Friday, August 01, 2008

john edwards

Lots of rumors about John Edwards and whether he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. I have to say, being spotted coming out of her hotel room at 2:45 AM and hiding in the bathroom does not look good. This may well be true.

So I'm glad Edwards didn't do better in the primaries. Look, getting nookie on the side and fathering children by women other than your wife does not necessarily impede your ability to govern well. But it ain't a good look in a candidate, to say the least.

Should this hurt Barack Obama? Well, Republicans will try to make some sort of case. To which the Democrats should quietly make sure that the story about how John McCain, Married Man chased (literally) the young rich hottie Cindy Lou Henson and dumped his first wife for her.

Again, that does not disqualify McCain for the Presidency. But if you want to try to hurt the Democrats by spreading salacious stories (which are likely true) about a Democrat who isn't even running for President any more, then salacious stories about the Republican who IS running for President are fair.

Heck, McCain isn't even the first Republican candidate to meet somebody and then dump his first wife. See the family history of Bob Dole and Ronald Reagan for further proof of the Republican Way. Not to mention Newt Gingrich's sordid marital history.

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