Okay, this has been bugging me for several days, and I've finally just got to say it:
John Edwards, was that piece of ass really worth everything it cost you?
Yeah, I didn't think so.
I was SUCH a fan of John Edwards. For months, I walked around whining that Edwards was totally getting the shaft, that the only candidates anyone could focus on were those spotlight hogs, Hillary and Barack, and that we were going to miss out on the best candidate.
And boy howdy, was I wrong.
I keep hearing things like, "Well, his wife was in remission when he had the affair," and "Well, the baby isn't his," and my personal favorite, "Well, she's forgiven him, so we should too."
And all I can think is this: what if Edwards had won the nomination?
We would lose the presidency. Again.
We would lose the country. Again.
Maybe if I were married to John Edwards, I would have enough love for him to forgive him for such a devastating betrayal. Maybe I could forgive his risking our marriage and our life together.
But I can't forgive his risking my country. I can't forgive his taking such a chance with MY future.
I wonder if he thinks it was worth it?