Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why I'll Never Run for Public Office

I love John Edwards. Even after he confirmed his affair, I still love John Edwards. I know he's not the first person to cheat on a spouse and he certainly won't be the last, but, "What was he thinking?!?"

After two bids to gain the democratic nomination, he should be well aware that he is a public figure. Even I know enough about politics and the scrutinization of public figures to know I could never run for any sort of public office. Five minutes snooping around in my private life would give any opponent enough dirt to ensure my loss and embarass my family.

I really could care less about the affair, but he has destroyed any credibility he once had. Even his campaign to end poverty in America will suffer and possibly end because of this mistake. He lost his speaking engagement at the Democratic National Convention and probably all hope for a cabinet spot when Obama is elected.........what a colossal waste.

I cartainly hope she was a good piece of ass. I somehow doubt, in retrospect, he still thinks it was worth it. And don't even get me started on this group of women who don't have enough respect for themselves to say "no" to men who are percieved as "powerful". Make no mistake, I'm all for a woman having sex with whomever she chooses, but really.....ask Monica Lewinski...."how did that work out for you?"

I'd rather be famous than infamous.

And, to Mr Edwards I say, "Bad, bad!"

1 comment:

Jessican said...

I think you hit the nail when you brought up how his war on poverty movement will now suffer. America just lost a really great selection for VP, Attorney General, or the Supreme Court, all because he couldn't show better judgment in his personal life.

At the end of the day, America will suffer since he has lost his (immediate) ability to use his position for positive actions against poverty.

So sad. I'm still bummed out. I was already calling him Attorney General Edwards.