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. pooja

    NOT SO NICE RIGHT NOW!! HILLARY IS ATTACKING EDWARDS

    January 21, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  2. Lilian

    I think it's shameful that the Clinton-ites think that to be a "real Democrat" you have to worship Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton has acted shameful in the past few weeks of this campaign. His comments and the way the Clintons are conducting their campaign are diving Democrats.

    This "real Democrat" is ready for an Obama or Edwards presidency.

    January 21, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  3. Derrick Stoneburner

    Is anyone else like me that thinks she may have him for a running mate when she makes the Democratic Nomination? I almost think they would make a good team for the Republican canidate because those who dont like Hillary usually like John Edwards.

    January 21, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  4. Kevin

    What elected offices has Hillary Clinton (not Bill Clinton) held the last 16 years. I would understand six years fighting the Republicans, plus ten more watching my husband fight the Republicans. She seems to consistently count the years she spent as a wife in the white house. What office would Hillary be holding if she weren't married to a President????? We seem to forget that Bill Clinton isn't running again (unfortunately).

    January 21, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  5. Christie

    And on the contrary, Obama is being completely disrespectful to Hillary. Has anyone else noticed that when Edwards is speaking, Obama will watch him and nod in agreement at times, even joking with him occasionally, but when Clinton speaks, he looks down, disinterested, never concedes agreement, never even looks at her or makes eye contact, let alone share humor with her. He's being immature, disrespectful and unpresidential. Everyone up there deserves respect as a minimum courtesy, and Edwards and Clinton have both given that to their competitors. I was on the fence between Obama and Hillary, but this is a real turn off.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  6. Katy

    Seriously, someone tell Hillary how to dress. Her outfit is outdated, dowdy, and frumpy. Issues aside, I won't vote for her because she has no sense of how to dress for the year 2008!!!!

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  7. Leslie Somerville, Seattle, Washington

    THE TICKET FOR 08-–CLINTON/EDWARDS–FANTASTIC TEAM

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  8. rss

    So much for playing nice with John. Now it is trial lawyers who have funded John. Lobbyist leading Barraks campaign. She is going on too long while ignoring her PAC and special interest funding.

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  9. art

    I agree, Scheneider is reading too much in the son of the south comment. Each candidate were addessing race and gender and Obama had already used "white male" when referring to Edwards so the next available comment is "son of the south. We should keep in mind that many sons of the south have been President but women and African Americans have not have this privilege, for the most part.

    This is a CBC debate, there should be more discussion on the question of HIV/AIDS, the drop-out rate, and employment issues. Why waste time on a question such as was Bill Clinton the first Black President. You should save that for the post-debate interviews.

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  10. Matt

    Of course Hillary wants Edwards to stick around- the longer he's in, the longer she can hang even with Obama.

    January 21, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. Katy

    I hope John and Obama pair up and take all of the votes from Hillary!!!
    They are our best shot at getting elected. Believe me...middle America does not plan on voting for Hillary!

    January 21, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  12. aaron

    Yes, in responce to your statement.....Hillary wants Edwards as her running mate.
    I would just like to add people would be getting a double return casting a vote for her.

    January 21, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  13. K

    Are you kidding? Hillary can battle with the best of these guys. She isn't being soft. You sound like a MAN!!!!! EE gad.

    January 21, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  14. Roger

    John Edwards has said the least but has emerged as the strongest!!

    January 21, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  15. JamesP

    Hillary isn't a fool. She don't want to be beat by obama. If she can't win in the south she don't want to have obama get another win and look strong. I will have to give this to obama. He is still strong in light of Bill Clintons propaganda.

    January 21, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  16. Pat

    If everyone is giving John Edwards a good hard look , I hope you see that he might be the answer instead of the other two who are more interested in being a woman or black. hooray for John

    January 21, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  17. Debbie

    Obama is running against Bill because Bill is running as the Co-President with Hillary. She is running on his record, this is what she quotes as the great times of the Clinton era.

    January 21, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  18. Sam

    I could care less if Hillary wants John Edwards to stay or not. The point is that a lot of Americans want him to stay in. He is our best hope to beat the Republicans and get us out of the mess that Bush/Cheney has put us in.

    January 21, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  19. Dusten South Carolina

    How many times is he going to say that he is from South Carolina, the only time that he is in SC is when he is campaigning otherwise he is in his compound home in North Carolina. He is the reason why health care is so expensive because of his days as a trial lawyer.

    January 21, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  20. patio

    Whether Hillary wants Edwards to stick around or not is beside the point. Edwards is head and shoulders above her and Obama. He has specific plans that are influenced by his up close and personal experience that influence his policies for ending inequality and poverty in America.

    January 21, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  21. joe

    Hillary just argued with Edwards. The media is so biased against Hillary.

    January 21, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  22. JustElectADemocratPlease

    I think the fact that we have a black man, a white woman, and a white man on the same stage is remarkable. We have made great strides and here is why. Barack won IOWA (Not alot of black people) and Hillary is doing well in South Carolina (Very black supported state for democrats) and John Edwards, is actually bringing up the most issues that affect blacks. I am proud of each of them, and the fact that I as an African American can sit here and write this comment without fear of lynching, I make over 6 figures, I graduated from both an HBCU and a non HBCU and I live in a neighborhood that is mixed, and I work for a company that is embracing diversity. I say today on Kings birthday, thank God for the road we have traveled, for the path we are on, and for the future we will have together, WHITE, BLACK, MUSLIM, JEW, MAN, WOMAN

    January 21, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  23. magda

    edwards voters are evenly split between clinton and obama....

    January 21, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  24. John

    Hillary would like both Obama and Edwards to drop out. Hillary can side step the issues, about her husband, and everything else, and to get down to the trueth, she is for herself to be president not the American people. Her sixteen years she claims for experence is becoming a side stepping President, wait and see.

    January 21, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  25. marina

    I don't agree with Hillary on many things but in response to her wanting to keep Edwards around, I do!
    Not only is he the "son of the south", but clearly would be the best leader we've had in years!
    We can't afford to lose him!

    January 21, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
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