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Can John Edwards make a political comeback for 2019?

Considering everything that is going on, his sins seem like a walk in the park

replies 87Dec 7, 2017 9:49 AM +00:00

And don’t forget that he’s well hung.

replies 1Dec 7, 2017 9:51 AM +00:00

Sorry but no. Our next Democratic Presidential candidate will have to be a virgin.

replies 2Dec 7, 2017 9:52 AM +00:00

John Edwards is a garbage human being. I'd spit on him if I could

replies 3Dec 7, 2017 9:53 AM +00:00
John Edwards is a garbage human being. I'd spit on him if I could

Just because he had an affair?

replies 4Dec 7, 2017 9:54 AM +00:00

R4, While his wife was dying of cancer.

replies 5Dec 7, 2017 9:55 AM +00:00

No, because he's a DEMOCRAT and he had an affair. If he was a Republican, R3 would look the other way.

replies 6Dec 7, 2017 9:55 AM +00:00

That thread about his dead wife used to always just use pop out of the blue. The one where she exposed her beasts or something. But you could click on it.,

replies 7Dec 7, 2017 9:56 AM +00:00

Party has nothing to do with. If you cheat on someone who is undergoing chemo, yet still traveling around the country to support you, you are a garbage human being. I would never support someone like that. It's well beyond heartless

replies 8Dec 7, 2017 10:00 AM +00:00

Heterosexuals are toast in both Hollywood and Washington after all you've done to make gay people feel uncomfortable.

replies 9Dec 7, 2017 10:01 AM +00:00

"While his wife was dying of cancer. "

You mean, like Newt Gingrich?

replies 10Dec 7, 2017 10:09 AM +00:00

Newt Gingrich is another trash person. Arguably worse than Edwards, I'd also happily spit on him. Not sure why you assume I'm a republican because I'm willing to call out shitty democrats. You seem like the partisan one here

replies 11Dec 7, 2017 10:11 AM +00:00

No one of European descent who is neither gay nor Jewish can be trusted.

replies 12Dec 7, 2017 10:16 AM +00:00

The only people willing to call out "immoral" behavior are the Democrats.

Republicans don't fucking give a shit about it, so they'll vote a child molester into the Senate, and laugh all the way to the bank, then laugh at the Democrats for being so fucking politically naïve (just like Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham did last night).

replies 13Dec 7, 2017 10:17 AM +00:00

Still disappointed that his sex tape never leaked.

replies 14Dec 7, 2017 8:46 PM +00:00

Who cares if John Edwards had an affair. Fuck off fraus!

I will always be grateful to John Edwards and John Kerry for bringing gay civil unions to the presidential topics even though everyone was telling them not to.

And even when they lost an everyone was blaming gays for "losing" the 2004 election, they never backed down or threw us under the bus when it could have been so easy to do so. I remember a young Barack Obama being harsh on the gays for that.

John Edwards was a magnificent candidate, and just like Bill Clinton his affair was not putting government or anyone in danger. Look at the Repubes now, they want to bring a pedo to congress. Hypocrites.

replies 15Dec 7, 2017 9:00 PM +00:00

r15 Bill Clinton is rumored to have slept with thousands of people, affair gives a wrong impression.

replies 16Dec 7, 2017 9:07 PM +00:00

No one who has had an illegitimate child can be president

--Warren G Harding
replies 17Dec 8, 2017 12:17 AM +00:00

Not being able to tell the difference between an average affair and an affair of someone literally accelerating their death by traveling the country for you just reveals you lack a moral compass. You don't want your wife anymore? Fine divorce her and give her time and space to fight her cancer, don't use her as a prop only to set her up to be humiliated. It's borderline sociopathic. This woman gave him 4 kids.

replies 18Dec 8, 2017 6:22 AM +00:00

You guys have to remember Elizabeth Edwards shares some of the blame for carrying on this facade. She knew all about the affair. Instead of leaving John, or even withdrawing from campaigning with him, she insisted they both go on, Even as she was undergoing chemo, She even went on Larry King Live to say John's policies on women's issues are better than Hillary & Obama!

