January 26th, 2008
10:28 PM ET
14 years ago

Edwards concedes, looks forward to Super Tuesday

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Former Sen. John Edwards urged his supporters on
to the Super Tuesday contests following a third-place finish Saturday in his native state's Democratic primary.

"Now the three of us move on to February 5 where millions of Americans will cast their vote and help shape the future of this party and help shape the future of America," Edwards said in a short speech after finishing behind Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in South Carolina.

"Our campaign from the very beginning has been about one central thing, and that is to give voice to the millions of Americans who have absolutely no voice in this democracy."

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  1. A Real American

    John Edwards is a "credible" candidate, much like Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd were. The difference is that those two had the good sense to stop wasting money and time on a hopeless endeavor. Listen, there has NEVER been a presidential candidate in the history of electoral politics who somehow seized their party's nomination without at least winning ONE of the first four races...Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada (just recently) and South Carolina. It cannot happen. Maybe John could have redeemed himself in Florida, but now that state won't count.

    If you notice, the media has already cleverly narrowed down this race to a two person field on both sides. Edwards and Kucinich (who gave up last week) have been sidelined on the Dems side, and Huckabee and Ron Paul have been swepped aside. Guiliani is expected to announce that he will be going home the morning after he is defeated in Florida. So, it comes down to Clinton vs. Obama for the Democratic nomination (old school vs. new school), and McCain vs. Romney for the Republican nomination.

    Mark my words. I suspect that McCain will defeat Romney when the conservatives really ponder whether or not they really want to gamble with a Mormon in the White House, or stick with a the guy they love to hate and hate to love...John McCain.

    Then when Obama gets the nomination at the Dems convention, he and McCain can really battle it out then....the Old School vs. the New School. YEAH!!!!!!

    Obama 08'

    January 29, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. LBurks

    We've done it the same way in America for years, and we keep getting deeper into debt. Some of you need to get off the fact that Obama is half black or that Hilary is a women, it's time for change, lets give them a chance and see what they can do. I preferable wouldn't mind either of them as president of the U.S.!

    February 4, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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