Edwards-Obama: Will John Edwards be Excessive Baggage for Obama? (Opinion)
Now that John Edwards has been caught not only in an affair while his cancer-ridden wife campaigned for him, he's been caught in a year of lies. The next political question is: how much will Edwards' support taint Obama?
Watch the videos in this op-ed and play the politics game--how will the Obama camp handle this crisis of ethics in the Democratic party front-runners camp?
Admittedly, Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Barack Obama is "Mr. Slick" His Teflon rating is of a factor that's pretty much impossible to calculate in normal, rational, political terms. Perhaps one joke making the rounds sums it up the best: "Why did Barack Obama really go to Jerusalem? He wanted to see the manger where he was born."
...Now the Edwards affair could be an albatross not only for the Democratic party, but for Obama as well. Edwards is high on Obama; Obama's been high on Edwards, too--once their primary competition was over.
...Obama, citing Edwards' "creditablity," said "I have no doubt that John Edwards can be extremely helpful to us....in every demographic."