Friday, March 21, 2008

Oh, there you are John

Politico: "John Edwards is unlikely to endorse either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton before the nomination is decided, according to interviews with several members of the former candidate's inner circle.

At least three individuals who have recently spoken to Edwards expect that he will choose to stay out of the fight, though they warn that no one other than his wife, Elizabeth, can be certain of his thinking.

“My gut instinct, at this point: He’s probably going to remain neutral and sort of try to play on that Al Gore status as party elder,” said a former Edwards operative who is in regular contact with the former North Carolina senator and who asked that his name be withheld.

Fascinating how a candidate who has twice in a row been deemed as not the best contender can claim the mantle of 'elder statesman' in a party.

At least Al Gore has 'Former Vice President' and 'Inventor of the internet' to stand upon.
Edwards? He's good at chasing ambulances.


Gino said...

edwards is an empty suited whore.
he waiting until he knows who the winner is, and then support them, hoping to get a plumb job later.

remember: when he dropped out, he was in negotiations with both of them the next day to try to see what he could get from them in exchange.
i suspect they both told him 'nothing' so he is holding out.

what he wants is to be AG.

SolaMeanie said...

I think he might be able to find at home at Mattel. They're looking for a new "Ken" doll model.

Barbie might not be so happy about it, though.

Palm boy said...

Wow... both of you have somewhat strong opinons about Edwards. To say the least.

Attorney General... that'd be worse then Janet Reno, cripes.

Jenna said...

That thing Edwards does with his tounge when he's just about to say something (mindless, of course) is so irritating.

"He's good at chasing ambulances."? I'm afraid I don't know what you're referring to, PB, but I think he's hopelessly useless. At least Lizzard Queen and Magic Negro (hat tip to Vox Dei for the new nicknames :D) have personalities. Edwards is just colorless.