Since he finally cofessed to having a love child, has your opinion changed about him? Personally, I don't have any respect for someone that lies like that. Admittedly, I didn't have respect for him before this though, so my opinion hasn't really changed. It just makes me angry thinking about the humiliation it causes his wife. As if it wasn't bad enough to be scrutinized once, but now twice in the public eye. Even if they had an open marriage, he should do what he has to in order to protect his family from this humiliation.
Answer by akinbottom2 at 10:05 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Anon, the media brings it up. I think it does matter. It speaks of the character of the person. Plus the fact, he has now put his family through this humiliation TWICE. He could have just admitted this issue when he was caught with his pants down (figuratively). But no, apparently that wasn't enough humiliation to put his wife and kids through, so lets wait a few months and do this whole thing over again. I would have an inkling of respect for him had he admitted this when he was exposed by the National Inquirer, but if he can't even grant his family some privacy from this debacle, how exactly will he serve the people? Doesn't give me a lot of confidence that he cares about anyone but himself.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:20 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
He is vile. His wife has terminal cancer and he cheats with some skanky whore and has a child with her. He can lie and say it isn't his but he was seen sneaking to see her after he was busted. His political career is over. Having an affair in Washington is not considered a big deal. Cheating on a very sick terminally ill wife is unforgivable. When his wife dies I would not be shocked if he married the skank and finally fessed up. Oh I think he is a skank too.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
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Answer by tnmomofive at 10:30 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
I am even open enough to allow that they may have an open marriage. It's the fact that he has now humiliated his family twicethat makes me think of him as less than the dirt under my feet. What an assclown.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:31 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 11:23 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
Edwards was my first choice in the primaries but by the time I got to vote he was out of the race. I was disappointed when I heard about his affair but I don't believe a politicians personal life has any bearing on their ability to govern or serve the country.
I can only name one president who I am sure never had an affair while in office and that's Carter, even he "lusted in his heart". Everyone else is suspect and I honestly don't care. Their sex life is none of my concern.
Answer by Friday at 11:30 AM on Mar. 5, 2009
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