In a move that surely sent John Edwards for a loop, John Kerry showed up in Charleston South Carolina with his Obama bandwagon ticket clenched tightly in his fist. The '04 bridesmaid said: "I believe more than anyone else, Barack Obama can help our country turn the page and get America moving by uniting and ending the division we have faced...you guys know I was in Vietnam, right?” He then went on to say that Obama's perceived lack of experience is irrelevant due to the fact that he hasn't picked a running mate and "for the next couple of months this man will not be able to break wind without having to ask me to move my face...anybody remember Vietnam? This guy...I was all up in there!"
A somber Edwards when asked about Kerry's seeming betrayal shrugged and said: "Ah you know, you do things sometimes for people. And they take it from you anyway they can. Savagely and unmercifully they take, take, take! Then when they're finished with you, they toss you aside and never call you. And you're hurt and you don't exactly know why. Your manhood has been taken and you shake and cry alot. Then they tell all their friends what they did to you and those guys call you because they want to do the same to you." When reminded that the question was about Kerry supporting Obama instead of him, Edwards questioned: "John Kerry did what now?"