In addition back in 1992 Hillary said (about Bill's affairs) "If I don't have a problem with it, why should anyone else care"?

So if Elizabeth wasn't that bothered by John affair while she was having chemo (by campaigning for him) if she didn't have a problem with it, why should anyone else care?

replies 19Dec 8, 2017 6:27 AM +00:00

"Who cares if John Edwards had an affair. Fuck off fraus!"

A lot of people care. Fuck off, you stupid cunt!

His wife was dying of cancer and he had a blatant affair with a coked out nut job. They even made a sex tape. Then the nut job (she wasn't even young and good looking) got knocked up and had his love child. The National Enquirer exposed him for the piece of shit that he is and that was that. His political career is OVER.

A "magnificent candidate?" Boy, you must want his cock REALLY bad. Because he's scum, a slimy sleaze who couldn't keep his dick in his pants. And what he chose to stick it into! Rielle Hunter! A 20 dollar hooker would have been more attractive and appealing.

replies 20Dec 8, 2017 6:30 AM +00:00

r11 I think what r10 is implying by brining up Gingrich is that Gingrich is still/and has been working for the GOP even after it was revealed he was fucking around while his wife had cancer. Shit he was even running for President.

But Edwards got run out of town and never has been heard from. At some point we have to consider what is the greater good. For the GOP the greater good is having their way politically and not letting anything get in the way. It also means a lot of people suffer.

For the Progressive wing of the Democrats the greater good would mean health care, restrictions on wall street and banks, education, environmental issues, jobs, social policies protecting gays and womens rights, protecting Social Security and Medicare...We will throw away a great politician who would fight for all that because we judge his personal life. And in the meantime more of our rights get eroded, more jobs lost, more young people in debt, more people in poverty... because the Republicans keep winning.

replies 21Dec 8, 2017 6:34 AM +00:00
His wife was dying of cancer and he had a blatant affair with a coked out nut job.

Again Elizabeth hit the road for John (while she knew about the affair and undergoing chemo). The recurrence of Cancer gave her the best reason to drop out of campaigning. But instead she hit the road for John.

replies 22Dec 8, 2017 6:34 AM +00:00

"So if Elizabeth wasn't that bothered by John affair while she was having chemo (by campaigning for him) if she didn't have a problem with it, why should anyone else care?"

Oh, I'm sure she cared a LOT. But she didn't want his political career to be destroyed, which is why she tried to make the best of it by helping him keep it going. I'm sure she was devastated by the infidelity. Who wouldn't be?

replies 23Dec 8, 2017 6:34 AM +00:00
I'm sure she was devastated by the infidelity. Who wouldn't be?

So she weighed the options, what is best for America? John being president or his cheating on me (which only affect her and her family)

replies 24Dec 8, 2017 6:36 AM +00:00

I voted for Edwards in the NY primary in 2004 an, of course Kerry / Edwards in the general but I feel it's time for the Democrats to start promoting younger candidates. Edwards is 63, so that makes him 67 in 2020. We need a JFK-like candidate who is smart, articulate, and youthful to go up against that wheezing old fool.

--BTW, Nixon was only 47 in 1960
replies 25Dec 8, 2017 6:43 AM +00:00
Edwards is 63, so that makes him 67 in 2020.

But he has good genes and he still looks like he is in his 50s

replies 26Dec 8, 2017 6:46 AM +00:00
We need a JFK-like candidate who is smart, articulate, and youthful to go up against that wheezing old fool.

Canada elected Justin Trudeau

replies 27Dec 8, 2017 6:46 AM +00:00

There are more than a dozen intelligent, fun, attractive democrats have haven't publicly done shitty things who are about to run for president. Edwards can stay in exile.

replies 28Dec 8, 2017 6:47 AM +00:00
There are more than a dozen intelligent, fun, attractive democrats have haven't publicly done shitty things who are about to run for president.

