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Hi, What is "Hedging" here? Maybe another word for it, will help me to understand ...
"So you will not run for president or vice president in 2008?” Russert pressed. “I will not,” Obama said. Axelrod was pleased with Obama’s answer- any hedging would have unleashed a tsunami of distracting
When you hedge your bets, you do not bet everything on one outcome. Instead, you spread your bets around so that you have better odds of not being a total loser. (Of course, you are never a total winner either.)
Politicians often try to hedge in their answers, to avoid making decisions so that they do not disappoint anybody and can not be accused of "flip flopping" on an issue.