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I concur with everything Ruth Marcus said about the unbelievably self-absorbed John Edwards. Just let me add to her list of things Quinn Hunter might understand when she's older. Such as how her father's narcissism led him not only to seek the presidency while having an affair with her mother. Such as how after her father's "Two Americas" campaign mantra fell flat (perhaps because while the message was right, the messenger was a phony) he tried to push then-Sen. Barack Obama into making him his vice presidential running mate. Such as how her father then lobbied the nascent Obama administration hard to become the attorney general of the United States. Such as how her father's carefully crafted Potemkin Village of a squeaky clean image could have brought down the ticket or severely hobbled the new administration if Edwards had succeeded in either quest. That Obama dodged potential calamity shows he's a good judge of character. That Edwards had the nerve to put his family, his party and his country at risk shows that Edwards lacks any.

By Jonathan Capehart  | January 21, 2010; 12:43 PM ET
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Well said. Character and integrity count -especially in public officials. Kudos to the National Enquirer for breaking this story and sticking with it, to expose what a fraud John Edwards really is. And thumbs down to the main stream media who ignored it.

Posted by: pjsilva | January 21, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

I knew that he would "spin" this comment about Edwards into a complement for Obama. Obama has the same personality and ego if not more than Edwards. He is just younger and I think his wife probably keeps a closer watch on him. But do not kid yourself they all, politicians, are sure they are the center of the universe.

Posted by: staterighter | January 21, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

What about the NY Times and WaPo burying the story and protecting the bum for as long as they could? Edwards was a phony before he was outed by the Natl Enquirer--where was the WaPo?

Posted by: jockp | January 21, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

John Edwards fooled a lot of good-hearted, hard-working, honest Americans. He stole campaign contributions from those people because he was running a campaign based on lies. It was fraud, pure and simple. He needs to repay those people, especially given the current economy.

Damn you, John Edwards! Damn you!

Posted by: MamaBama | January 21, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Why the outrage?...he is 1) a politician, 2) a Democrat. At least he didn't "do it" in the Oval Office (JFK, WJC, FDR, etc.)

Posted by: wjc1va | January 21, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Edwards was a hero to the liberal media and his downfall did not fit their agenda. So, that's why it took the National Enquirer to report it. Hopefully, the gullible people who voted for Edwards learned something. From the ignoring of the Acorn scandal, it is clear the biased media has not.

Posted by: greendayer | January 22, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

John Edwards was an ambulance chasing charlatan long before this turn of events. That you needed the National Enquirer to tell "expose" Edwards' as a fraud shows that you will blindly believe anyone on the left.

And why is every issue about Obama? Obama cannot solve all of our countries problems, nor does he have all the answers. Yet liberals keep propping him up as our savior from EVERYTHING. What fools.

Posted by: jboogie1 | January 22, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

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