John Edwards Bails Out of Scholarship Program He Founded
Back in 2005, when John Edwards was the vice-presidential nominee, he began a scholarship program called "College for Everyone." Edwards got a lot of positive press attention.
Now, however, Edwards has creditability problems, considering allegations that he has a mistress and a love child. Although Edwards once looked like a front runner to step into the VP slate on Sen. Barack Obama's slate, now his second chance seems to be dwindling.
One of the ways Edwards is trimming back--abandoning his scholarship program. Although officials are now scrambling to say that the program was only for three years, neither Edwards nor any program officials originally declared a three-year limit.
Instead, they ballyhooed the program as a model, and what the U.S. could expect if John Edwards were president.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards is pulling the plug on a scholarship program he started at an Eastern North Carolina high school -- a program he once promised would be a model for the nation under an Edwards presidency.
Edwards' presidential hopes have evaporated. And he recently informed Greene County officials that he would end the pilot program at Greene Central High School.