I should have told him emphatically that he should stay in. My regret that I did
not do so-that I let John Edwards down-grows with every day that the fight
between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continues.
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"I had this feeling that if he stayed in the race he would win 300 or so
delegates by Super Tuesday and have maybe a one-in-five chance of forcing a
brokered convention. That there was a path ahead that would be extremely
painful, but could very well put him and his causes at the top of the Democratic
Trippi describes the "pain" in the campaign. A Pain of not winning a pain felt up and down the campaign staff and volunteers. He goes on
it's easier to see today that what seemed like a wistful hunch back in
January would actually be the right course. In the midst of a hectic and
draining campaign, it's tough to decide that question that most campaigns
eventually face: Do we fight on or drop out?
My mistake was not seeing more clearly then what is so obvious to me now:
He could have kept his agenda in the forefront by staying in the race and
forcing Obama and Clinton to focus on those issues because he, John Edwards,
would hold the key to the convention deadlock.
Hat tip to redstateresident at DailyKos.