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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

Why is John Kerry endorsing Obama instead of Edwards?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    John Kerry's endorsement is an obvious attempt to sway the Election away from Hillary. If John Kerry endorsed Edwards there would be little fan fare about it, besides the fact that Edwards does not have much of a shot in winning a single primary.

    Furthermore take into account that Edwards and Kerry were not that close in the Senate. Karry selected Edwards as his nominee in an attempt to pull in southern support for his campiagn and to establish Edwards as the future of the party. It was a business propsal as many VP choices are (Bush/Cheney, Clinton/Gore, Reagan/Bush). It's not like Kerry chose his best friend to be his running mate and has now stabbed him in the back.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kerry and Edwards didn't get along, even during their campaign. Kerry sent Edwards to small towns and marginalized him in other ways. Kerry has worked with Obama on the Foreign Relations Committee and thinks he is the best candidate for the job.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Obviously..because Obama has an infinitely better chance of winning. Why didnt Kerry endorse Hillary? Same reason.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because Kerry thinks Obama must have a better chance of winning. Would you want to back a loser. Why do you think he waited until after NH before he endorsed anyone.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    John Kerry and edwards were not on good terms following their campaign...Edwards criticized Kerry for not being tough enough

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  • 1 decade ago

    He wants to let the country know that the man he picked to run the country had somthing happened to him he now says is not fit to run the country....

    "I was actualy for John Edwards before I was against him"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because Edwards can't win.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because he wants a winner

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