Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Edwards gone-So what is the strategy?
"It is appropriate that I come here today. It's time for me to step aside so that history can blaze its path. We do not know who will take the final steps to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but what we do know is that our Democratic Party will make history. We will be strong, we will be unified, and with our convictions and a little backbone we will take back the White House in November and we'll create hope and opportunity for this country."
These are some of the parting words that John Edwards left us with today. He announced his departure the same place he where he began his candidacy 2 years ago. Meanwhile at an Obama campaign rally in Denver, Mr. Obama praised the commitment Mr. Edwards has given to poverty in America and his call to bridge the gap between rich and poor. More than 10,000 people in a basketball arena, as well as an overflow crowd of several thousand more, gave Mr. Edwards a standing ovation.
So what does this mean for the democratic election? I think it was always a two person candidacy. I liked John Edwards, but he was one to always sit in the background. I really think he needed to be more agressive in this election. Edwards had some wonderful ideas as well for this country, however controversy overshadowed his position in the election.
So what now for John?