John Edwards Boosts Obama

Former Senator John Edwards who ended his own presidential hopes a few months ago, gave a strong endorsement to the Barack Obama campaign by telling a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan: “There is one man who knows in his heart that it is time to create one America, not two, and that man is Barack Obama.” He told the audience: “The reason I am here tonight is the Democratic voters in America have made their choice and so have I.” John Edwards already has garnered the support of several dozen delegates to the convention and Obama hopes those individuals will follow the lead of Edwards and back his candidacy.

The Edwards endorsement together with four more super delegates coming over to the Obama camp is welcome news after his crushing defeat in West Virginia. Edwards is popular among white working groups and he undoubtedly will be campaigning this fall for Obama in working class areas.

Hillary Clinton shrugged off the Edwards endorsement and insisted: “We don’t have a nominee yet and until we do, I’m going to be making my case.”