January 30th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
15 years ago

Obama: Edwards' cause goes on

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/30/art.obamaedwards.ap.jpg caption="Obama praised Edwards in a statement Wednesday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama praised John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth Wednesday, in a statement issued shortly after news surfaced the former North Carolina senator plans to drop his presidential bid.

“John Edwards has spent a lifetime fighting to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the struggling, even when it wasn’t popular to do or covered in the news," he said. "At a time when our politics is too focused on who’s up and who’s down, he made a nation focus again on who matters – the New Orleans child without a home, the West Virginia miner without a job, the families who live in that other America that is not seen or heard or talked about by our leaders in Washington."

"John and Elizabeth Edwards have always believed deeply that we can change this – that two Americans can become one, and that our country can rally around this common purpose," Obama continued. "So while his campaign may end today, the cause of their lives endures for all of us who still believe that we can achieve that dream of one America."

soundoff (555 Responses)
  1. Texan

    Cnn can you provide a phone number so that all of the posters that are so upset about your shoving Obama down our throats can call and complain? Or will Lou Dobbs help us? He is very outspoken about the "people of America should have their voices heard" I know why you are doing this, but everytime I post it, it never shows up.. Shame shame shame on you!

    January 30, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  2. Jack ny, ny

    More I hear Obama speak more I want to vomit. He is so annoying.

    January 30, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  3. stan pitts pa

    the more i listen to HRC nad her blatant lies, she thinks Americans are idiots and morons, obama will win by a landslide, keep lying through you teeth HRC!

    January 30, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  4. John G-- Brooklyn

    Rafi68- actually i dont remember him saying that. They do have a different approach to universal healthcare but thats just one issue. I would say that Edwards and Clinton disagree on the issues more than he and Obama overall, including in regard to campaign financing/lobbiests and trade, 2 of edwards biggest issues.

    And this ur an idot thing from a lot of clinton supporters toward obama supporters (goes the other way to). Give it a rest. Some of the smartest people in this country support obama and one of obamas biggest bases of support is people with advanced degrees. Maybe the reason they support obama is beyond ur comprehension, but many/most of hissupporters are not idiots and are thinking very clearly. Also for all the woman who desire to see a woman in the white house, which is totally understandable, take solace in some of obama's biggest supporters like senator clair mckaskil, governer kathy sebelius and gov janet napolitano who are all rissing stars in the party and may be excellent candites in the near future.

    January 30, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  5. go hillary!

    I'M SO SICK OF OBAMA. WAKE UP EVERYONE! NOW THAT EDWARDS IS OUT OF THE RACE, OBAMA IS KISSING UP TO HIM TRYING TO WIN HIS SUPPORTERS.

    February 2, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
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