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28. He would have survived his sex scandal if he had been a republican
and nothing pisses me off more than our side not going after their indiscretions like they go after ours.
We want to act all grown up--when we aren't the ones that preach family values.
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  -Say what you will about John Edwards WyLoochka  Jun-19-09 02:16 PM   #0 
  - I agree and that is why I wish he had stayed in the race longer. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-19-09 02:17 PM   #1 
  - I also wish he would have stayed in the race longer.  Raster   Jun-19-09 02:21 PM   #3 
  - I agree.  Owl   Jun-19-09 02:40 PM   #9 
  - We needed someone to pull the debates further to the left. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-19-09 02:44 PM   #10 
  - +1  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 02:51 PM   #18 
  - At the time I wished this, too. However  question everything   Jun-21-09 12:08 AM   #181 
  - Obama ran "Harry and Louise" type ads against Edwards in one of the  Demoiselle   Jun-19-09 02:54 PM   #19 
  - The Health insurance industry has billions to spend if they have to  INdemo   Jun-19-09 09:12 PM   #66 
  - Kick & Recommend and Then COPY &^ PASTE... Elsewhere!  DaLittle Kitty   Jun-19-09 11:14 PM   #84 
  - Take the focus off the money, put it into authentic action.  earcandle   Jun-20-09 01:08 AM   #90 
  - Let's b e clear, Democrats are limiting our choices of candidates to those who will fail . . .  defendandprotect   Jun-20-09 11:06 AM   #136 
  - That's why campaigns should be about...  Beartracks   Jun-19-09 10:03 PM   #74 
  - That Is Why John Russell Endorsed Edwards... He Was The ONLY One Who "Knew HOW To Defeat Them!"  DaLittle Kitty   Jun-19-09 11:06 PM   #81 
  - Someone who made millions in medical malpractice suits  DissedByBush   Jun-19-09 11:19 PM   #85 
  - Few know more about the insurance racket than med-mal attorneys.  JDPriestly   Jun-20-09 02:15 AM   #91 
  - He sued doctors  DissedByBush   Jun-20-09 11:54 AM   #146 
     - The doctors were insured by insurance companies. He dealt with  JDPriestly   Jun-20-09 11:13 PM   #176 
  - He would not have won had he been unable to prove bad behavior  spooky3   Jun-20-09 09:26 AM   #126 
     - IT's also like not a major cost in the industry  Johonny   Jun-20-09 10:49 AM   #135 
  - Why  spiritual_gunfighter   Jun-20-09 08:29 AM   #116 
  - And the Republicans surely would have found out.  Lasher   Jun-20-09 11:46 AM   #144 
  - I wish he would of stayed in his Pants longer  itsrobert   Jun-20-09 11:12 AM   #137 
  - I agree too and that's why I wish he'd kept his car in his own garage.  SmileyRose   Jun-20-09 02:43 PM   #160 
  - I still think he'd made a great President  XOKCowboy   Jun-19-09 02:21 PM   #2 
  - I'm with you. No one understands the deviousness of the corporate  JDPriestly   Jun-19-09 03:06 PM   #21 
  - johny hedgefund was out for little johny hedgefund. fucking asshole phony of the worst kind  cali   Jun-20-09 07:55 AM   #110 
  - I'm just guessing here that you didn't support Edwards in the primaries.  Warren Stupidity   Jun-20-09 08:45 AM   #120 
  - It had nothing to do with being prudish  sellitman   Jun-20-09 12:29 PM   #150 
  - Absolutely right on. And if we really cared about "issues" and not "morality" or  saracat   Jun-19-09 02:23 PM   #4 
  - Actually, it's public morality that's important. And our health care system is immoral  RufusTFirefly   Jun-19-09 02:31 PM   #7 
  - Good point. It seems what the definition of rea lmorality is doesn't resonate  saracat   Jun-19-09 02:38 PM   #8 
  - You must not have been on DU when it came out. I hid over 100  tsuki   Jun-20-09 06:43 AM   #98 
  - And everyone in Congress who  The Wizard   Jun-20-09 08:43 AM   #118 
  - AGREED 1000%  DaLittle Kitty   Jun-19-09 11:13 PM   #83 
  - That's why I supported him as my 2nd choice after Kucinich.  TahitiNut   Jun-19-09 02:25 PM   #5 
