Friday, August 8, 2008
John Edwards Admits To Having An Affair
Greta - OTR - August 8, 2008
ABC Nightline - August 8, 2008
Former presidential candidate John Edwards, who won praise and sympathy as he campaigned side-by-side with his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, admitted Friday he had had an extramarital affair with a woman who produced videos for his campaign.
Edwards said he made a serious error in judgment when he had an affair and is ashamed of his conduct.
In a statement, the former Democratic presidential candidate also said he informed his wife about his affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter in 2006 and has asked her forgiveness. Edwards said he is not the father of the woman's daughter and is willing to take a test to determine the 5-month-old baby's paternity.
He said the affair lasted for a short time in 2006.
Until Friday, Edwards had denied reports in the National Enquirer that he had an affair while his wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer. He first admitted to the affair in an interview with ABC News.
Edwards spoke about his affair with Rielle Hunter, 42, for an interview to be broadcast Friday night on the ABC News show "Nightline."
Well John, if you told your wife about the affair, then you should have come forward and admitted it to the press. All you had to do is say "yes, and this is a private matter between Elizabeth and I."
But no, you denied, denied, and denied. John YOU were running for the President of the United States as a Democrate. You were going to be "possibly" the Democratic nominee for President. I did say "possibly" even though you didn't have a chance. You stood up in front of all of us "preaching blah, blah, blah" and in your closet you had a secret.
It's one thing for a man to have an affair, not a good choice though for someone who was running for President of the United States, the worst part John, your wife has "terminal cancer", let me repeat it again, your wife has "terminal cancer" and eventually she will pass long before her time. How the hell could you do that to your wife?
Your children will read and hear what you have done and will look at you with totally different eyes and thoughts about their father.
And should this child be yours .... well, God will handle you for your infideltiy to your entore family.
Be a man, take the Paternity test, so this precious child knows who her father is. And if you are not the father, then I pray the other "suspects" also take a paternity test.
If you were man enough to jump in the sack, then be man enough and take the test.
Shame, Shame, Shame on you John Edwards.