List them

replies 29Dec 8, 2017 6:47 AM +00:00

Right 24 and that's is how Dems need to start thinking. Moral high ground is great, fucking wonderful but right now it's too high a price. So many people are suffering. Some many families on the verge of financial dire straights. And health care, families going bankrupt paying for illness or paying for drugs that allow them to function. There is a bigger picture, Martin Luther King was a womanizer and just think, today he would get shouted down and his contribution cut short because of personal failings in spite of his brilliance as an orator and fighter for civil rights.

People really need to grow up and learn to use their brains instead of allowing themselves to be lead in whatever sensational direction the airwaves are trying to lead them.

replies 30Dec 8, 2017 6:49 AM +00:00

JFK was a womanizer so ya know, he shouldn't be allowed to contribute.

replies 31Dec 8, 2017 6:50 AM +00:00

Gillibrand, Murphy, Harris, Brown, Kloubacher, Terry McAuliffe, Steve Bullock, Hickenlooper, Jason Kander, Booker, Cuomo, Mitch Landrieu, Eric Garcetti. Dems are fine

replies 32Dec 8, 2017 6:51 AM +00:00

Fuck Eric Garcetti.

Fucking useless closet case asshole. He's done nothing for Los Angeles. Fucking poser loser privileged shit stain.

replies 33Dec 8, 2017 7:01 AM +00:00

You may not like them all but the list was for R29. I'm no great fan of Booker for example. My point is that we have many valid contenders for 2020 without pulling from the bottom of the disgraced barrel.

replies 34Dec 8, 2017 7:03 AM +00:00
Gillibrand, Murphy, Harris, Brown, Kloubacher, Terry McAuliffe, Steve Bullock, Hickenlooper, Jason Kander, Booker, Cuomo, Mitch Landrieu, Eric Garcetti. Dems are fine

No one could pick them out of a line-up

replies 35Dec 8, 2017 7:05 AM +00:00

I get you 34 but let's at least name good candidates. Garcetti has done nothing and recently was told by the Democrats in California that he wasn't going to run for Governor. They don't want him in the state house because he's useless, horrible. Why would you even want to promote a guy that can't do the job?

replies 36Dec 8, 2017 7:07 AM +00:00

Maybe so 35 but Garcetti was on the short list for Hillary's VP last election. So incompetent he's dangerous and not very smart.

replies 37Dec 8, 2017 7:09 AM +00:00

He disgusted me on two non-consecutive occasions

Forget Arnold Schwarzenegger or John Edwards. One of the greatest political sex scandals happened to Grover Cleveland. Journalist Charles Lachman reveals the sordid details of rape, an unwanted child, and the coverup.
The Daily Beast
--Grover Cleveland
replies 38Dec 8, 2017 7:10 AM +00:00

No one would've picked Edwards out of a line up until he ran for president. Now they remember him for being a shitty dude.

replies 39Dec 8, 2017 7:29 AM +00:00
No one would've picked Edwards out of a line up until he ran for president.

No one would imagine Trump POTUS

replies 40Dec 8, 2017 7:32 AM +00:00
No one would imagine Trump POTUS

The Simpsons did. And Senator Tillis joked about it years ago. A clip was found this week.

replies 41Dec 8, 2017 7:33 AM +00:00

R41 the operative word is "JOKE"

replies 42Dec 8, 2017 7:37 AM +00:00
Heterosexuals are toast in both Hollywood and Washington after all you've done to make gay people feel uncomfortable.

That's right!

