UPDATE: Dick Codey announces he’s staying with John Edwards because he’s the right candidate for our time. This had to be written and planned before Nevada since it was in this morning’s paper, meaning he agrees Edwards should go on regardless of last night’s outcome.
I back John Edwards, and want him to become President. However, after he lost both NH and IA then polled four percent in Nevada yesterday the odds are incredibly long. Anyone who is looking at this race pretty much has to admit that.
But neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton is running away with this one. It looks like the delegate race is really close, Hillary is leading national polls and Obama has some leads in important upcoming states. There is a great possibility that this will result in a brokered convention with no nominee until then.
And that’s why, despite all the urging by Obama supporters, I still support John Edwards in the Democratic Primary and suggest that anyone who wants to see this party and its platform move to the left do the same. Don’t abandon him on February 5 so you can be with the eventual winner.
If you believed in his positions, in his fight, in his temperament, in his history, in his mission before he started falling behind then you have a chance to continue the fight for all these things by staying the course. Even if you think Edwards can’t win, the things he and we stand for can if we don’t back down and do some bandwagon jumping on Feb. 5.