Edwards Is Out!

Edwards has finally heard the music the rest of us have been hearing for quite some time; he has no shot.  John Edwards is leaving the Democratic race and what’s worse, close aides say he is not going to endorse either of the remaining candidates in the near future.

It’s difficult to say exactly how this is going to play out in the races.  With no influence from the man himself, I imagine Edward’s support will split for the most part evenly with a slight advantage to Senator Obama, though, demographically, Hillary is likely to pick up some more clout over Obama in places.

One thing that will most definitely make things interesting is how this will affect the campaign trail between now and Super Tuesday.  As of yesterday, Edwards was looking to campaign heavy in states Obama was challenging Hillary in, an act that could have acted as a spoiler in Obama’s favor, splitting Hillary’s vote.  Now, this is essentially a two person race with not a whole lot of time left.

There’s also the matter of Edward’s delegates and where they are likely to go, which, given his decision not to endorse right now, is anybody’s guess.

So here we are, both races are now essentially down to two people.  I wouldn’t be surprised if we started seeing blood soon.

2 Responses to “Edwards Is Out!”

  1. terry says:

    I’m glad he dropped out now. I was worried about the speculation that he would stay in until the convention and then give his delegates to either HRC or Obama. That didn’t seem like a very fair scenario.

    I think it is better this way.

  2. No, perhaps not.

    On the other hand, now it’s a matter of trying to figure out how to run this race now that it’s solely a two person race.

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