While I understand the reasons why John Edwards is suspending his campaign, I am disappointed to know that he will not be participating in the California debate. His voice during the debates was an important one for me. In a race that is beginning to have much too much emphasis on being FOR Barack and AGAINST Hillary or FOR Hillary and AGAINST Barack, I found John Edwards to be THE voice for many, many Americans desiring this race to be about the issues and not the next political superstar. My hope is that John Edwards will continue to receive media attention, but knowing how the media thrives on creating controversy rather than being an impetus for positive progress, I have only hope.
To read John Edwards speech delivered in New Orleans just a short time ago: