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John Edwards' New Orleans Withdrawal Speech

"I began my presidential campaign here to remind the country that we, as citizens and as a government, have a moral responsibility to each other, and what we do together matters. We must do better, if we want to live up to the great promise of this country that we all love so much.

It is appropriate that I come here today. It's time for me to step aside so that history can blaze its path. We do not know who will take the final steps to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but what we do know is that our Democratic Party will make history. We will be strong, we will be unified, and with our convictions and a little backbone we will take back the White House in November and we'll create hope and opportunity for this country."

Following his speech, Edwards rolled up his sleeves and went to work on a Habitat for Humanity project in New Orleans, the same city in which he first announced that he was seeking the Democratic nomination for 2008.


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Comments (1)

doctorj:

Thank you Mr. Edwards for giving a dam about the forgotten people of America. I am sorry I never had a chance to vote for you. Who to vote for now? I look at the candidates left in the race and all I can think is "Is this the best group of candidates the country can come up with?"


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