It is strange that his wife can forgive him for his affair but the American public can’t?
It really is rather odd. When did he have the affair, when was it made common knowledge to his wife – and, more importantly, why bring it up now?
You just have to look at what Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, said about it:
Elizabeth Edwards, in a posting on the Daily Kos Web site, said, “The fact that it is a mistake that many others have made before him did not make it any easier for me to hear when he told me what he had done.
“But he did tell me. And we began a long and painful process in 2006, a process oddly made somewhat easier with my [cancer] diagnosis in March of 2007. This was our private matter, and I frankly wanted it to be private, because as painful as it was, I did not want to have to play it out on a public stage as well.”
2006 is, by my maths, two years ago.
David Gergen says:”He put the Democratic Party in real jeopardy,” he said. “If he had been the nominee of the party now, and this thing had blown up … it would have — it would have ruined the Democrats’ chances of taking back the White House.”
OK – the whole world knows that the Conservative-right rule the airwaves and media in the US – about time that stopped, but that’s another blog post, yet we have to ask how can this, an affair some years ago disable a political party? It is real madness!
Isn’t there something in the granite-written constitution that can keep these people out of the political mire? The government should be run for the benefit of the people not a few bible thumper’s.
I never have, nor ever will, understand why religion can be kept out of schools yet it can sway any vote.