Edwards and Giuliani drop out of
White House race
Article added on January 31, 2008 at 08:40 Berlin time
After their disappointing results in the presidential
caucuses and primaries so far, both John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani decided
to drop out of the White House race after the Florida primary, but before
the probably crucial Super Tuesday on February 5.
Rudy Giuliani immediately endorsed John McCain as the Republican candidate
for president. This endorsement could give additional momentum to the
Republican frontrunner to force a decision on Super Tuesday. Mitt Romney is
not beaten yet and has enough campaign money and personal wealth to continue
the race all the way to the Republican presidential convention.
The left-wing populist John Edwards has dropped out of the presidential race
without endorsing another Democratic candidate yet. Anything but an
endorsement of Barack Obama would not make sense after his repeated attacks
on Hillary Clinton as the candidate of the Washington establishment.
John Edwards called Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
“They have both pledged to me - and more importantly through me to America -
that they will make ending poverty to their campaign for the presidency”,
Voter turnout in South Carolina was almost twice the previous record for a
Democratic primary, and this in a traditionally Republican stronghold.
Currently, the Democratic party and its candidates are able to mobilize
their voters stronger than the Republican side, which is a warning sign for
If John McCain will face Barack Obama, the disenchantment of the Christian
right with the Republican candidate could seal the deal for Obama. If
Hillary Clinton should run against John McCain, the anti-Hillary sentiments
could mobilize Republicans and create enough disenchantment on the left for
another Republican president to be elected.
The field is narrowing, but nothing is decided yet.
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