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John Edwards firing at Clinton and Obama

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards goes on the offensive before his national bus tour.

John Edwards firing at Clinton and Obama Former 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

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