firing at Clinton and Obama
candidate John Edwards goes on the offensive before his national
North Carolina Senator John Edwards has been shown to trail
behind his fellow Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama by
almost every poll in every state. According to a new poll by
NewsMax/Zogby, Edwards is even losing Iowa to Hillary Clinton by
7%. And with so many states moving their primaries further up
the calendar, Edwards was forced to react.
Hanover, N.H. was the place where John
Edwards kicked off his national bus tour campaign with a speech
aimed at painting him as the real change to Washington. "We
cannot replace a group of corporate Republicans with a group of
corporate Democrats, just swapping the Washington insiders of
one party for the Washington insiders of the other," John
Edwards cast the first stone, clearly targeting fellow Democrat
and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Edwards has been
making similar arguments for a while now, seizing every
opportunity to attack Hillary Clinton on her unwillingness to
stop accepting campaign contributions from lobbyists.
"The American people deserve to know
that their presidency is not for sale, the Lincoln Bedroom is
not for rent and lobbyist money can no longer influence policy
in the House or the Senate. It’s time to end the game. It’s time
to tell the big corporations and the lobbyists who have been
running things for too long that their time is over," John
Edwards told supporters in New Hampshire yesterday.
John Edwards also took a shot at Barack
Obama, commenting on the Illinois Senator: "I don't think just
the word 'change' means much to people. I mean, what is the
policy of the word?"
All top three Democratic presidential
hopefuls have promoted themselves as agents of change, but John
Edwards have trailed so far in every poll behind Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama. It is likely that Edwards will continue to
distance himself from both Clinton and Obama during his
campaigning, but how successful the former Senator will be -
only time will tell. Although Edwards found place on the 2004
ticket as the Vice President candidate, one thing is certain -
if John Edwards alienates himself from the other front runners,
the 2008 ticket "Clinton-Obama" will be a reality.
The oddsmakers have little love for
Edwards, as well. He is currently listed with odds on being
chosen as the Democratic candidate for the 2008 US Presidential
Election at 8/1, behind Barack Obama with odds 12/5 and the
favorite Hillary Clinton at 4/11, as posted by
Bodog Sports. Odds on John
Edwards on becoming the next President are long 14/1.
Published on 08/24/2007