This news is still developing, but apparently John Edwards will announce this afternoon at 1 P.M. EST that he will be dropping out of the race. An “aide” inside his campaign claims that Edwards will not immediately back either Obama or Hillary. Another says that whatever he does he will not be supporting Hillary. Those aides. Notoriously cagey bunch, ain’t they?
I’d always thought that Edwards was simply biding his time to drop out, and would then add his delegates in with Obama’s for an Obama/Edwards tag-team (I hear Obama has a killer suplex). I just thought he’d do it after the amazing, astonishing, incredible, sooper-dooper Tuesday. But if there will be an Obama/Edwards ticket, this makes total sense. What better way to kill any coverage of Hillary’s imaginary win in the imaginary Florida primary than Edwards dropping out?
I’m embarrassed to say that I did not think of that intelligent proposition. I cribbed it from a poster in a Fark forum. I can haz plagurizm? Kthxbi!