Skip to main content

Those of us who support senator Edwards will be stil standing For him in our caucus in Idaho next tuesday.  Please join us

Even though John Edwards has officially suspended his campaign for President, Idahoans For Edwards encourages his Idaho supporters to "Cast a Vote of Respect and Appreciation for John Edwards" on the first Idaho caucus ballot on February 5.

A past Idaho Democratic Party Chair explains

"We do not presume to tell any Edwards supporters what position they should ultimately take in their caucus," said Idahoans For Edwards co-chair Bill Mauk. "John Edwards has not endorsed either of the remaining candidates. And, we trust, each of his Idaho supporters will ultimately vote their conscience when the final caucus votes are cast."

Senator Edwards choice of words (e.g. that he is "suspending" his campaign) sends a clear message that his efforts to promote the agenda for economic justice and One America have not come to an end. But, just as clearly, he will not be actively seeking delegates on Super Tuesday. Senator Edwards has been the conscience of this year’s campaign and has supported forcefully many of the ideals that we hold as Democrats. In addition to expressing gratitude to John Edwards, a first ballot vote lets other Democrats and Idahoans know that the message of the Edwards’ campaign will continue to be part of the national political dialogue.

Why would you do this?  because you can cast aballot or stand for your candidate and still vote for one of the remaining candidates

The Idaho Democratic Delegate Plan requires a re-caucus after the first ballot and an opportunity for any participant to change to another candidate (or to uncommitted) before the final tally is taken. If Senator Edwards remains viable even with a suspended campaign his supporters can get elected as delegates should they choose to stay with their initial vote. However, Idahoans For Edwards believes all Edwards supporters should choose their own path for their final vote in light of the suspended campaign.

Im proud to be a John Edwards Democrat and stand for the values of economic justice and human compassion he stands for.

If you have the opportunity to join this effort in your state--JOIN US

Originally posted to Redstateresident on Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 08:52 PM PST.


Im a

6%4 votes
76%49 votes
1%1 votes
10%7 votes
0%0 votes
4%3 votes

| 64 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site