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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The three dollar bill with the $400 haircuts is back. Former Senator, Vice Presidential candidate, Presidential candidate and adulterer John Edwards gave a speech at Indiana University yesterday. He was paid 35-thousand dollars for the appearance. He talked about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, politics...everything except his adulterous affair with campaign filmmaker Rielle Hunter.
Afterwards there was a question and answer session. But no press and the questions he agreed to answer were submitted in advance...that way he could avoid anything that made him uncomfortable. Edwards is very careful...except when he's sneaking in and out of hotel rooms in the middle of the night to meet his mistress while his wife is home suffering from breast cancer. The National Enquirer caught him red-handed.
Edwards is expected to follow up last night's speech with a public appearance today in San Francisco and an upcoming debate with Republican Strategist Karl Rove at the American Bankers Association.
Why Indiana University would even want Edwards on their campus is another question.
Here’s my question to you: Can John Edwards make a comeback?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Anne from Seattle, Washington writes:
Apparently he's made a comeback with his wife and family where forgiveness is appropriate. Coming back politically is another thing. It's not a matter of forgiveness; it's a matter of trust. I feel that when the majority of Americans look at him now, they see someone who acted without integrity, lied and tried to dupe both his fellow Democratic candidates and American voters. The man has every right to clean up his act and move on but not to expect trust from voters.
Ken from North Carolina writes:
I live here in North Carolina and he was my Senator and I supported him until this thing with the girlfriend. It damaged my faith in him and then when I found that he claimed to have ended the affair but continued it, well that was it with me.
I believe that people can reform and become better people. He seems to be genuinely repentant and hopefully he has learned how much hurt can be caused by one bad decision. He will definitely be under closer scrutiny in the future, but I do believe in his ability and his potential.
I don't know. Cheating on your wife who is dying of terminal cancer is a pretty hard sell even in politics.
Pete from New York writes:
The guy lied to a wife with a terminal illness, he lied to his party and he lied to the American people. If you're a Democrat you should be furious. He ran for the nomination. Just suppose Barack Obama had not been around and he got the nomination over Hillary Cinton. Even the economy couldn't have saved him if this came out during the campaign. Was that an action deserving future trust?
Annie from Florida writes:
No, he is a sleaze ball and should be ashamed of himself. He should work for nothing, not this latest speaking fee, and reflect on what a lousy human being he is.