--Kevin Spacey, Bryan Singer, Barney Frank, Larry Craig, Wes Goodman
replies 43Dec 8, 2017 7:39 AM +00:00

The economy is at an all-time high and unemployment is lower than it has been in years (4%). It was just announced today. Then there's the stock market that's booming. Trump, unless he dies, is getting a second term.

replies 44Dec 8, 2017 7:43 AM +00:00

Who said Edwards was hung?

replies 45Dec 8, 2017 7:43 AM +00:00

LMAO R44 is sniffing glue. Trumps approval is something like -19. No president with a rating that bad at election time has ever been re-elected. It definitely is astounding that despite a good economy Trumps numbers are still historically bad. It goes to show how much people hate the SOB. He barely won election the first time, remember. 80,000 votes out of of like 140 million or something like that. I think virtually any democrat beats him.

FiveThirtyEight is tracking Donald Trump’s approval ratings throughout his presidency.
replies 46Dec 8, 2017 7:48 AM +00:00

IIRC, didn't John Edwards speak out against marriage equality?

replies 47Dec 8, 2017 8:02 AM +00:00

Don't forget the electoral college #46. Any Democrat will probably get more popular vote but the wonderful job the GOP did of gerrymandering has tilted things toward Repugs.

replies 48Dec 8, 2017 8:03 AM +00:00

Honest question, did any major politician strongly support marriage equality?

I can't remember.

--elder gay with memory issues
replies 49Dec 8, 2017 8:04 AM +00:00

His sins seem minor? He had an affair with one of the vilest women on the planet, had a child with her while his wife was dying of cancer. Those horrible videos that bitch made as his campaign videographer? Those alone should be sufficient to banish him forever. Imagine being Elizabeth Edwards watching those as the chemo's dripping into your arm, knowing that you toddlers are going to be raised around that twat?

No. He can never ever come back.

replies 50Dec 8, 2017 8:10 AM +00:00

R50 Are you a straight woman?

--You can always tell
replies 51Dec 8, 2017 8:30 AM +00:00


"OK. It is also true that both sides can play this game. Adds the Cook Report:

By the same logic, just three counties re-elected President Obama in 2012: Miami-Dade County, FL; Cuyahoga County, OH and Philadelphia, PA. "

An election analysis shows how close the presidential election really was — you could argue that it boiled down to three counties in three states.
Arkansas Times
replies 52Dec 8, 2017 8:52 AM +00:00

R52 That's idiotic He won those counties by FAR more than 80,000 votes, it was millions in fact. Those were huge landslides. No one is saying the states Trump won shouldn't count. The point is he just barely won them. At that point the weather at the polls could have made the difference. If you want to go jerk off to Trump there are other threads to indulge your fantasies. This one has nothing to do with him

replies 53Dec 8, 2017 8:57 AM +00:00

R53 Obama's margin in 2012 for FL is 74k, OH 160k, 300k in PA. Hardly landslides.

replies 54Dec 8, 2017 9:16 AM +00:00

R35, and no one could pick Edwards (or Bernie Sanders to give a recent example) out of a line up before they ran for national office, so what?

I don't care that Edwards had an affair, what is terrible is that he was stupid enough to father a child with his mistress and very stupid to use campaign contributions to cover this up. Also, he was extremely stupid to allow her to videotape him after one of their encounters. The Dems should avoid stupid people, period.

replies 55Dec 8, 2017 9:39 AM +00:00

Trumps margins in MI, PA, and WI were like 1/8 of those Obama margins lol 45,000 votes in PA is VERY different from 300k. Dream all you want. Your kid got lucky. Grow up, get over it

replies 56Dec 8, 2017 9:39 AM +00:00

Oh, and the stupidest thing of all, is that, as a white guy, with those looks, with his Southern accent, with his message of working/middle class populism, and with a heavyset, less attractive wife who was dying (and later died) of cancer, he could have gone on to become a Democratic superstar even after Kerry's loss. He could have had it all.

replies 57Dec 8, 2017 9:46 AM +00:00

Exactly R55 neither basic morality nor self preservation was able to stop him from doing this. Dems don't need him.

replies 58Dec 8, 2017 9:48 AM +00:00

"So she weighed the options, what is best for America?"

