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. Boogie Los Angeles CA

    just remember people...when the candidate is chosen...they will ALL shake hands, support their candidate and take on the Republicans.
    This is the sport of politics.

    If Hillary loses...I will of coarse vote for Obama or, Edwards...right now...they are the ones I'm rooting against.

    But, the BIG picture here is that when it comes time to elect a president who will be picking our supreme court justices next term...I DO NOT WANT IT TO BE A REPUBLICAN.
    You think you don't like Hillary?...what happens when the neo-cons try to turn America in to a censored Christian Disneyland?
    Say goodbye to womens rights...say goodbye to free speech...Say goodbye to the middle class!

    Fight for your candidate...but, rember...once we leave the boxing ring...we shake hands and live to fight bigger battles. 🙂

    January 21, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  2. HarryK

    There is one sort of body language thing I find disturbing. Obama frequently pats Edwards on the back, on the arm, etc., in a way that Edwards could not do to Obama, because it would be seen as patronizing. That's not fair; that's one way race is an unspoken issue, used by Obama.

    January 21, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  3. Sunny in NC

    the Clinton machine understands that in order to beat John Mc Cain, it can't be Barrack ( sorry man), at least not quit yet.

    January 21, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  4. Steve

    Edwards has an amazing ability to stick it to his opponents without coming across as shrill or caddy.

    January 21, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  5. mario

    Bill, Hillary needs to tell her husband to step to the side right now. Because if she doesn't he will cause her to lose this.

    January 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  6. Ann Hobbs

    Since neither Senator Clinton nor Senator Obama, in my opinion, would never concede to being Vice-President, it's most likely that John Edwards will be the VP nominee should one of them be the Presidential nominee. John Edwards, however, is looking more and more presidential. The gingham dog and the calico cat may cancel each other out leaving the way clear for John Edwards. I've been increasingly impressed with him.

    January 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  7. raghu

    she just want Edwards to win in S.C so the she can take weakned obama on Feb 5th. She knows for sure that Edwards can't win on his own on Feb 5th.

    January 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  8. Jeff

    This reminds me of Rudy Guliani talking nice about the Red Sox.

    January 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  9. Erik

    That's the reason i lean strongly towards Barak of those 3, is for that fact. He never "starts" the finger pointing. Same reason I don't like Hillary, she always starts it. She loves the dirty politics, and Barak does not. That governs alot of my respect.

    Im curious why Edwards gave so much respect to Mcain there? and not romney?
    Maybe stategic, as the dems have a better chance of beating Mcain, so they wanna pump him up, instead of romney? interesting tho.

    January 21, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  10. Ginger

    Obama scares me with the "present" not wanting to take a stand on issues. We need someone that will stand up for ALL the American people.

    January 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  11. becks

    We can only hope that he'll be taking those votes away from hillary.

    January 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  12. Jedidiah Palosaari

    Real Democrats mean real liberals- not those who support the conservative Bill Clinton. We like him only because he is so much better than Bush II. He's going after Bill because Bill's been lying about Obama's record, and because Obama is the one candidate who can bring the country together- caring for all Americans, Democrat, Republican, and Whatever. He has the record and the rhetoric to show that. Edwards and Hillary don't- and Bill and Hillary, even if they wanted to, can't, because they're so hated by Republicans. They're engaged in the same partisan politics we've had for decades, and can't escape.

    January 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  13. J D Stewart

    I hope John does stick around. They are all superior candidates and it's too soon to toss one under the bus.

    January 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  14. Sierra

    I think she just wanted to have a better response than Obama, because he said John.
    Hillary is just trying to not sound petty and combative thats all.

    January 21, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  15. Mike

    John is just going to take votes away from Hillary and then he will be gone!

    January 21, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  16. Erik

    If Hilary TAPS, who gets her votes: Edwards or Obama?
    If she wins, who does she pick as her VP?

    If Edwards TAPS, who gets his votes: Hillary or Obama?
    If he wins, who does he pick as his VP?

    If Obama TAPS who gets his votes: Hillary or Edwards
    If he wins, who does he pick as his VP?

    January 21, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  17. Adrienne

    Hillary answers very few if any questions that she's asked. She skips around but the question never gets answered.

    January 21, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  18. Eileen

    I just made my first every campaign contribution – to John Edwards Campaign. I did it while listening to the debate. I'm sick and tired of listening to Hillary and Obama argue. Go JOHN EDWARDS!!!!!!

    January 21, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  19. Hurricane

    Of course she does...he siphons votes from barack thereby helping her in the long run.

    January 21, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  20. kingedwrite

    Is a Clinton-Edwards ticket an insane but plausible possibility?

    January 21, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  21. Thom Boren

    What I do not understand is this; if the candidates do not want to talk about race or gender then why in the world is CNN having a discussion following this debate.

    January 21, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  22. William

    Obama won this debate, and I am now all out for Obama.!!!

    January 21, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
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    Read the Rip Off reports on our congress!

    January 21, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  24. Srini

    If you look closely Mr.Obama understands issues from a grass root level and seems to be well prepared to address those issues, starting now with debates but likely with actions later. I believe US needs a President with his kind of thinking and vision.

    January 21, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  25. kierstin, va beach

    clinton wants edwards there. why? so that she can win.

    January 21, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
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