Right Wing News has the Edwards/Hunter headline of the day:
Ha ha! I laughed out loud at that one. I’m sure Ann Coulter did, too.
But, seriously, read John’s post.
Read Kirsten Powers’ article at the New York Post as well. It articulates what so many thought about Edwards: he’s a complete phony, a charlatan:
[S]omething about Edwards always seemed uniquely phony, even by the standards of politics. Actually, nothing about him seemed authentic.
Who was he? Apparently, whatever he thought people wanted him to be. In 2000, he helped found the “New Democrat Coalition” for the centrist Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) along with Sen. Joe Lieberman and others. Then, for his 2004 presidential run, he staked out the populist “Two Americas” theme. By 2008, he’d completed a total morph into a class warrior who pandered to the farthest reaches of the Democratic Left…
The poor suddenly became a great concern to him after his 2004 loss – yet he saw no disconnect in building a massive mansion as he crusaded for the poverty-stricken. He discovered New Orleans when he wanted to make his 2008 campaign announcement, but was nowhere to be seen back when the tragedy occurred.
Many, many people felt this way about him immediately. Frighteningly, many Americans completely bought into his act.
Even in the height of this humiliation, the act is still going. Have you noticed his comments on why he had the affair? This is from the last paragraph of his statement:
In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic. If you want to beat me up — feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.
Does anyone not see through his attempt to garner sympathy, which is narcissistic in and of itself? Geez, the guy doesn’t know how to see things from anyone else’s perspective but his own.