This just in: John Edwards has officially endorsed Barack Obama for president. It’s a little late (since Obama has had the nomination all but wrapped up for a couple of months now), and I’m not sure what kind of an impact this will have, but I still find this exciting.
Although I’ve been an Obama supporter for a while, John Edwards was still one of the most exciting candidates in the race this year (and that’s saying a lot, considering how groundbreaking this presidential race has already become). I find him to be honest and genuine, particularly in his dedication to tackling poverty. He also embraced the netroots/blogger contingent more than any other politician in the race, and I hope that the Obama campaign will now take on some of these attributes of Edwards’.
Regardless, I think that endorsing Obama was a natural choice for Edwards. Obama represents change and a departure from the negative politics we’ve so grown accustomed to–key positions of Edwards’ as well. The only question for me, really, was when would the endorsement come? It’s disappointing that Edwards decided to play it safe for so long, but at least now he’s made the right choice.