Howard Edelson was prominently quoted throughout The Detroit News’ 10/1/15 story on a possible Joe Biden 2016 candidacy for President:
“I think there’s a lot of Clinton supporters who, if Joe got in, would switch ships,” said Democratic consultant Howard Edelson, who managed former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s 2006 re-election campaign. “I’ve heard that from a lot of political folks who are here in Michigan.”
Edelson said Biden’s debate absence gives him and voters the ability to see how well Clinton performs on stage against Sanders and the other three men actively seeking the Democratic nomination — former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb.
“He can come in afterward and try and be a mender,” Edelson said. “(But) he’s got to show some leg leading up to the debate about what he’s doing.”