I'm sure you've heard by now about John Edwards admitting to having an affair; shit, you were able to find my tiny little blog. This man actually ran for president with this skeleton in his closet; even worse - he created it while preparing for his campaign! To think that this man - my original pick for the ticket - would endanger the party and the future of this country in such a manner is disheartening. Could you imagine if he were the nominee right now, a mere 3 months before the election, and this came to light? There would be next to no chance of McCain losing. The republicans have a very solid track record of picking up the adultery football and running it for a touchdown.
But this isn't about them.
After 8 years of Bush in office, and the complete mess the country is in (justice department, Iraq, housing bubble, torture, our image abroad, katrina, etc), this election is more than just a popularity contest - this, truly, is possibly our last chance to choose a different path for our country for quite some time. To risk America's future because "President Edwards" happens to have a nice ring to it is an atrocity.
Good-bye, John Edwards. As someone who voted you into the Senate so many years ago, got excited when Gore was considering you in 2000, and was thrilled to see you on Kerry's ticket in 2000, you had my respect in abundance.