Why Edwards Supporters Would Follow Obama
by igwealth5tm, Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 07:06:46 AM EST
I was really sad to see the most progressive of the democratic candidates drop out today. With that said, we now move on to forecast where the supporters of John Edwards would go now that he's out. I'll create a short list to support my believe that those supporters would flock to Barack Obama because both Edwards and Obama are similar in that they are both change agents while Hillary in the words of John Edwards, is the "candidate of the Status Quo". They also have similar position on lots of issue:
* Both Obama and Edwards refused to take money from Federal lobbyists; Hillary took all the cash she could get from the lobbyists.
* Both Obama and Edwards believe that the lobbyists are a great problem in Washington and must be challenged if real progress is to occur for the benefit of the real American people. Hillary believes that lobbyists actually represent the best interest of Americans at all time.
* Both Obama and Edwards believe in standing up for the common people and fighting the establishment to obtain a fair share for the poor.
Apart from the similarities between Obama and Edwards, I will bet that no Edwards' supporter in good conscience would join Hillary Clinton because of the singular fact that her campaign is in bed with lobbyists. There is no way one can reconcile John Edwards anti lobbyists' position with Hillary's position and the "champion of the lobbyists".
Moreover, John is dropping out because he doesn't have the money to run effectively in the February 5 states. This lack was cause by the fact that John out-advertised everybody in South Carolina, yet Hillary denied him a second position through the primary day ROBBOCALLS that deceptively put doubts on voters minds about Edwards. That primary day robbocalls were mean and underhanded and a typical Clinton style to displace their opponent.
Considering all of the above, I strongly believe that John Edwards' supports would join Obama in the crusade to topple the establishment and help the ordinary Americans take back their governments for the hands of the lobbyists and special interests.
What do you think?