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Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 9:31PM
From: Barack Obama
Subject: John Edwards
I have some very exciting news.
My good friend John Edwards is endorsing our campaign and joining our movement for change.
We're here in Grand Rapids, Michigan — and if you receive this message in time, you can probably turn on your TV and be part of the moment.
I'm deeply honored by John's support. He is a true leader. . .
This is of little interest today unless you relate it to the dark backstory. At that precise time, Edwards had just lost Iowa and was finished as a candidate. He was desperately trying to conceal an extra-marital affair, having huge public fights with his wife and campaign staff, and in return for his endorsement, was hoping to extort from Obama a promise of the vice presidency—and later attorney general. With this announcement, Obama stuck a knife into this little weasel and gleefully twisted it. (Read the gripping story: “Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster” in New York magazine, hyperlink below.
During the campaign—along with news, viral marketing and fundraising efforts—I received more than 40 personal e-mails from Barack Obama himself, 11 from his wife Michelle, 12 from Joe Biden and one from Al Gore. Included were invitations to various rallies, speeches, a chance to win an all-expenses trip to Chicago for the election night festivities, and an opportunity to receive a first-edition Obama-Biden car magnet for a donation of $15 or more.