It’s scary to think John Edwards could have been the president.
Edwards’ trial on felony charges is under way now in North Carolina.
Thankfully, Edwards’ bid for the Democratic nomination failed twice. He was also the running mate of presidential nominee Senator John Kerry.
The bright, articulate Edwards had a lot of people fooled. He looked good. He spoke well. He said what people wanted to hear and he knew how to charm. I liked what I saw of him on TV.
So did a lot of others on the screen and in person.
It’s frustrating to think how some people have charmed their way to the top.
He also had an affair that created a child and he demanded that his aide claim he was the father, according to testimony.
Edwards was an extremely successful lawyer and fought for the underdogs.
When did he become corrupt or do you think he always was?
Did power go to his head?
Did he think he was untouchable?
Here is an interesting column from one journalist who was fooled.