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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-02-08 12:02 PM
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11. He didn't endorse, he suspended the campaign
He didn't say "Don't vote for me, vote for one of the other guys."

And frankly, I think it's suspicious that he suddenly dropped out. Why on earth, after all that work did he not stay in. And he suddenly dropped out right before the all important L.A. debate and Super Tuesday. What kind of reasoning could possibly explain why he didn't give it a go and see what would come of it? It wasn't in his character or at all logical to quit days before the biggest vote in American history, especially after having put so much time and energy to get to that point.

He's got my vote.
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  -If John Edwards wanted you to vote for him on Feb 5th he would not have dropped out... wheresthemind  Feb-02-08 11:51 AM   #0 
  - I've noticed in a lot of polls, people are still voting for him  sunonmars   Feb-02-08 11:53 AM   #1 
  - Troubling for who? Your candidate? Screw them. Our voice needs to be heard and  saracat   Feb-02-08 11:54 AM   #2 
  - Your voice won't be heard if your  LoZoccolo   Feb-02-08 11:55 AM   #3 
  - I have no "least favorite".I don't care which wins.  saracat   Feb-02-08 11:57 AM   #6 
  - i have no least favorite..i had only one candidate..period...i can't stand to look at the other two!  flyarm   Feb-02-08 05:01 PM   #65 
  - on "suspending"  wheresthemind   Feb-02-08 12:00 PM   #7 
  - So what?We don't even have to "suspend" our efforts.The point is  saracat   Feb-02-08 12:02 PM   #10 
  - I never said you CAN'T vote for him  wheresthemind   Feb-02-08 12:05 PM   #16 
     - So why did he have RI put him back on the ballot? Oh yes just for the may campaign workerds in RI!  saracat   Feb-02-08 12:13 PM   #22 
     - You really think that means he's re-entered the race?  MonkeyFunk   Feb-02-08 12:17 PM   #24 
        - No . I never said he "reentered anything.I said his name is still ont the ballot"  saracat   Feb-02-08 12:56 PM   #34 
           - He wasn't polling above 15% BEFORE he dropped out...  MonkeyFunk   Feb-02-08 01:00 PM   #35 
              - Doesn't have to. and yes he was polling above that in many states.  saracat   Feb-02-08 01:19 PM   #43 
              - actually it looked like he would win Tennessee..and possibly OKLA...  flyarm   Feb-02-08 02:22 PM   #50 
                 - How was he forced out?  MonkeyFunk   Feb-02-08 05:21 PM   #69 
              - how would you know ..the media dropped him off many of the polls deliberately!! eom  flyarm   Feb-02-08 04:59 PM   #64 
     - But that is your opinion. And besides. if you think this campaign is just about John, you don't get  saracat   Feb-02-08 02:10 PM   #48 
  - ahhh wrong ..no matter what he gets the matching funds..nice try though!!  flyarm   Feb-02-08 12:46 PM   #32 
  - Troubling for who? Your candidate?  DJ13   Feb-02-08 12:03 PM   #12 
  - Don't want either candidate. So Edwards can do what he wants with his delegates.  Blue State Native   Feb-02-08 12:12 PM   #21 
  - Its your vote  DJ13   Feb-02-08 12:15 PM   #23 
  - The only way we'd come around is if they actually said something  foxer   Feb-02-08 05:41 PM   #70 
  - You people somehow manage to combine irrelevancy with irritation  cgrindley   Feb-03-08 07:45 AM   #73 
  - He didn't "drop out." He "suspended" his campaign. Look it up.  ClassWarrior   Feb-02-08 11:56 AM   #4 
  - okay I did  wheresthemind   Feb-02-08 12:01 PM   #9 
     - So what? We can still cast a legal vote and get delegates.Has he said he "doesn't " want them?  saracat   Feb-02-08 12:05 PM   #14 
     - No one here is telling you who to vote for...  wheresthemind   Feb-02-08 12:09 PM   #18 
     - You don't have an inquiring mind do you? It is obvious that he was "pushed".  saracat   Feb-02-08 12:12 PM   #20 
     - Because he was "forced out " for the dog and pony show?  saracat   Feb-02-08 01:00 PM   #36 
     - Yes. Edwards placed calls to his super delegates releasing them  quiller4   Feb-02-08 01:09 PM   #41 
        - ATU are NOT superdelegates.And superdelegates do NOT have to be released. They are free agents.  saracat   Feb-02-08 01:21 PM   #44 
