Thursday, January 31, 2008

Edwards' Endorsement

Another prediction, since I'm on such a roll: Hillary will get Edwards' endorsement. She has more to offer him in terms of perks--including, obviously, running mate. I don't know that he'd go for it, but Obama can't make that offer (he doesn't need another young, largely inexperienced guy on the ticket). Maybe I'm just paranoid.


Chuck Butcher said...

What do you seem to think Hillary can offer Edwards that Obama can't? The VP? Do you honestly believe JE wants to be VP?

Let's stop for a minute and think about whose campaign benefits from his withdrawal. Now I do not know what Edwards will do, but there is an edge in one campaign going into 2/5 and withdrawing isn't so important to that campaign as it is to one that is lagging.

Jeff Alworth said...

Yeah, veep. I have no idea whether he'd want it, but it doesn't seem like a preposterous idea.

The polling I'm seeing says Edwards benefits Obama on the coasts and upper midwest, but helps Clinton in the South and Montain west.

Chuck Butcher said...

He has indicated he has no desire for VP. I don't think he's a good match for Hillary, better for her would be Richardson, wonkishness w/o Bill, though SoS might be a better fit.

JE's stances just distance him from HRC & she doesn't need him in the fall. Obama could benefit vastly from a high profile JE position going into fall, something to think about re: what he' offer. Either would benfit some in Primary, but looking ahead? This has to do with offers, HRC's obstacle in fall isn't something JE helps with, look for Bayh or such with her. Defusing the R's nonsense about liberal nazi.