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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

John Deeth Blog: Did Edwards cost Clinton nomination? Maybe not

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

A top aide to Hillary Clinton says if revelations about John Edwards'
extramarital affair had come out before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary
Clinton would be the presumptive nominee today. That's impossible to
definitively answer, of course. But a caucus night survey indicates
that most Edwards caucus goers had a second choice other than Clinton,
and his absence would likely have meant a bigger Iowa win for Barack
Obama. "I believe we would have won Iowa, and Clinton today would
therefore have been the nominee," if Edwards had dropped out before
Iowa, former Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson told ABC
News.

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