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Obama backed by Edwards
A boost for Barack Obama after Hillary Clinton's landslide win in West Virginia
Article added on May 15 at 12:48 Belgium time
  
West Virginia was a lost cause for Barack Obama. He knew it and decided not to campaign too much in this state favorable to Hillary Clinton. Was this a good strategic move in order not to be too closely linked to the crushing defeat or an error because West Virginia may be crucial to win in November? We will get the answer after the presidential election.

After Hillary Clinton's landslide win in West Virginia with 67% and 239,062 votes against Barack Obama's meager 26% and 91,652 votes, some analysts pointed out that the African-American senator had not only lost because of Clinton's core voters, the women, the elderly, the poorer and less-educated Americans, but he had also lost support within his best supporters, the young, the well-educated and the more affluent voters.

In this crucial moment, Barack Obama finally got the long-awaited endorsement from John Edwards. The former senator from North Carolina had fought a lost battle as a populist left-winger against an African-American and a woman. He is of course the white go who “stands up” for the poor, the less-educated, the blue-collar voters and white men, exactly what Obama needs right now.

John Edwards endorsement of Barack Obama in Grand Rapids, Michigan, had the perfect timing, overshadowing Hillary's landslide win in West Virginia. Obama will not  forget this, and may well offer Edwards the hotly contested place of vice-president on his ticket.

Barack Obama pledged to join John Edwards fight against poverty. He told the crowd: “You should never be hungry, you should never be homeless, you should never face the threat of poverty, ever!” A populist message for a cheering crowd. What is his slogan again? “Change you can believe in...”



Hillary Clinton's campaign is highly indebted again. The number circulating now is $20 million. The New York senator may fight on in the remaining states and may score two more wins in the primaries, which will not effect the outcome: Barack Obama will be the Democratic presidential nominee.

As mentioned in previous articles, Clinton's only hope is that maybe a video will surface showing Obama attending for instance Jeremiah Wright's sermon accusing the United States government of having created HIV, trying to wipe out African-Americans with the help of AIDS. Obama claims never to have attended any of the outrageous sermons by Wright, and no such video has surfaced yet.

The way until August is long. Hope dies last. But Hillary's campaign may well die before, because of a lack of cash. Until that moment, she will continue to hurt the chances of the Democrats, increasing the slim chances of John McCain, the man who could really bring (some) change.

It is very likely that the Democrats will sweep both the House and the Senate in a landslide election in November, but there is a small window of opportunity for the Republican's to retain the White House, thanks to John McCain.


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