John Edwards Endorsement Speech Thread
by Todd Beeton, Wed May 14, 2008 at 02:39:49 PM EDT
Barack Obama is taking the stage at his rally where John Edwards will announce his endorsement of Obama.
Update [2008-5-14 18:48:48 by Todd Beeton]:"During the course of this campaign, I have gotten to know the candidates very well." He first wants to address Hillary Clinton. Way to stay classy, Grand Rapids, booing Hillary in this context. Sheesh.
Speaking about Hillary Clinton, Edwards said:
"It is very very hard to get up every day and do what she's done. It is hard to get out there and fight and speak up when the odds turn against you. What she has shown is strength and character and what drives her is something that each and every one of us should appreciate. She cares about working people...men and women in Iraq...she is a woman made of steel and she is a leader in this country not because of her husband but because of what she has done...When this nomination battle is over, brothers and sisters, we must come together as Democrats and in the fall stand up for the future of America to make America better. We are a stronger party because Hillary Clinton is a Democrat...and we will have a stronger presidential nominee in the fall because of her work."
Update [2008-5-14 18:54:0 by Josh Orton]: Apologies for stating the obvious, but noticeably not on stage: Elizabeth Edwards.
Update [2008-5-14 19:1:52 by Todd Beeton]:"What all of us believe is in this America that we love so much, no matter who you are, no matter who your family is and no matter the color of your skin, none of those things will control your destiny and that one America that I've talked about is not only possible but it will be achieved under President Barack Obama starting in January, 2009."