Sunday, December 17, 2006

Edwards to Run In 08'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards intends to seek his party's nomination for the 2008 presidential race, two Democratic officials said Saturday.
Edwards, who represented North Carolina in the U.S. Senate for six years, plans to make the campaign announcement late this month from the New Orleans neighborhood hit hardest by last year's Hurricane Katrina.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt Edwards' announcement.
As Edwards enters the crowded field, the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans provides a stark backdrop to highlight his signature issue -- economic inequality.
Edwards also plans to travel from New Orleans through the four early presidential nominating states -- Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Among Democrats, Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois are drawing the most attention almost two years before the actual vote.
Edwards, however, is in a strong position as the leading candidate in Iowa. He was a top fundraiser in the race for the nomination in 2004 before he became Democratic Sen. John Kerry's running mate.
Since the Democrats' loss to President George W. Bush, Edwards has worked to build support for a repeat presidential bid.
Edwards' spokesman, David Ginsberg, would not confirm or deny that Edwards planned to announce he would run in 2008.
Ginsberg said Edwards would make an announcement about his future when he is ready.

Personally I am not suprised, but I am pleased that John Edwards has decided to run for President in 08'. I think he has a lot of charisma, and a good message. I am by no means decided on who I will support in 08', but at this point I have to say I do have a very positive opinion of John Edwards.


Blogger Porgie Tirebiter, Royce Penstinger and Pinto Bean said...

I don't think Edwards has a chance at all in 2008. Once he became the Vice Presidential Candidate back in 2004, he shriveled on the vine, was ineffective, and brought NOTHING TO THE TABLE...he could not even deliver his own state. Now he wants us to trust him to bring home the bacon in 2008...not going to happen. Then, turns out that Obama is about to take a serious BLACK EYE, and Hilliary is looking more like a sure bet if there is such a thing.

12/17/2006 2:39 AM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

I liked Edwards, its no surprise he didn't take his own state....its NC come on now, like any dem is goingt to take that state?! I am not sure I would support him either but I think hes a good candidate to have in the mix.

Also what the hell is up with porgie's having to put the emphasis on the word "black" when refering to Obama, surely that can't be a statement with racial overtones? If we have to rely on Hillary and yes there isn't an extra i in "HILLARY" (political scandalists should know how to spell their names or they just end up looking uniformed and crazy), but I digress. I hope we can pull a better candidate out of the bag than Hillary. So I leave you at this point saying Go Edwards!

12/17/2006 3:18 AM  
Blogger ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

As a very tacky non-political side note: he's quite easy on the eyes, too. ;-)

Sorry, I just had to throw that in there!!! :-D

12/17/2006 1:10 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. Porgie, who the hell casts their vote for the vice-presidental candidate anyway?-lol Jenn, I'll let Porgie speak for him or herself, I'm not sure what's up with the "Blackeye" comment, but you make some good points. Ariadnek, you are so right! He is a good looking guy, which certainly doesn't hurt in a political arena where many people choose their leaders based on who they'd like to have a beer with!-lmao

12/18/2006 12:54 PM  

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