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Yesterday former Democratic Presidential nominee John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama for President. This recent development is particularly meaningful in sending the message to Hillary Clinton that it is time to throw in the towel. The continuing Primary race is bad for everyone in very real ways. First off, Democratic polticians cannot publically berate each other and expect the public to believe later that they will function smoothly when this is all over. The nature of debates thus far has made it impossible for an Obama-Clinton ticket to seem at all good for the country. On the same note, I would entertain the idea of an Obama-Edwards ticket which I've been calling for since the start of the race in 2007.
Furthermore, extending the party nomination race only gives other parties a chance to note key arguements against either Democratic nominee, mainly from the Clinton campaign against Obama's. Some argue that throwing everything against Obama now will only strengthen him as a Candidate for the general election but I do not agree. That analogy focuses too much on Obama and not the image being created of Clinton, which turns many voters off. In addition, the McCain campaign is resting, refreshing its finances, and regrouping before Party conventions.
In all, I would want the Clinton campaign to take the Edwards endorsement to heart. Obama is the best candidate to create change in America and more of the same kind of politics is not what will benefit Americans at this time. It is my hope to see superdelegates continue to allign with voters and affirm the strength of Obama's successes thus far. The argument that swing state victories for the Clinton campaign would spill over to the general election is simply untrue since Obama and McCain are such different candidates. Honestly, it is impossible tell if Clinton can match the experience argument over McCain, which has been the main point gaining her victories over Obama in swing states.