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John Edwards Was Slower Than This Snail In Endorsing A Candidate

Former Presidential candidate John Edwards has finally endorsed someone for President.

Glad he could find the time.  

He endorsed Barack Obama.

I mention who he endorsed in the third paragraph of this post because the real story is that Mr. Edwards endorsed anybody at all.  

The race is was already pretty much over.

Mr. Edwards was slower than the above pictured snail in making his endorsement.

Why not have made the choice when it was hard instead of when the nomination seems to be a done deal?

Here is some good information on snails.

May 15, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics | , , , ,


  1. He was probably trying to strike a deal, and waiting until there was a clear winner so he could be assured of a cabinet position. Somehow I don’t think he’ll be the vp nominee. I think endorsements don’t matter much anyway. Do you think they affect how anyone votes? Seems like everyone takes away what they want from an endorsement.

    It is a shame that Clinton seems to have come unhinged with all this “hardworking Americans, white Americans” business. I guess if she’s not going to win, she thinks no Democrat should.

    Comment by Julie | May 15, 2008

  2. Well..I figure he wants something. As you suggest, I’m not sure the endorsement will sway many voters. I wish Mr. Edwards had done better in the cmapaign.

    Mrs. Clinton has seemed misguided at times of late.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 15, 2008

  3. I think Edwards waited to endorse because the most important thing for him is getting someone to sign on to his agenda, not throwing his weight around. Now that Barack Obama is nearly a sure thing, he has the eventual nominee and hopefully president committed to the issues he cares about.

    I don’t think that John Edwards endorsed now because he’s gunning for a position in the Obama administration. He can do good work outside of government and his wife is still sick–I think both those things inform all the decisions he makes.

    Comment by Alex | May 15, 2008

  4. Actually, Edwards, it looks like, has said he would not rule out being the VEEP… however, apparently, he would prefer the AG nod.

    Comment by Queer in the City | May 15, 2008

  5. He said he wouldn’t support the nominee until he thought the race was over. Guess he thinks the race is over.

    Comment by carsick | May 15, 2008

  6. Edwards has said many times that he wouldn’t accept the VP nomination, actually. He hasn’t said anything about other positions in an Obama administration, but he has talked a lot about how much he admires what Al Gore has done outside of government with global warming and how he wants to do the same thing with poverty.

    Comment by Alex | May 15, 2008

  7. my friend Greg say: “Snails taste Great!”

    Comment by geo | May 15, 2008

  8. It sounds like he was hedging his bets against the possibility that Clinton might somehow come back and win the nomination. That, and his wife supports Hillary – she’s probably been lobbying him hard to endorse her instead of Obama. Her support of Hillary is based heavily on Hillary’s health plan, because it includes mandates. As someone who’s fighting cancer, I can see why the health care issue resonates so strongly with her, and I can imagine that it, and his wife’s support of Hillary, weighed heavily in Edwards holding out on his endorsement.

    Comment by Big Tex | May 15, 2008

  9. I think the bottom line of all this was Mr. Edwards making an endorsement when the race was still contested. I wish he had followed that more difficult course.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 16, 2008

  10. Edwards has good ideas just no personality to back it up. i dont think anyone gives a shit who he endorses at this point.

    Comment by bill brady | May 17, 2008

  11. It would have had more impact if done earlier. He chose the safer but less meaningful course.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 17, 2008

  12. I think the bottom line of all this is whom did the snail endorse?

    Comment by spacedark | May 18, 2008

  13. It has very good political antenna and will be endorsing Joe Biden.

    See–it is has good antenna, but is sometimes very slow to catch up with what is going on.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 18, 2008

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