        - show me where it says he released them..come on where did you get that info?  flyarm   Feb-02-08 02:26 PM   #52 
     - I'm sure that's part of it. But he hasn't endorsed yet.  ClassWarrior   Feb-02-08 12:05 PM   #15 
     - so Karmack..why did Edwards yesterday ask Rhode Island to keep him on the ballot????????  flyarm   Feb-02-08 12:09 PM   #19 
  - I had already mailed my vote for him before he dropped out.  Cleita   Feb-02-08 11:57 AM   #5 
  - It's a free country  kurth   Feb-02-08 12:01 PM   #8 
  - He didn't endorse, he suspended the campaign  balantz   Feb-02-08 12:02 PM   #11 
  - he didn't drop out ..he suspended his campaign..I spoke today to a top attorney in the country  flyarm   Feb-02-08 12:04 PM   #13 
  - Thanks Fly and notice how some on DU are now lying about Obama and crediting him with  saracat   Feb-02-08 12:07 PM   #17 
  - the two frauds have both stolen Edwards platform..like i said i go for authentic..fuck the two  flyarm   Feb-02-08 12:26 PM   #26 
  - you give me strength. n/t  burythehatchet   Feb-02-08 12:19 PM   #25 
     - ahhh shucks!!...i just tell the truth..thats all folks..don't tell me it is not going to rain when  flyarm   Feb-02-08 12:28 PM   #30 
  - Its the primaries for kryse sakes, vote for your FIRST choice . . .  PetraPooh   Feb-02-08 12:26 PM   #27 
  - absolutely..in a primary vote your heart..period!! don't let anyone tell you different!! eom  flyarm   Feb-02-08 12:30 PM   #31 
  - OK so I have another theory.  Tatiana   Feb-02-08 12:26 PM   #28 
  - People... He's Gonna Give His Delegates To Either Clinton Or Obama  WillyT   Feb-02-08 12:27 PM   #29 
  - But he will have some leverage over these candidates. And we want him to have as much as possible.  saracat   Feb-02-08 01:02 PM   #37 
  - 4 days before Tuesday - after over 4 years of campaigning.  Life Long Dem   Feb-02-08 12:55 PM   #33 
  - No kidding and thes people are "buying " this? No questions asked?  saracat   Feb-02-08 01:03 PM   #38 
     - i have alot of questions..and anger..when Edwards read his speech it began my questions!!  flyarm   Feb-02-08 02:18 PM   #49 
  - We're all guessing, because he didn't tell us  TexasObserver   Feb-02-08 01:06 PM   #39 
  - absolutely and even that is out of character..completely. eom  flyarm   Feb-02-08 04:56 PM   #63 
  - Oh well. He doesn't get to decide who I vote for either. I recall him saying...  readmoreoften   Feb-02-08 01:08 PM   #40 
  - Primary votes are for voting one's conscience  Shine   Feb-02-08 01:12 PM   #42 
  - Don't tell me who to vote for  RestoreGore   Feb-02-08 01:21 PM   #45 
  - He's probably having a well deserved break.  Life Long Dem   Feb-02-08 01:42 PM   #46 
  - So what? I could care less.We have no obligation to either candidate and certainly not to a  saracat   Feb-02-08 01:51 PM   #47 
  - "Robbing" Obama? Maybe Obama "robbed" Edwards by running at the last moment?  jackson_dem   Feb-02-08 02:24 PM   #51 
  - maybe he thinks the people who supported him did so with clear conscience and mind  flyarm   Feb-02-08 02:34 PM   #53 
  - Robbing Obama?  catnhatnh   Feb-02-08 03:33 PM   #58 
  - Maybe he has the same kind of doubts about Obama  Blue_In_AK   Feb-02-08 05:12 PM   #68 
  - I'd rather move on and prevent Hillary from winning.  Life Long Dem   Feb-03-08 07:30 AM   #71 
  - John Edwards was not forced out  V4Edwards   Feb-02-08 02:44 PM   #54 
  - And yet despite all that..  iris5426   Feb-02-08 03:09 PM   #56 
  - John Edwards read a speech to us to suspend his campaign..he has never done that before..  flyarm   Feb-02-08 03:29 PM   #57 
     - He lied.  2rth2pwr   Feb-02-08 03:52 PM   #59 
        - You are obviously naive. Fly is correct.  Inspired   Feb-02-08 04:07 PM   #61 
        - i have known this man a very long time ..and i was one of his delegates in 2004..  flyarm   Feb-02-08 04:53 PM   #62 
           - If he let someone "push" him out, he's not Presidential material  2rth2pwr   Feb-02-08 05:10 PM   #67 
  - My vote, my ballot, my choice, my voice goes to John Edwards Tuesday.  troubleinwinter   Feb-02-08 02:57 PM   #55 
  - That it pretty reasonable  PATRICK   Feb-02-08 04:01 PM   #60 
  - We have a caucus, not a primary, on 2/5  Blue_In_AK   Feb-02-08 05:04 PM   #66 
  - I am an Edwards man and I have made a choice and that choice  GoPsUx   Feb-03-08 07:37 AM   #72 
 

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