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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Edwards out -- "It just became clear it wasn't going to happen"

Yes, everyone get their hankies out because our favorite metrosexual is dropping out:

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson and Ed O'Keefe Report: Former senator John Edwards, D-N.C., will drop out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday.

"It just became clear it wasn't going to happen," as senior Edwards advisor tells ABC News.

Edwards, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 2004 then joined Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., as his vice presidential candidate, had placed poorly in several early contests,lagging behind rivals Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill.

The former North Carolina senator will end his bid during a speech on poverty in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he began his White House campaign in December 2006.

His family, including wife Elizabeth, who is battling a recurrence of cancer and has been absent from the campaign trail since New Hampshire, is expected to be present.Edwards fought an uphill battle for the Democratic nomination, with a campaign focused on fighting poverty, uplifting the working middle class and guaranteeing universal healthcare for all Americans.

After being shut out of contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and his home state of South Carolina, Edwards was forced to defend continuing his campaign.

"I am in this through the convention and the White House," said Edwards in a recent interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.

Those words became a standard line of defense.

But news of a decision to drop out of the race ends speculation that Edwards was aiming to be a kingmaker at the convention by collecting a significant amount of delegates to be able to have a say in who would become his party's nominee.

I wish I could say that this is a surprise, but it's not. It was clear that on the Democrat side, it was a two person race. Obama and Hillary have been going at each other from the word go. Hillary clearly sees Obama as a threat (Lord knows why, given his relative inexperience), and has been on the attack for the past several weeks. Obama's been firing back, but like I said Edwards has never had a shot.

Hopefully he will fade from the political stage, and retire to that mansion, and live in his America. Lord knows that our America has had enough of this shyster.

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