Of the Big Three Democrats who sought their party’s 2008 nomination, there is no doubt that John Edwards was the worst. But had he won the nomination and the presidency, his hard-line socialism would have gotten virtually nowhere, and we would be none the worse for it. Still, we can thank our lucky stars that Edwards, the Great White (male) Hope, did not score an upset over Obama/Hillary, as it is clear he would not have won the presidency had he been the Democratic nominee.
This extramarital affair has been a poorly kept secret for a while now. But just think of the incomprehensible arrogance Edwards must possess in order to have done what he did. And I’m not talking about the affair — it should never be a surprise when politicians, criminals by trade, commit fraud against the spouse to whom they have contractually agreed to remain faithful — but having that affair and then continuing with his longshot bid for the presidency.
How could this have played out in Edwards’s head? Did he really think it wouldn’t get revealed? Come on! If he had scored the Dem nomination, this revelation would have helped elect McInsane. Did Edwards care?
Of course, the worst part of all this is that Edwards had an easy out. When his wife — the one he cheated on — was diagnosed with cancer, I remember listening to CNBC’s coverage. Everyone was expecting his presidential campaign to come to an end. Reporters were shocked when his statements seemed to say otherwise, and had to ask him for clarification. Yes, he was still running.
Now there can be no debate; no defense of this man. He’s beyond redemption, a slime ball. He moralized, preached the socialist Christian gospel, condemned gay marriage… I revel in his fall from grace.