WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards endorsed Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“The reason I’m here tonight is because the Democratic voters have made their choice, and so have I,” he told the boisterous crowd.
“There is one man who knows and understands that this is a time for bold leadership. There is one man that knows how to create the change, the lasting change, that you have to build from the ground up,” Edwards said. “There is one man who knows in his heart there is time to create one America, not two … and that man is Barack Obama.”
Extremely good news for Barack Obama, as the endorsement from John Edwards should help Obama with the demographic that is currently legitimately supporting Hillary Clinton. Please make note of the use of the word “legitimately” …
In other news:
(CNN) — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday reiterated her vow to stay in the Democratic presidential race, but she said it would be a “terrible mistake” for her supporters to vote for John McCain over Barack Obama.
“Anybody who has ever voted for me or voted for Barack has much more in common in terms of what we want to see happen in our country and in the world with the other than they do with John McCain,” Clinton said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
“I’m going to work my heart out for whoever our nominee is. Obviously, I’m still hoping to be that nominee, but I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that anyone who supported me … understands what a grave error it would be not to vote for Sen. Obama.”
Clinton was responding to a question from a CNN iReporter who asked why she thought so many of her supporters would choose McCain over Obama.
Now, back to that word “legitimately” … keep in mind many Republicans are crossing party lines to vote for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party’s open primaries; these are people who have NO intention of voting for a Democrat in November, and are voting currently as part of Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos”, and amount to as much as 20% of Clinton’s vote totals in many states.
With that in mind, it’s really hard for me to take anything Hillary Clinton says seriously at this point … tick tock tock tock tick tock …