Here is Senator Edwards announcement from today.[youtube]sdnLlIIWvk8[/youtube]
Also, there is this message on the Edwards Campaing Blog that, at least for those of us who have fought so hard to get the media to pay attention to the cause of economic justice, and hope for the end of poverty in America, resonates with whatÃ‚Â many of usÃ‚Â plan to do on Tuesday.
VOTE FOR JOHN EDWARDS ON SUPER TUESDAY
If you believe in the Edwards message, vote for John Edwards on Super Tuesday anyway – and beyond. Continue to vote for him ,and to support his policies to the convention. IT will hold Hillary’s and Obama’s feet to the fire and force them to realize, those who supported Edwards did so for a reason.
John & Elizabeth, you guys take a rest. We will take it from here. Just don’t wander too far away, you may get a very importantÃ‚Â call from the convention!
Never give up, never give up, never give up.
Some have suggested that a vote for John Edwards on Super Tuesday is a wasted vote, or a vote for Hillary, or a vote for Obama…
Sorry, but I strongly disagree!
A presidential primary is about allowing the voters to select the candidate they want to represent the party in the quest for the Presidency of the United States of America. That IS the principle and purpose of the primary process.
The primary process is about picking the candidate that we as individuals agree with most. It is not about picking between the lesser of two bad choices, or even the best of two good choices that have been selected for us by the media.
We decide, we pick who we want. So long as the candidate I agree with the most is on the ballot, I will vote my conscience and vote for them. If someone else gets the nomination because I chose the one I liked best, so be it. That simply means that the majority of people chose someone else. If a candidate cannot win outright on their own merits, I do not see the purpose in throwing my vote to them because I like the other top choice less. If no one has the majority delegates before the convention, then the delegates have to make the selection at the convention.
My vote is not for sale to the lowest bidder or the lowest common denominator. Voting for the candidate of my choice, be that Kucinich, Edwards, Biden, Richardson, Dodd, Gravel, Clinton, or Obama, is not a wasted vote. It is my vote, and that is the principle and purpose of an election.
As I saidÃ‚Â earlier today, I’m still voting for Edwards.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â IfÃ‚Â Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are to be the Democartic Party nominee, theyÃ‚Â are going to have to get there without my vote on Tuesday.