  - That's the whole point of the primary process. So I opposed the effort to get the 'minor' candidate  Captain Hilts   Jun-19-09 02:46 PM   #12 
  - Yup...that was me  Zodiak   Jun-20-09 06:56 AM   #100 
     - Edwards "WAS" DLC Once, But I Think He Came To See The Writing On The Wall...  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 02:39 PM   #159 
  - Yup. And he was criticizing Obama specifically  RufusTFirefly   Jun-19-09 02:26 PM   #6 
  - I'd just as soon the health insurance companies were put out of business entirely.  Bette Noir   Jun-20-09 12:18 AM   #88 
  - Krugman's a truth-teller - not allowed around here! (But boy didn't he - and Edwards - call that one  chimpymustgo   Jun-20-09 10:47 AM   #134 
  - Yep, You Hit The Nail On The Head With That One! Krugman & Edwards Have  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 02:44 PM   #161 
  - thanks for this quote.  inna   Jun-20-09 12:13 PM   #147 
  - What can I say? The avatar I have now was not my first choice.  Jim Sagle   Jun-19-09 02:45 PM   #11 
  - I started out as a Clarkie. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-19-09 02:46 PM   #13 
     - Me, too,  PSzymeczek   Jun-19-09 09:49 PM   #68 
        - He and Hillary are tight. And both Hillary and Obama are very DLC. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-20-09 03:49 PM   #168 
  - No, but if you're Edwards, you can fake phony populism.  Kalyke   Jun-19-09 02:47 PM   #14 
  - Sigh  frazzled   Jun-19-09 02:49 PM   #15 
  - John Edwards knows better than any of the other candidates how  JDPriestly   Jun-19-09 03:19 PM   #22 
  - IF Edwards were president right now, the only thing he would be handling would be spin control  rvablue   Jun-19-09 03:49 PM   #24 
  - Edwards has, I'm sure, negotiated many a deal much more difficult  JDPriestly   Jun-19-09 07:13 PM   #60 
  - "If Edwards were president right now"  SusanaMontana41   Jun-19-09 10:03 PM   #75 
  - Thank You So Much For Your Defense Of John Edwards!!! He ALWAYS  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 02:27 PM   #158 
  - Yep... the words were alluring  Auggie   Jun-19-09 04:06 PM   #31 
  - His lurch to the center wouldn't have even helped. He would have lost because of his affair.  JVS   Jun-20-09 07:18 AM   #103 
  - Which is why he was run off.  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 02:50 PM   #16 
  - Yep. He knew the enemy and wasn't afraid to speak up about them.  Cleita   Jun-19-09 02:51 PM   #17 
  - Too bad he voluntarily provided more than enough fodder for those clandestine corporate  rvablue   Jun-19-09 03:52 PM   #26 
  - I have to agree with you about the Democratic scandals that get way  Cleita   Jun-19-09 03:55 PM   #30 
  - I wouldn't call what's on the table health care reform  Raineyb   Jun-19-09 04:46 PM   #44 
  - just a redistribution of the same old shit. n/t  Horse with no Name   Jun-19-09 05:21 PM   #58 
  - And there'll be more & more uninsurables that the private plans dump on the public option  clear eye   Jun-19-09 10:44 PM   #78 
  - Edwards fall was aided by others; without affair, would still have had scandal  unc70   Jun-19-09 07:21 PM   #61 
  - Please...  comrade snarky   Jun-19-09 08:23 PM   #62 
  - Shouldn't this standard apply to all politicians, not just the Democratic ones? n/t  Cleita   Jun-19-09 08:28 PM   #63 
  - Where did I say it shouldn't? :-)  comrade snarky   Jun-19-09 09:08 PM   #65 
  - Affair was his fault. Allowing Hunter near the campaign was shared with others  unc70   Jun-20-09 08:59 AM   #121 
  - Wow, wheels within wheels. Edwards should have been smarter --  glitch   Jun-20-09 10:16 AM   #133 
  - i don't understand! are you saying that Hunter's real name is Lisa Druck??  inna   Jun-20-09 12:46 PM   #152 
     - omg, i just googled all that! absolutely astounding, what a  inna   Jun-20-09 01:09 PM   #155 
        - Thanks For The Link!!! What An Insight!! Wouldn't Be Surprised To Hear  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 04:10 PM   #170 