"Best for America?" More like best for his political career. Elizabeth Edwards was a very smart, ambitious woman. She wanted her husband to have an important political career; I don't think she supported him because it was "best for America." She supported him because she wanted him to be a star politician. And he might have been one, if he hadn't fucked it up so royally. John Edwards is DUMB. He's a an absolute clod. He has about as much chance of having a "political comeback" as Anthony Weiner, another up and coming political candidate who threw it all away because he couldn't control his urges.

replies 59Dec 8, 2017 11:01 AM +00:00

He talked about the "two Americas" while back in North Carolina he built a huge mansion that proved which one he was a part of.

replies 60Dec 8, 2017 11:22 AM +00:00

I wonder if he's ever hooked up with guys. He seems like the kind of vain douchepest who would get an ego boost from letting a gay guy suck his dick.
replies 61Dec 8, 2017 11:26 AM +00:00

Just his allegedly big dick and his hair. That's all.

replies 62Dec 8, 2017 12:14 PM +00:00

He needs to stay away. His career is over.

replies 63Dec 8, 2017 5:06 PM +00:00

So what ever happened with that Rielle tramp? Did they get married, go their separate ways or just continue an affair?

replies 64Dec 8, 2017 5:27 PM +00:00

If you run on a ticket and lose you should be banned from trying ever again. I'm so tired of hearing Clinton, Sanders and Biden speculation. On the other side of the aisle they are always ready to trot out another Bush. Ridiculous. There should be an age cap too. Fed with choosing between a mummy and a cadaver.

replies 65Dec 8, 2017 5:36 PM +00:00
Gillibrand, Murphy, Harris, Brown, Kloubacher, Terry McAuliffe, Steve Bullock, Hickenlooper, Jason Kander, Booker, Cuomo, Mitch Landrieu, Eric Garcetti

Backstabbing SJW fool, Gayvoice, female Obama, Senile, Fat Frau, Clinton Corrupt, Boring white male, Stupid name, Loser, Closeted and Corporate whore, northeastern Italian, empty suit won on family name, superficial media whore.

--The RNC prep work team
replies 66Dec 8, 2017 5:59 PM +00:00

If the candidate has any sort of anomaly- even a prominent mole- the Trumps will turn it into schoolyard chant ("Pop that zit! Pop that zit!").

And that's what Kardashian/Real Housewives-fed Americans go for now: smackdowns. The best at throwing shade wins.

replies 67Dec 8, 2017 6:19 PM +00:00

Did you ever see that video of him doing his hair? The result was better than Cheeto's of course but still... He was obsessed with his apperance.

Also, he used that guile and probably his dick to get a fat perosnl gift from Bunny Mellon in her dotage to pay off that coked up skank he had knocked up. And still she went public. He could n't even handle that right

replies 68Dec 8, 2017 6:32 PM +00:00

R48, while gerrymandering affects federal & state legislative races, it has NOTHING to do with the electoral college. More Democrats have to move away from solid blue states to purple & red ones.

replies 69Dec 8, 2017 7:18 PM +00:00

R66, I find Murphy's gay voice cute. Although he is my senator so I'm biased. Whats wrong with female Obama? Obama won twice by easy margins.

replies 70Dec 11, 2017 8:33 AM +00:00

I don't care that Edwards had an affair. I care that politically he's a total phony. Plus, he's old news.

You guys want to LOSE AGAIN?

replies 71Dec 11, 2017 8:47 AM +00:00

I think the fact he returned to private practice and has been out of the public arena for years tells me he doesn't want to run again.

