Edwards' Withdrawal Ignites Online Activists
MoveOn.org is polling members for a possible Clinton or Obama endorsement.Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards' Jan. 30 withdrawal from the 2008 Democratic presidential race has prompted the liberal online grassroots organization MoveOn.org to consider endorsing either Hillary Clinton or Barrack Obama before the Feb. 5 primaries. MoveOn.org over the last year has been randomly polling year its 3.2 million members about which candidate they support. No candidate has been able to hit the two-thirds majority threshold to trigger a MoveOn.org endorsement.
"For months, MoveOn.org members were divided among many candidates-and many of us were waiting to see who would take bold progressive positions on the issues," MoveOn.org said in a Jan. 31 newsletter to members. "But with Edwards dropping out, it's down to just two major candidates."