Skip to comments.John Edwards could have been president
Posted on 05/26/2011 7:46:31 AM PDT by SmithL
Politico reports that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh is getting ready to indict John Edwards on felony campaign finance charges. This might be a good time to remember that -- after all the bellyaching about John McCain picking the dangerous Sarah Palin to be a heart-beat from the presidency in 2008 -- that John Forbes Kerry did likewise with Edwards in 2004.
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Instead he’s just a bum.
OMG, that would have been GREAT!
That’s the scary part.
One look and most of us knew he was a phony pony.
But what we wound up with is even worse.
I believe John Edwards is such a fracking coward that he will never see the inside of a prison cell, and will likely kill himself before he is ever locked up.
If locked up, I expect he will hang himself in protective custody or be beaten to death in general population.
Hope for the best. Pity his children.
Ginger-Kid Debra Saunders is on my no-read list along with Peggy Noonan.
And, just like clockwork, I see that she couldn’t even get through the first line without a Palin snark.
another democrat who got close to the white house without media vetting
Same with Gary Hart. Clinton was.
The Democrat Golden Boyz (Bonito Ninos) are all blow-dryed, fast talking empty heads.
John Edwards educated all of us about 2 Americas.
And the irony of complaining about 2 Americas is that Edwards is very firmly in the wealthiest elite group of America. Even though his daddy worked in a “meel”, Edwards is solidly in the group in which he doesn’t have to worry about how to pay his bills.
He made his fortune through malpractice lawsuits. The MSM never talked much about that, but, people like Edwards have driven up the costs of healthcare for all of us.
His hair reminds me a bit of Jimmy Johnson, the football coach. Some men, you just know they spend lots of time on their hair so not a hair is ever out of place.
Note: No mention that he is a Democrat until the last sentence of the article. If it was a Republican it would have been the first or second.
I was born without that gene.
'The Breck Girl"
ALL Democrats are Liars and Cheats and Phonies!!! That’s why other Democrats LOVE them!!
Well....according to him, there were two Americas. Neither one agreed.
Yes, and I could have been the ruler of the universe.
Had Edwards become President, this would have been downplayed as a “private matter” and all investigations would have been tainted afteward.
Edwards’ use of campaign funds for the coverup would have been ignored by the media as well as the DOJ.
the headline would have read...”The failed Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards, disowned and estranged husband of recently-deceased Breast Cancer victim...”
Just talked to the secretary of one of his attorneys and told her about Hillary’s campaign finance fraud — the greatest in history by far. Yes, nothing was done to her. As much of a jerk as Edwards might be, how can they go after him for a rather small violation and let Hillary completely off the hook? Selective prosecution?
Edwards’ case is a perfect example of the incompetence or outright intentional bias of the news media, in their failure thoroughly to investigate and vett this slimeball during his candidacy.
Utterly biased, or desperately incompetent. There are no other possibilities. News media, which are you? And what will you do about it?
The fact that the enemy runs newspapers is the real story.
A very good point. The same media that takes "Palin's faked pregnancy" seriously never bothered to look at Rielle Hunter's real pregnancy until the National Enquirer shamed them into it.
Maybe to Conservatives. But, remember that Liberals (being completely unschooled and emotional) place tremendous importance on ‘appearances’.
They LIKED him!
Actually, that is a lot of why they liked “O”. HE had the generic ‘minority’, pre-packaged look of an item stamped out in the thousands by a machine.
Seamless, smooth and slick as guy in a white bread ad... Edwards was their Ra Ra Bula Bula, American AND “O” was their anti-septic and non-specific, bloodless, soulless, culturally mute, minority candidate decoy duck.
When you dummy down education to the extent that we have in America, you cant expect ANY discernment from voters.
There, fixed it.
Is it even possible to be elected or have a chance with committing felonies to raise the $500+ million they need now? Doubt it, but some don’t get caught. Even Edwards could have escaped very easily if not for PR
As big a crook, con man and liar as he has proven to be, he still can't compete with the kenyan usurper with mob ties.
Had the Kerry-Edwards ticket won in 2004, Edwards’ life would have been different as the incumbent VP, and he might never have gotten involved with Rielle Hunter. So the affair isn’t really his fault but the fault of all of us who voted against him in 2004.
Jus doin my part, tankee.
In Jimmy's case, I think it was more shellac than time...
One more axx to kiss, eh Chris, kinda makes a tingle go down yer leg don’t it?
He’s a lying, scumbagging whoremaster.
And if that’s not enough, he’s also a lawyer.
But would that be worse than the crack smoking, bi-sexual, American-hating, muslim loving, pro-black racist, socialist, KGB mole that we have now?
John Edwards is a scum bag. Andrew Young isn’t much better!
Consider the gene pool of the poor bastard daughter
Mom is a celebrity chasing whackjob
Dad is a scumbag tort lawyer / politician
That complete idiots like this can rise to the very top of the Democrat party tells you absolutely everything you need to know about Democrats.
The media sat on the scandal preventing Hillary from winning the Iowa Caucuses which would have eventually given her the nomination.
I use it as a 1-second character check. See hair like that, assign "FAIL" w/o ever having to look back or spend a second in self-reproach, ever.
Jimmy Johnson and former Oklahoma University coach Barry Switzer belong in that class. Switzer guided OU to a Sugar Bowl and a national ranking of No. 2 in the 1972 season, only to see the NCAA and Big Eight land hard on his program (they forfeited 9 games and the Sugar Bowl ex post facto) for having recruited academically-ineligible players from Galveston Ball High School.
In the denouement, Switzer pleaded ignorance and laid it all off on a pair of assistant coaches (like, sure, you didn't approve their expense accounts after they got back from Galveston!), who were fired, and went on as if nothing had happened. The corrupt football coach at Ball High School continued doing what he was doing and several years later produced the talented-and-corrupt Hart Lee Dykes, who attended and corrupted Oklahoma State for a couple of years.
Rule: Never waste time on a man who spends as much for his haircuts as you paid for your shoes.
The received lore is that back in the day, practical men in smoke-filled rooms kept guys like Obama, Slick Willie, Skerry, and Dukakis off the ticket.
Inevitably, some guy with big pull would finally put down his cigar and say, "Dammit, this is the Presidency we're talking about!"
Of course, they let through such luuusers as Woodrow Wilson (really, Mr. President? Jim Crow? In the executive departments of the U.S. Government?), Benjamin Harrison, and Warren Gamaliel Harding.
But now, with hothouse Marxists in media playing crooked kingmaker ..... gee, I dunno.
I watched Charlie Rose interview Al Hunt, Mark Halperin of TIME, and some Republican bundler-doofus talking about GOP politics the other night. They made a point of not mentioning Michele or Sarah until they got down to the final ass-coving, credibility-protecting caveats and crayfishes -- about their being able to "shake things up" and so on. But they were resolutely excluding anyone who wasn't on the RiNO Favorites and RiNO Backup Favorites lists. Weaselly little nobodies, who do they think they are?
I couldn't tell until the end that you weren't talking about Hillary.
I couldn't even tell then!
South Park kinda put the urban term on the map. At least, that's where I first heard it used.
John is the same slime....just a different personality.
And $400 haircuts paid by a 100 year old woman??? How stupid is she??
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