BLAME IT ON THE HAIR
no "private taping" jokes please
Wait, wait, wait...let me get this right. You are contemplating running for the President of the United States (or at least, the Democratic nomination). You know you are about to be immersed in one of the most media saturated, tabloid hungry spectacles possible in modern politics. Oh, and your wife is dealing with cancer.
And in the midst of this, you, John Edwards, decide it's a good idea to start up an affair with your campaign videographer?
Provided, there have been many Presidents who've dallied but what kind of political incompetent would make a run for President, knowing the potential harm that such public knowledge could incur? I'm genuinely embarrassed for folks who backed Edwards in the nom race - talk about a horse pulling up lame! In all fairness though, when we ask about what kind of man conducts an affair with an ailing spouse at home, we already know.
Of course, maybe Edwards trusted the discretion of his partner and surely, there are many a public leader with such confidants. But of course, Edwards didn't count on the crack investigative team behind the National Enquirer. Who says journalism is dead?
Also: Edwards first mistake was the affair. He only compounded it by lying when confronted. He should have learned from Rick Ross' lessons.
Wild guess: we won't be seeing much of John at the convention.