley

    Maybe to use the don't know votes to swing her way...

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  12. Valerie

    Of course she wants him to stick around. Hillary is the polarizing candidate–people have made their decisions about her already. Most of Edwards' supporters would go to Obama.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  13. Debbie R L

    You bet she is...Edwards could win in South Carolina. And, that could knock Obama out of the race. It was a gesture to garner votes for him.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  14. iplaywithplato

    That, or she's pointing out that he has had the least amount of adversity in his life being a white southern male.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  15. Bill Schneider is the best

    Thanks Bill Schneider. You are the best. Your comments are very objective.

    CNN needs more objective like you.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  16. Ray

    Edwards is bouncing back and forth from debate to debate.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  17. zellfire

    As Edwards erodes at Obama's lead he never manages to catch him before Obama gets boosted- but eats away at Obama4America so much Clinton retakes the lead.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  18. Jason, Cola, SC

    Of course she does – Edwards saps more votes away from Obama than from Clinton.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  19. Allen

    "Re-draw the politcal map!" Quote Obama. This is the single most important comment of the evening! The democrats must do more than win the White House.

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  20. John

    Obama did call them out early on in the debate. Both had to go on the defensive. Honestly, what happened to the troubling tactics that were asserted?

    January 21, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  21. Andee

    She needs him to stick around because the way she has twisted what Barack has said, will make John strong, before she and Bill go after him.

    January 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  22. rosalie

    clinton is hoping that edwards will take some of obama's votes.
    maybe even becoming her vp on the ticket. as it was hinted earlier in the race that edwards was going to be on obama's ticket.

    edwards seems to be holding all the cards.

    January 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  23. Chris, Orlando FL

    Obama = Hefty dose of Rozerem ......Zzzzz

    He continues to talk, talk, talk about nothing.

    January 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  24. mario

    Edwards needs to step aside he is fighting a battle he CANNOT WIN!!!!!!

    January 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  25. Orville H.

    Of course Hillary wants him there. Having 2 supports to lash back on is better then just 1.

    January 21, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
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