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Thursday, April 3, 2008


posted by on April 3 at 12:03 PM

John Edwards will not accept the VP spot, no matter who wins the Democratic nomination.

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Obama/elenchos '08

Ready Freddie!

Posted by elenchos | April 3, 2008 12:07 PM

Why would the Secretary of Education want to accept the VP spot that Dodd or Richardson will be filling?

I mean, it's like expecting US Supreme Court Justice Hillary Clinton to be Governor of NY ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 12:09 PM

God, shut up Will. At least I'm qualified to be VP. Hillary would be a crappy justice.

Posted by elenchos | April 3, 2008 12:12 PM

What would you keep in that human-sized safe Cheney put in the VP's office, elenchos?

Posted by tsm | April 3, 2008 12:13 PM

Then why is he holding out on his endorsement?

Posted by Henrietta | April 3, 2008 12:31 PM

I'm surprised John Edwards doesn't want a second chance to carry his home state of North Carolina in a presidential election.

Posted by Bub | April 3, 2008 12:43 PM

That's too bad; I really would've dug Obama/Edwards.

Posted by Levislade | April 3, 2008 12:49 PM

Dear John,

No one wants you to be V.P.

You need to be quiet now, and stay home and take care of your sick wife and run for governor or something. Continue being the fine JC Penney mannequin that you are.

Nationally, you're done.


The Unwashed Masses

Posted by michael strangeways | April 3, 2008 1:19 PM

Well of course he doesn't want to be VP. He's making gajillions of dollars as a big-time ambulance-chaser. No surprise there.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 3, 2008 1:26 PM

Quitter -- guess his vision and policies aren't that crucial for America, after all.
Notice how Republicans run over and over and if they lose, GOPsters respect them anyway instead of viciously attacking them? Whereas Democrats run once it seems, then quit, and we viciously attack them for losing, even if just barely as with Gore and Kerry?

Yup, no gumption, that's our problem.
A/k/a being a quitter.

Posted by unPC | April 3, 2008 1:31 PM

@3 - so, you're 35, born in the US (or a military base overseas), and breathing?

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 1:58 PM

Big whoop. After the abortion that was the Cheney vice presidency, we're going to demand that the office's power be castrated, emasculated, demeaned, and humiliated. That leaves being VP as only good for a stepping stone to the presidency, and well, Edwards has shown America that he just can't be president ever. So turning this down is no big loss for him.

If he spurns any possible appointee position, I'll take him a bit more seriously.

Posted by Gitai | April 3, 2008 3:08 PM

Too bad. I think Edwards would have been a good choice as VP for either Obama or Clinton. Since we will soon have either the first Black presidential candidate or the first Woman presidential candidate, having a typical old white guy as the VP would help shore up the nervous white guy vote. If you paired Obama/Hillary or Hillary/Obama, a lot of the nervous white guys would bail and vote for McCain.

UnPC @10, Democrats run over and over again too. Gephardt, Biden, Kusinich...

Posted by Reverse Polarity | April 3, 2008 3:20 PM

I seem to remember another democratic presidential election with a man named Kerry. In this midst of this election, Edwards anounced that he would never settle for the VP spot. Nope, he was running for the President of the United States. And what did he do when Kerry secured the nomination? Why, he accepted the VP spot!

So don't worry, he just likes to say no for the camera.

Posted by Sarah | April 3, 2008 9:00 PM

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