Edwards Shows His Least Gallant Side updated
|From whispers to sore loser.|
If Clinton won the nomination would Edwards endorse her?
Between campaign appearances last week, as he rode through eastern Iowa in
his campaign van, Mr. Edwards declined to answer whether he would support
“I’m not willing to talk about that at this point,” he
said, waiting silently until the next question was asked.
Note to Mr. Edwards, this is how it’s done:
When asked the same question last week, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois
did not hesitate.
“I am a Democrat, and I would support the Democratic nominee,”
he said. With a smile, he added, “I intend it to be me.”
Neither did Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who declared: “Of
course. What’s the choice, Rudy Giuliani?”
Primary rivalry is one thing, but this is standard stuff. It’s what Democrats do for each other. Instead John Edwards chose to show no class at all. It’s not very southern of him either.
UPDATE III: I’m going to amend the update below with this updated, which comes after my radio show. It’s clear that Edwards realizes he’d made a callous error with his first comment about Clinton. So, he’s not digging in. He’s admitting he went too far and is backtracking to a statement he should have delievered in the first place. Better late than classless.
“I fully expect to support the Democratic nominee, and I fully expect to be the Democratic nominee.” – John Edwards
UPDATE II: I agree with Greg, Edwards is digging in.
UPDATE: Dodd joins Obama and Biden.
“I am surprised at just how angry John has become. This is not the same John Edwards I once knew. Of course, we should all come together to support the nominee. I wonder which of the Republicans John prefers to Hillary?” – Chris Dodd