        - Disturbing connections between media and Hunter make the risk much greater  unc70   Jun-22-09 02:14 PM   #189 
  - Obama smokes, but as an op-ed in the L.A. Times pointed out the other day,  JDPriestly   Jun-20-09 02:31 AM   #92 
  - correction.  GreenArrow   Jun-20-09 02:59 PM   #164 
  - "A good man but a bad boy."  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-19-09 02:58 PM   #20 
  - a great way to put it...  lame54   Jun-19-09 03:31 PM   #23 
  - Thanks for sharing that. Missed opportunities.  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 03:51 PM   #25 
  - Yes, he framed the debate  zalinda   Jun-19-09 04:21 PM   #32 
  - Everything you wrote is true, especially this part...  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 04:28 PM   #35 
  - Thanks. This is exactly the point. You start negotiations by demanding  JDPriestly   Jun-20-09 02:35 AM   #93 
  - That video is one of my faves. I can't compliment you enough on it.  Inspired   Jun-20-09 07:45 AM   #106 
  - OMG! How I Remember That & NOW I'm Crying All Over Again!!!  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 02:53 PM   #162 
  - Good man?  sellitman   Jun-20-09 12:31 PM   #151 
  - Yep.  redqueen   Jun-19-09 03:53 PM   #27 
  - He would have survived his sex scandal if he had been a republican  Horse with no Name   Jun-19-09 03:54 PM   #28 
  - Ain't that the truth.  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 03:55 PM   #29 
  - You're probably right.  tritsofme   Jun-19-09 04:25 PM   #33 
  - He always knew the right thing to say to feel liked.  StrongBad   Jun-19-09 04:25 PM   #34 
  - Sounds like Obama too me.  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 04:29 PM   #36 
  - Edwards was a centrist southern senator  CTLawGuy   Jun-19-09 04:39 PM   #37 
  - Head cheerleader?  Horse with no Name   Jun-19-09 04:41 PM   #39 
  - as you wish  CTLawGuy   Jun-19-09 04:44 PM   #42 
     - Hmm and then there is THIS  Horse with no Name   Jun-19-09 04:52 PM   #46 
        - more than a few senators voted the right way despite being "lied to"  CTLawGuy   Jun-19-09 04:55 PM   #47 
           - Project much?  Horse with no Name   Jun-19-09 05:03 PM   #50 
              - I'd say writing an oped supporting the other party's position using the other party's talking points  CTLawGuy   Jun-19-09 05:04 PM   #52 
              - OHHH he had enough pull to put it on a STATE website?  Horse with no Name   Jun-19-09 05:11 PM   #54 
                 - the State Department  CTLawGuy   Jun-19-09 05:15 PM   #55 
                    - He was lied to.  Horse with no Name   Jun-19-09 05:20 PM   #57 
                       - "People like yourself made sure of that?"  XemaSab   Jun-20-09 09:01 AM   #122 
                       - this wasn't a vote to name a post office after Ronald Reagan  CTLawGuy   Jun-21-09 12:47 AM   #182 
              - Edwards was a co-sponsor on Lieberman's Senate IWR bill. House version became the vehicle & passed.  Garbo 2004   Jun-19-09 10:52 PM   #79 
              - sorry, but that was cheerleading, pure and simple. very disappointing.  inna   Jun-20-09 01:22 PM   #156 
  - Edwards stated very clearly that he had been wrong about the  JDPriestly   Jun-20-09 02:38 AM   #94 
     - Your comparison to Kerry is ridiculous  karynnj   Jun-20-09 11:49 PM   #178 
  - I believed in John Edwards because of Elizabeth Edwards.  earth mom   Jun-19-09 04:40 PM   #38 
  - Yep!  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 04:43 PM   #41 
     - Actually, Obama is worse than I imagined. I am extremely disappointed.  JDPriestly   Jun-20-09 02:46 AM   #95 
  - Edwards ever do the DNA thing to prove he's not the dad?  Imagevision   Jun-19-09 04:42 PM   #40 
  - Who cares?  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-19-09 04:44 PM   #43 
  - That little girl. Can be pretty tough growing up with your father denying your existence. n/t  rvablue   Jun-19-09 04:50 PM   #45 
