Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday admitted to an extramarital affair while his wife was battling cancer. He denied fathering the woman's daughter. Edwards told ABC News that he lied repeatedly about the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter but said that he didn't love her.
He said he has not taken a paternity test but knows he isn't the father because of the timing of the affair and the birth.
A former Edwards campaign staffer claims he is the father, not Edwards.
The National Enquirer first reported on the affair in October 2007, and Edwards denied it.
Wow. Obviously one can argue that it's not of our damn business what's happening in his home life, which is true, or that the age of his kids and the health of his wife make his infidelity particularly heinous. I agree with both of those statements on a purely intellectual level, but my blood pressure rose at the thought of him running for president knowing about this time bomb. We're at a potentially pivotal moment in our country's history, one where the Democratic nominee has a leg up and the chance to make some serious waves, and this fool runs while he's got a campaign-crumbling skeleton in his closet?
It wasn't just his family or his reputation that he was gambling with.