Since I don’t watch TV anymore and generally don’t give a crap about anything related to this freak-fest commonly referred to as American politics it would be better if I kept my mouth shut about this.
However, it is just too much fun to hold strong opinions on matters I know nothing about, so here goes.
Man who smiles perpetually and who looks like a used-car salesman runs for office on a platform consisting of caring deeply for his fellow humans.
Wife of said salesman is dying of cancer and he thinks this a good time to start fucking another woman.
Should the public ‘forgive’ him ?..... That is a non-question.
Should the public ever vote this hypocrite into any type of higher office?.................Hell no.
But he fits the “required skillset” for a high-level politician to a “T”.
First, Edwards is not unique when it comes to cheating on a woman he’s supposed to love . I’d say at least half the politicians and celerities do . So maybe that makes him a little less outstanding as a wayward man.
Then does it matter what the wife is like ? I never d\id like Elizabeth Edwards; I think she’s more conceited than he is and she is green with envy at his sucess and attention. She’s also a hen-pecking type of wife. About her cancer : she didn’t HAVE to go so public with it- at least not right away . But I think she wanted attention and getting sympathy from the whole world was her grandeur and kudos - why shouldn’t she make a big show of it ? That was disgusting.
She was always elbowing her way into his speeches - she had to but in and shoot off her mouth .
For all we know she was a cold fish who made him feel he was inadequate .
Also, that Hunter woman, as I understand since I’ve been reading about her was very interested in him and seduced I doubt he chased her ! She has a reputation for being quite a tart, and admitts she thought he was a great guy . I really think she persued him.
Doesn’t anyone here like Edwards ? I know he is one of those candidates that people love to hate. Now they have a REAL good reason to label him as a complete jerk . He makes one mistake and suddenly he’s a no-good bastard. I think his career is over and it’s a real sad tragedy .He worked so hard ! He hung on in spite of odds against him ! No one ever worked harder and got so little for it .
And as for the “used car salesman ” remark—aren’t you and most people here all hot and bothered about stereotyping ? To call a man a used car salesman is to imply that used car salesmen are always jerks etc. Just what does a car salesman look like ? The truth is,he looks like any other sales employee. Big, little , young, older, handsome, plain, etc. etc. Iv’e heard Mitt Romney discribed as a car salesman also. That’s not fair. And even if he did look or act like that kind of person, is that a good reason to reject him as a presidential candidate ?