Should John Edwards Speak Up?

The aide who had said he fathered the baby of the former senator's mistress now says, Edwards is the real father.


A man who once claimed he fathered the child of John Edwards' mistress now says in a book proposal that the former presidential candidate and senator of North Carolina is the baby's real father.

The New York Times reported Saturday that Andrew Young wrote in a proposal for a book that Edwards asked him to hide the real paternity of Rielle Hunter's child.  The newspaper also reports that Young wrote Edwards told Hunter he would marry her after his wife died.  Elizabeth Edwards has cancer.

So far, no comment from the Edwards camp.  Whether what Young says is true or false, should Edwards address the allegations publicly?  He's no longer an elected public official, so does he owe the public an explanation? Should the media pursue this story or lay off?



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  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Sep 22, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    John Edwards is a non issue. He's over and done with. I could care less what he is or is not doing. Both he and Elizabeth Edwards need to just go away. I feel bad for her, what he did was wrong, but I could honestly care less about the two of them.
  • by RL Location: NC on Sep 21, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    If Edwards did decide to come clean...could we believe another story of his?? I really don't think that being an elected public official should make any difference as to whether any of us should tell the truth.
  • by Cris Location: Durham on Sep 21, 2009 at 06:00 AM
    The media won't lay off because the story never ends. If Edwards would come clean once and for all, it should end there. Of course, with Young peddling a book and Hunter peddling photos to tabloids, it will continue endlessly. I guess they were willing to sell their souls but now want more money so this train keeps on wrecking.

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