Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Edwards Drops Out of Presidential Race

CNN.com reports:

Former Sen. John Edwards dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday.

"It is time for me to step aside so that history can blaze its path," Edwards said in New Orleans, Louisiana

With his wife, Elizabeth, and children at his side, Edwards said he couldn't predict "who will take the final steps to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.," but he said it would be a Democrat.

"We must do better if we want to live up to the promise of this country we love so much," he said.

Earlier, an Edwards aide said the candidate was not getting the media attention he needed to get his message out and win delegates, especially with races coming up in 22 states next Tuesday...

Edwards has trailed Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois in the early contests, including a third-place finish in Tuesday's Florida primary with 14 percent of the votes. He also came in third in key races in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
He has not yet provided an endorsement for either Barack Obama or Hilary Clinton.

- Annie Noa Kenet, Toronto

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