     - Last I heard, her mother was the one who was refusing to do the DNA thing. n/t  cornermouse   Jun-19-09 05:03 PM   #51 
  - I believe it was Rielle Hunter who wanted the paternity test.  Quantess   Jun-20-09 12:11 AM   #87 
  - Check Link In #155 Above.... n/t  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 04:16 PM   #171 
  - Here's a good vid of what he was saying  waiting for hope   Jun-19-09 04:55 PM   #48 
  - Wow! Now that was powerful.  JDPriestly   Jun-20-09 02:52 AM   #96 
     - That political capital is going to dry up  waiting for hope   Jun-20-09 10:16 PM   #175 
  - Kicked and recommended for a wise observation.  Uncle Joe   Jun-19-09 04:59 PM   #49 
  - Thank you for a positive Edwards thread!  liskddksil   Jun-19-09 05:08 PM   #53 
  - John Edwards and Health Care  Edith Ann   Jun-19-09 05:19 PM   #56 
  - John Edwards Archived Site Health Care... "We Have To Defeat Them!"  DaLittle Kitty   Jun-20-09 07:50 AM   #107 
  - nor will government  paulsby   Jun-19-09 06:40 PM   #59 
  - Nice-ing people to death  WonderGrunion   Jun-19-09 08:34 PM   #64 
  - He's right and if you're implication is that Obama won't play hardball,  HughMoran   Jun-19-09 09:13 PM   #67 
  - But will he play hardball for the benefit of the shitstain insurance companies?  eridani   Jun-19-09 09:51 PM   #69 
     - That's not even worth answering  HughMoran   Jun-19-09 09:54 PM   #71 
        - So, no comment on Baucus whoring with the insurance people this weekend?  eridani   Jun-19-09 10:40 PM   #77 
           - Fuck Baucus  HughMoran   Jun-19-09 11:45 PM   #86 
              - WHAT MAJORITY??? I Have Yet To See Any REAL Majority Working  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 02:59 PM   #163 
  - Unfortunately they post right here on DU  Kingofalldems   Jun-19-09 09:51 PM   #70 
  - Anyone who'd cheat on his wife - would cheat on his country!  Butch350   Jun-19-09 09:54 PM   #72 
  - Would you say that about JFK? LBJ? Clinton? G Washington?  mntleo2   Jun-20-09 09:24 AM   #125 
  - FDR?  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-20-09 11:15 AM   #138 
  - Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton!!! Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy...  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 03:01 PM   #165 
  - He was correct.  LWolf   Jun-19-09 09:56 PM   #73 
  - At least he knew what to say.  Umbral   Jun-19-09 10:24 PM   #76 
  - He was my second choise after Kucinich  pam4water   Jun-19-09 11:02 PM   #80 
  - But specials interests will eagerly give money away ...  GeorgeGist   Jun-19-09 11:11 PM   #82 
  - OK, I will:  elleng   Jun-20-09 12:26 AM   #89 
  - To bad John Edwards was not dedicated to this cause...  SkyDaddy7   Jun-20-09 06:37 AM   #97 
  - If someone is interested in politics and pointedly pro-labor, John Edwards  saltpoint   Jun-20-09 06:53 AM   #99 
  - GANNON IS A VERY GOOD POINT! Media Is Arm Of BIG Business!!!!  DaLittle Kitty   Jun-20-09 07:52 AM   #108 
  - That defense is the one that really sets me off  Bluenorthwest   Jun-20-09 07:53 AM   #109 
     - Good god. Try to focus on a fact or two, just for the sheer novelty of it.  saltpoint   Jun-20-09 07:57 AM   #111 
     - So somehow Edwards own words are of no meaning?  Bluenorthwest   Jun-20-09 08:13 AM   #112 
        - This argument has blazed brightly on DU's boards prior to today and  saltpoint   Jun-20-09 08:22 AM   #114 
           - He is as pro-labor as his words  Bluenorthwest   Jun-20-09 08:41 AM   #117 
              - If Edwards were demonstrated to be the only human who ever  saltpoint   Jun-20-09 08:45 AM   #119 
              - Try to read what is written- I don't care if he wants to fuck around  Bluenorthwest   Jun-20-09 09:06 AM   #123 
                 - You keep missing it. You are asking not only John Edwards but  saltpoint   Jun-20-09 09:15 AM   #124 
                    - You are not paying attention. Angels? Where do you get that?!  Bluenorthwest   Jun-20-09 09:39 AM   #129 
