The Rest of the Field Soldiers On
Posted on Jan 9, 2008
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee and John McCain have gotten plenty of ink in the last week, but the other candidates for president want you to know they’re still in it. John Edwards, who staked a lot on Iowa and placed second there, says he will campaign until his party’s convention because, “Up until now, about half of 1 percent of Americans have voted.”
Mitt Romney also has pledged to push on until the end. Rudy Giuliani, who has performed terribly so far, is hoping Florida and other big states will give his campaign the boost it sorely needs.
Edwards offered his congratulations to Clinton and Obama, but insisted that “I intend to be the nominee of my party.”
“Up until now, about half of 1 percent of Americans have voted. Ninety-nine percent plus have not voted. And those 99 percent deserve to have their voices heard, because we have had too much in America of people’s voices not being heard,” Edwards said.
His wife, Elizabeth, who spoke before Edwards, said, “This day, we have taken steps. Not as big steps as we wanted. But ones of which we’re enormously proud.”