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    Wolfson: Edwards' Cover-up Cost Clinton the Nomination
    Sen. Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic presidential nominee if John Edwards had been caught in his lie about an extramarital affair and forced out of the race last year, insists a top Clinton campaign aide, making a charge that could exacerbate previously existing tensions between the camps of Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.

    "I believe we would have won Iowa, and Clinton today would therefore have been the nominee," former Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson told ABCNews.com.

    Clinton finished third in the Iowa caucuses barely behind Edwards in second place and Obama in first. The momentum of the insurgent Obama campaign beating two better-known candidates -- not to mention an African-American winning in such an overwhelmingly white state -- changed the dynamics of the race forever.

    Obama won 37.6 per cent of the vote. Edwards won 29.7 per cent and Clinton won 29.5 per cent, according to results posted by the Iowa Democratic Party.

    "Our voters and Edwards' voters were the same people," Wolfson said the Clinton polls showed. "They were older, pro-union. Not all, but maybe two-thirds of them would have been for us and we would have barely beaten Obama."

    Two months earlier, Edwards had vociferously, but falsely, denied a story in the National Enquirer about the alleged affair last October, and few in the mainstream media even reported the denial.
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    Interesting analysis. He's probably right.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    Wolfson: Edwards' Cover-up Cost Clinton the Nomination

    if John Edwards had been caught in his lie about an extramarital affair and forced out of the race last year
    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5553013&page=1
    Hey guess what ABC "News," John Edwards was caught having an affair, in October 2007. If the left-wing media hadn't ignored the story and actually pursued it, then Hillary would have the nomination, instead of the empty suit Obama.

    I'm pretty sure that the Iowa caucuses were after October 2007.
     

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    Who is to say Edwards support wasn't hurting Obama?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    Hey guess what ABC "News," John Edwards was caught having an affair, in October 2007. If the left-wing media hadn't ignored the story and actually pursued it, then Hillary would have the nomination, instead of the empty suit Obama.

    I'm pretty sure that the Iowa caucuses were after October 2007.
    It seems that Edwards and Hunter were knocking boots back in 2006.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    Who is to say Edwards support wasn't hurting Obama?
    I'm of the same mind. Given Edwards socialistic leanings I suspect a large chunk of his support would otherwise went with the Obama.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
     

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    Looks like the Clinton machine might be preparing for a fight at the convention. They are certainly going to pull out all the stops. That would be so much fun to watch.

    Who cares what would have happened if Edwards had been outed in 2006. Looks like Obama has got it in the bag.
     

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    The same people who supported Edwards were the same ones who supported Obama, so Wolfson is dead wrong. If Edwards hadn't been a factor in Iowa, Obama would have won by a larger margin.

    No wonder Wolfson is out of a job.
     

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