Edwards to Endorse Obama Tonight

That's what Chris Matthews is reporting on Hardballz as we speak, according to Petulant.

Well, quite honestly, I'm disappointed. Not that he endorsed Obama, but that he endorsed at all. I know there will be people who don't believe I'd say the same thing if he'd endorsed Clinton, but the truth is, I would.

I was actually hoping he would withhold an endorsement altogether, and then vociferously support the eventual nominee, which is a position, in my opinion, better suited to a party's elder statesman.

Then again, maybe he doesn't want to be an elder statesman.

More coverage here, including this interesting spin on the timing of his endorsement: "Officials announced the news shortly after Mr. Obama landed here late this afternoon. The campaign has timed the announcement to coincide with the start of the major evening newscasts, which would have otherwise focused on Senator Hillary Clinton's landslide victory in West Virginia, which raised new questions about Mr. Obama's strength with white working class voters."


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