The major media outlets are finally covering John Edwards’ Presidential Campaign. The problem is that they have chosen to do so just to cover his anticipated withdrawal from the race in New Orleans this afternoon. Here is the link to Senator Edwards’ remarks.
I am disappointed that the main stream corporate media has managed to slice this contest down to their two preferred candidates rather than help the people learn about all the candidates and make a value based, rather than beauty or money based selection. Despite this, I still plan to vote for John Edwards.
Friends, If it is indeed the case that former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is dropping out of the Presidential contest, I see it as a blow to the voters of the 22 states who have primaries in less than a week. As a Democratic Californian, I will be especially disappointed since this would be the second time my favorite candidate dropped out before the California Primary day.
In 2004, my favorite was Howard Dean and he dropped out several weeks before our primary. I am uncertain how EdwardsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ dropping out will effect the votes of hard core Edwards supporters in California. For myself, I still intend to vote for Edwards and I hope he gains enough delegates this Tuesday to maintain an influence over who our next nominee is. If the rest of Senator EdwardsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ supporters are as committed as I am, I expect he will continue to gain a significant number of delegates.
Given the fact that the Main stream media has effectively ignored Senator Edwards during most of this Primary contest, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m betting that given the closeness of Primary day, Edwards will still win a significant number of delegates on February 5 regardless of whether he suspends or ends his campaign.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still Voting for Edwards.