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Edwards admits to affair, denies fathering child

WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is admitting to an extramarital affair but denies fathering the woman's daughter. Edwards tells ABC News that he lied repeatedly about the affair with a 42-year-old woman but says that he didn't love her. He says he has not taken a paternity test but knows he isn't the father because of the timing of the affair and the birth. ABC says a former Edwards campaign staffer claims he is the father, not Edwards. Edwards was a top contender for the Democratic nomination for president. He placed second in the Iowa caucuses last January but dropped out of the race a few weeks later. Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2004. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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I think that the "press" should stay out the private lives of the people of this country. His wife forgives him. That should all that matters. DROP THE WHOLE ISSUE as it is now a NON-ISSUE. (Same for Bill Clinton)

Sorry! It doesn't work that way.

If you thrust yourself into the public light, you have to expect public scrutiny. Whether you are talking about that 25,000 square foot castle he built up in Orange County while bemoaning the plight of the poor, or his chasing skirt while lecturing us about our "moral obligations," the man's entire persona is based upon hypocrisy and lies. We need the press to expose these phoney-baloney megalomaniacs. It this marks the end of John Edwards political career, all I can say is "Thank you, National Enquirer."

What is up with WOMAN

I don't live in Edwards family. but as role models for young women. Why do women in these postion just say ok I forgive and stay in the family. I know that is the christian way but this standing by your man junk. If he cheated guess what there is your sign that he don't care enough about you and your children or his self to do this. Hillary Clinton forgave and forget when her husband lied to her and the world. Now Mrs. Edwards. What a woman to lose a child and fighting cancer and now this jerk wants to play games with the family. I think he should be accountable for what he has done and for men to lose something. Step up woman and this is enough. What would he have done if it was her? and the tables where turn

Elizabeth Edwards's decision

Elizabeth Edwards's decision to remain with an unfaithful spouse had to be one of the most difficult in her life. Her disgust, heartache and disappointment were infinitely greater than any of us are feeling years later now that we *all* know. That being the case, I highly doubt she said "ok, I forgive you". It's more likely that the road to forgiveness for John Edwards is still being travelled, and will for some time to come. I respect Mrs. Edwards for her commitment to her marriage and her family. I might not understand it, but I respect it. I only hope that Mr. Edwards knows what a truly lucky man he is, and lives long enough to deserve her.

Hillary Did NOT....

forgive and forget....Hillary was, and still is, trying to ride Bill's popularity to the top of the political arena. She is still unsure as to how to do it, though. The point is, don't think for one minute she is not using him for her own political gain!!!


His wife needs to dump him, what a pig.

Notice that mom won't allow a paternity test?

I wonder how much she was paid....

i did not.......

i did not.......duh....i did not have sexual relations with that women. what's up with these dems and there extra-marital affairs? i guess the only way to tell if one of them is lying is to see if there lips are moving. vote john mccain president!

While I despise Socialists.....

...and rejoice in Edwards' self-destructive behavior, I don't think that Republicans should pontificate too loudly about sexual morals in light of Foley and Craig. It's too easy for the Democrats to come back and say, "Hey, at least we like women!" (Bawney Fwank not included, of course...)

Two Americas

There really are two americas one where his wife lives and one where his girlfriend lives


is nothing more than a cheating piece of crap with $400 haircuts and expensive suits. I hope his wife kicks him to the curb. Or...will she "stand by her man"

John Edwards admission

No surprise here amd as he will have to admit later, the baby is probably his to.

Poor Johnny!

Looks like your political career is on hold for awhile....hopefully, a LONNNNNNNG while.

What A Jerk!

Class A number 1 jerk. Second only to Bill Clinton. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." Edwards was trained well by Clinton. If he didn't father the child, why would you even have to admit to the affair. He outshines Clinton for gall. I'll give him that.

bad comrade

Comrade johnny, please return to the motherland immediately to discuss your most recent indiscretion.