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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
In the end, he was too good to be true. John Edwards rode onto the national stage with a compelling message about poverty, about corporations that prey on the vulnerable. He had a record of standing up for the little guy…and he got very rich doing it.
He was tailor-made for politics – good looking with "aw-shucks" kind of country boy charm. He got to the Senate, onto the ticket as vice president in 2004 and was in the running for the White House himself for a while earlier this year.
Now it's all over. After denying it for months, John Edwards has finally admitted in an interview to be broadcast on ABC's Nightline tonight that he had an extramarital affair with a woman who worked on his campaign.
When the National Enquirer first reported this story in October of 2007, Edwards denied everything, saying "The story is false, it's completely untrue, it's ridiculous."
Interesting the story breaks late on a Friday and the ABC interview will be broadcast the same night the opening ceremonies are running on NBC. None of this is an accident.
Speculation around Edwards had included a possible spot on the Obama ticket as Vice President, or perhaps as attorney general in an Obama administration.
By tomorrow morning, he'll be lucky to get his calls returned by Howard Dean's housekeeper.
Here’s my question to you: Is John Edwards’ political career over?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Stephanie from Philadelphia writes:
I think politicians' private lives should remain private. If we persist in uncovering every detail about candidates' sex lives, we will limit our supply of good candidates. In today's climate, FDR would not be elected, and might even have been afraid to run. No one is without skeletons in the closet, and unless they are acting feloniously, I don't want to know.
Roger from Baltimore writes:
The morality issue is between John and Elizabeth Edwards. But the man was willing to risk having his party lose the election had he been nominated and the story come out shortly before the election. His supposed commitment to the poor wasn't really his first priority after all.
Mary in Pennsylvania writes:
I don't know if it's over, but as a former supporter and contributor to his campaign, I am certainly disappointed and don't know if I could trust him again. He presented himself as a loving, devoted, husband and father. Makes me wonder how else he misrepresented himself. His wife and family certainly deserved better.
Kelly in Des Moines, Iowa writes:
I don't think John Edwards career is over at all. It proves he is nothing more than a normal guy to me. I don't necessarily condone the action, but you have to look no further than President Clinton to see that there is still a light at the end of the tunnel for John Edwards. Edwards was a candidate for president. Clinton was the president. Bill Clinton is just fine, and is possibly more popular than he was before the incident. I believe John Edwards will be just fine as well.
Sharon in King George, Virginia writes:
Mr. Edwards has joined Newt Gingrich and other heels in the adultery hall of fame, sorry shame. It’s bad enough to cheat, but when your wife is battling a life-threatening disease? Sorry, John. Join Newt, its over.
Elaine in Lahmansville, West Virginia writes:
Jack, Let me see if I understand this. Russia is attacking another country right now but we're worried about John and his zipper? What a world!