According to CNN, Senator John Edwards is dropping out of the presidential race. It was an uphill struggle from the beginning, and he fought hard just to stay in the race this long. As he was just in Missouri campaigning hard, and field staff just arrived to help get out the vote, this is a total surprise to me. I hope and pray that everything is well with Elizabeth, and that this decision to end the campaign had nothing to do with a change in her health.
Consider this an open thread.
John Edwards has spent a lifetime fighting to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the struggling, even when it wasn’t popular to do or covered in the news. At a time when our politics is too focused on who’s up and who’s down, he made a nation focus again on who matters – the New Orleans child without a home, the West Virginia miner without a job, the families who live in that other America that is not seen or heard or talked about by our leaders in Washington. John and Elizabeth Edwards have always believed deeply that we can change this – that two Americas can become one, and that our country can rally around this common purpose. So while his campaign may end today, the cause of their lives endures for all of us who still believe that we can achieve that dream of one America.