Until Trump was elected I would have said Edward's affair and the criminal charges would have disqualified him as a viable candidate. But now who knows? If Edwards could up his public arrogance and maybe get the Chinese to back him he might win.

replies 72Dec 11, 2017 9:12 AM +00:00

Jesus no. An affair is one thing but the details were a bit too sordid. His wife's terminal cancer, the pregnant sex tape...

replies 73Dec 11, 2017 9:14 AM +00:00

Sherrod Brown needs to run

replies 74Dec 11, 2017 9:15 AM +00:00

I like Brown. I could support him. Id also vote for Murphy, Gillibrand, Harris, most of the dem hopefuls honestly

replies 75Dec 11, 2017 9:25 AM +00:00

Gillibrand and Brown have "weird voice" issues.

replies 76Dec 11, 2017 9:28 AM +00:00

He was rightly made fun of for getting what was reported as a $300 haircut. And that video of him styling his hair while Julie Andrews trills "I'm So Pretty" is hilarious. This guy thought he could be President? Even without the scandal I don't think he had a chance.

replies 77Dec 11, 2017 9:34 AM +00:00

Who are you referring to R77? Link to story please

replies 78Dec 11, 2017 9:36 AM +00:00

R78 - why should someone look up a link for a very public well known story? It's kind of like asking for a link proving he ran for the nomination.

Gillibrand has no future running for President. The party can't afford to lose the support of the male voters it has. She went too far on Franken. I think there are lots of progressive men who are thinking (privately or publicly) "Hold up a minute. He denied the claims and agreed to an investigation but she still bullied him out of office?)

replies 79Dec 11, 2017 10:34 AM +00:00

R79 I don't know who you're talking about, we are discussing several candidates on this thread. I'm also a millennial. Something well known to you might have happened when I was in middle school

replies 80Dec 11, 2017 10:37 AM +00:00

R80 - not my problem. BTW a simple google search for $300 haircut brings up the info you need.

replies 81Dec 11, 2017 10:50 AM +00:00

Keep being a cunt R81
replies 82Dec 11, 2017 10:52 AM +00:00

I see the freeper Trump trash has arrived at r77/r79. Between them and the fraus shrieking about how unforgivable adultery is, this thread is officially dead.

replies 83Dec 11, 2017 12:20 PM +00:00

For those too lazy to investigate themselves, here is a piece entitled "Edwards Embarrassed About $400 Haircuts." It's from the Washington Post, April 20, 2007:

John Edwards is feeling pretty -- pretty embarrassed about paying $400 apiece for two haircuts. The Democratic presidential candidate says the high-dollar cuts were a simple product of being on the run and ordering up services at the drop of a hat.

"I knew it would be expensive. I didn't know it would be that expensive to have him come over," Edwards told The Associated Press in an interview Friday. "The cost was ridiculous."

The two $400 cuts by Beverly Hills stylist Joseph Torrenueva appeared on Edwards' campaign spending reports filed last weekend. An Edwards spokesman later said that the bill was sent to the campaign and paid by mistake. Edwards will reimburse the campaign, the spokesman said.

"What happened is embarrassing to me," Edwards told the AP. "It was obviously a mistake to have the campaign pay for it."

Late-night comics and others have made fun of Edwards' boyish good looks. A popular YouTube video mocks the former trial lawyer by showing a clip of him primping before a TV appearance as the song "I Feel Pretty" plays on the soundtrack.

The cost of Edwards' haircuts has taken attention away from his plans for revitalizing rural America, which he hoped would dominate his latest campaign swing through Iowa.

The former North Carolina senator made light of the episode when he spoke at a rally in Adel, Iowa.

"Everybody's supposed to have a chance in the United States of America," he said. "Why do we think people want to come here? That's why they want to come here. They want to come here because people like me can come from nowhere, the son of a mill worker ... and now be running for the president of the United States and pay $400 for a haircut."

replies 84Dec 12, 2017 6:30 AM +00:00

No, that's been done and buried. Time for new blood.

replies 85Dec 12, 2017 6:31 AM +00:00

I never want to become like the stupid Republican Party-line voters. I’ll vote for the best candidate without regard to their affiliation.

Although, the last two decades I’ve been pretty much straight Democratic with few exceptions.

The republicans are gawd-awful anymore.

replies 86Dec 12, 2017 6:34 AM +00:00

Edwards was called the "Breck Girl."
replies 87Dec 12, 2017 7:08 AM +00:00