If there was any shred of doubt that Barack Obama would be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, that doubt was eliminated tonight, as former senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards got off the fence and endorsed Barack Obama!
It was a surprise move, but it makes a lot of sense. Think about it, and you’ll see that John Edwards and Barack Obama have campaigned with essentially the same message and the same style of campaigning. They both stand for a unifying message – the project of bringing people together regardless of their apparent differences. Obama and Edwards have also both used a dignified campaigning style in which they take the high road, refusing to stoop to the level of those who attack them, and rely upon grassroots support, not money from lobbyist insiders (as John McCain does).
John Edwards and Barack Obama are such a good match that it now seems obvious sense that they run together for the White House, as an Obama-Edwards 2008 ticket. For that reason, we’ve gathered some campaign materials together – bumper stickers, buttons, and t-shirts, into an Obama-Edwards collection of campaign gear.
Here’s a sample: