John Edwards withdraws, too

This just in from CNN:

edwards.jpgFormer Sen. John Edwards is dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN has learned.

Edwards has told top advisers about his decision. It is expected he will announce it at a speech in New Orleans, Louisiana, at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Edwards had amassed 26 delegates in the race for the Democratic nomination.

New Orleans is the same city in which Edwards declared his run to be the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee.

Edwards’ campaign Web site said he was to deliver an address on poverty and work on a Habitat for Humanity project in New Orleans on Wednesday.

Edwards has trailed former first lady Hillary Clinton and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the early primaries, including a third-place finish in Tuesday’s Florida primary, with 14 percent of the votes. He also came in third in key races in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

An Edwards aide said that he does not plan to endorse either Clinton or Obama, at this time, but he may do so in the future.

And then there were two. Well, three if you count Mike Gravel.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Backlash

    Do you want to believe in this ill dressed charlatan politician.

    I want you to ponder this for a few days…

    1)She didn’t cry at the first ceremony for the World Trade Center. when everyone else did, she looked down at the ground.

    2)She didn’t cry when she went past the dead Marines caskets from Iraq when the families did. She shook hands and showed no empathy at all.

    3)She didn’t even show ANY emotion publicly when her husband was caught in his Presidential adultery life style. Not even toward the black dress.

    And now you want me to believe she was asked a question when she was the president of her college debate team, and now she crying.

    Am sorry either you are not a woman or you still asleep at the wheel. She has fooled millions so far including you.

  • Backlash

    WOW!! I have just finished reading an article about Bill Clinton’s sexcapade’s and how Bill and Hillary lie to cover it up. This story is beyond belief dates times women it’s disgustingly accurate.

    Hillary’s humiliation: How she swept Bill Clinton’s affairs under the carpet

    One thing is to lie but to lie to your chld in such a manner… NO WAY SHE SHOULD BE PRESIDENT THIS WOMAN IS HORRIBLE