                       - Your virulent bias against Edwards deflects your chances for a  saltpoint   Jun-20-09 09:48 AM   #130 
              - Oh & BTW... Newtie Is Back... Affairs, Book Deals & All... Gee What  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 04:31 PM   #173 
     - Please get some facts  zalinda   Jun-20-09 08:17 AM   #113 
     - He spoke against equal rights  Bluenorthwest   Jun-20-09 08:29 AM   #115 
     - Can You Say BILL CLINTON??? Not Knocking Him... But Stop & Think About  ChiciB1   Jun-20-09 04:28 PM   #172 
  - Both John and Elizabeth would have been dynamite against the insurance lobby!  DailyGrind51   Jun-20-09 07:17 AM   #101 
  - Unfortunately, we now know that Edwards was all about Edwards, and was a lier and a false  Honeycombe8   Jun-20-09 07:18 AM   #102 
  - We probably want to go back and  cornermouse   Jun-20-09 07:24 AM   #104 
     - +1  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-20-09 11:19 AM   #139 
  - Yeah they are always right until elected to office...  Butch350   Jun-20-09 07:40 AM   #105 
  - Your assessment is spot on...  WestSeattle2   Jun-20-09 09:55 AM   #131 
  - Well, there was a reason I was sold on him, hook, line and sinker.  The Backlash Cometh   Jun-20-09 09:35 AM   #127 
  - Krugman: NYT, 2/9/07 -- Edwards Gets It Right  saltpoint   Jun-20-09 09:38 AM   #128 
  - Why do you think we know he had an affair?  jmowreader   Jun-20-09 09:55 AM   #132 
  - Exactly!  SammyWinstonJack   Jun-20-09 11:20 AM   #140 
  - yep  spooked911   Jun-20-09 11:25 AM   #143 
  - codswallop. no way would Obama have picked johny hedgefund  cali   Jun-20-09 03:05 PM   #166 
  - It doesn't really look like Obama is much of a threat either.  Inspired   Jun-20-09 03:18 PM   #167 
  - NO Democrat could have carried this state in 2004!  jmowreader   Jun-20-09 06:17 PM   #174 
     - No shit. Kerry/Edwards didn't even win Iowa in 2004.  Inspired   Jun-21-09 10:07 AM   #187 
  - He refuses to acknowledge his own child  geek tragedy   Jun-21-09 01:01 AM   #185 
  - this is probably why he was set-up to be exposed (they all mess around in some way)  spooked911   Jun-20-09 11:20 AM   #141 
  - little johny hedgefund was hardly effective at running for prez and  cali   Jun-20-09 12:57 PM   #154 
  - Edwards only won one primary in 2004 and none in 2008  karynnj   Jun-20-09 11:59 PM   #179 
  - Just what we needed - another fucking HYPOCRIT in the White House - NO THANKS!  TankLV   Jun-20-09 11:21 AM   #142 
  - I can only judge from what I saw in his Nightline Interview and he was just in CYA mode  tomm2thumbs   Jun-20-09 02:12 PM   #157 
  - He was #1 at DU even weeks after he dropped out for a reason. nt  onehandle   Jun-20-09 11:52 AM   #145 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-21-09 01:02 AM   #186 
     - Let's not get too personal, OK?  Inspired   Jun-21-09 10:10 AM   #188 
  - I wounder if he would have changed his stripes as president, too....  grahamhgreen   Jun-20-09 12:26 PM   #148 
  - John had some  femrap   Jun-20-09 12:27 PM   #149 
  - When you threaten the Chamber of Commerce you will not be elected nt  conspirator   Jun-20-09 12:56 PM   #153 
  - When you're a narcissitstic phony without the skill  geek tragedy   Jun-21-09 01:00 AM   #184 
  - While I agree with your original premise (healthcare) I now have serious issues with Edwards...  RollWithIt   Jun-20-09 03:55 PM   #169 
  - I think John Edwards is a great man  Ohio Joe   Jun-20-09 11:27 PM   #177 
  - I agree with you 100%  Dem_4_Life   Jun-21-09 12:02 AM   #180 
  - Edwards sucked off the teat of a hedge fund while claiming  geek tragedy   Jun-21-09 01:00 AM   #183 
  - spaketh smoove johnny, while raking in hedge fund cash. the guy was a total phoney...  dionysus   Jun-22-09 02:16 PM   #190 
  - Edwards Baby-Daddy Stand-In Writing Tell-All Book  Adelante   Jun-22-09 07:56 PM   #191 

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