David Kirkpatrick

January 30, 2008

And then there were two

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 8:33 am

In something of a surprise John Edwards is dropping out of the Democratic presidential nomination race.

He pulled only 14% of the vote in the meaningless Florida primary yesterday (meaningless because the state was stripped of its delegates for holding the primary too early) and hasn’t really threatened Obama or Clinton.  Even though he failed to win any primaries, he has garnered delegates — 26 compared to Clinton’s 48 and Obama’s 63 (according to CNN.com).

It will be interesting to see what his next move will be and who, if anyone, he throws his support behind. It’s been widely speculated which of the two front-running candidates would most benefit if Edwards left the race. Looks like we’ll all find out on Tsunami Tuesday next week.

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