Well, maybe not “all.” But they did tell People (to the great annoyance of the rest of the MSM) that:
they will not endorse either remaining candidate, saving their political capital for their own causes – his, fighting poverty; hers, fighting for universal health care.
They also went into some detail about what they liked and didn’t like about each candidate:
Mrs. Edwards didn’t hesitate: “I like Hillary’s health care plan.”
What doesn’t she like about the senator from New York and former first lady? “The lobbyist money,” she adds.
On Obama, she says: “The fact that he has motivated so many young people to be involved, I think is fantastic.”
But, she adds: “I don’t like his health care plan or his advertising on health care, which I think is misleading.” …
[John said] “I like something different about Hillary. I think her tenacity shows a real strength that’s inside her.”
What doesn’t he like about Clinton? “Um, still a lot of the old politics,” John Edwards said.
As for Obama, he says: “Sometimes I want to see more substance under the rhetoric.”
But he cited two things he likes about the charismatic young senator from Illinois: “One is, I think he really does want to bring about serious change and a different way of doing things. And secondly, I think it’s a great symbolic thing to have an African-American who could be president.”
And here’s the best line, immediately following John’s “symbolic thing” comment:
At that, Mrs. Edwards rolled her eyes and, gripping the arms of her kitchen chair with some exaggeration, seemed about to lunge from her seat. “What about the great symbolic thing about a woman …”
“It’s important. It’s important,” her husband said. “I know it.”
Insert your own punch line here.