Maybe Not

A couple of days ago the buzz was (as I reported here), that John Edwards was soon to endorse Hillary Clinton. Maybe not

Politico reports that “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.”

Citing at least “three individuals who have recently spoken to Edwards” Politico reports that they “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.

“There is a real space for him to be an advocate for the issues that he cares about but also to play a role as a party elder,” he continued. “I think he is, at this point, probably going to take the route of ‘We got two great candidates, let the people decide.’”

Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee, is coming to believe that “silence is the better part of valor,” another former top adviser said. 

On Thursday evening as Edwards was preparing to appear on NBC’s “Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” the “political media began to buzz over a possible Edwards endorsement.”

Though Edwards spoke kindly of both candidates, he withheld his endorsement.

Watch the video of John Edwards on The Tonight Show:

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3 Responses to Maybe Not

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  2. bjerryberg says:

    Hedge Fund manager Al Gore? Trust him if you are crazy .

    Gore is actively soliciting super-delegates– since he assumes that his financial community friends’ torpedoing of Obama with the obvious scandals, might make a lot of delegates available to his wooing.

    And, oh yeah, that global warming carbon futures market of hedge fund manger Gore’ s–looks about as good as Bear, Stearns.

    The politics of it all, all depends on the taxpayers’ BAILING OUT every dollar of worthless paper now on the books of the international bankers’ casino. Got a Quadrillion bucks to save this dead system? You did not want a pension did you?

    It is not accidental that Ken Starr, the arch-fascist, bent over backwards to make Al Gore , president–without benefit of an election–some years ago. Clinton had some independence. Gore rhymes with whore–and it is no accident.

    Most people conned by the Wall Street Bailout machine’s Obama marketing gimmick do not have any idea of what is at stake.

    There is a reason why they only fed you 3 or 4 word slogans.

  3. Janis says:

    I got that feeling, personally. His plate’s full at the moment. I hope he’s spending ALL his time doing family stuff.