Friday, August 8, 2008

John Edwards Out As Vice President

Not officially, of course, but he has admitted that he had an affair on his wife. Add that his wife is dying of cancer and that the Democrats are trying not to associate themselves with Clinton's scandal and you have an individual that is simply not going to be picked by Barack Obama.

One thing to note here is, however, that it is incredibly stupid for anyone (Republican or Democrat) to run for president when they have these kinds of skeletons in their closet. They are going to come out, and when they do, your political career could easily be shattered. Bill Clinton may not have had his political career shattered by his blow job, but the blemish put a big red mark on his otherwise spectacular presidency.

Democrats: If you had an affair, or are a closet homosexual, or touched children, or fathered an illegitimate child with an employee, or anything else that could come out then don't run for president. It's not that hard to understand. Look at what has happened to the Republicans in the last several years. All I need to say is "Mark Foley" and you should know that you lost your chance.

You may have dreams of becoming something higher up in the white house, but your past isn't erased just because you are exciting politically. If you killed a man, you are not going to be a police chief someday. If you did something that will damage your credibility with voters, then don't run. You're not doing us any favors.

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