Edwards Speaks About Obama, Clinton But Not Affair

John Edwards didn't have to dodge tough questions from an Indiana University audience Tuesday, when the former presidential candidate returned to the stage three months after admitting to an extramarital affair.

The Democrat's speech covered politics, poverty and his hopes for America and the world and he later discussed President-elect Obama and other topics from the audience.

But the question-and-answer period featured only written queries that had been submitted before his speech — and the affair he has acknowledged with filmmaker Rielle Hunter didn't surface.

After his public statements in August, Edwards said he did not plan to speak about the affair again.

In response to questions from the audience, he praised Hillary Rodham Clinton's leadership and said his favorite superhero is Superman.

Edwards also said the intense and exhausting primary season helped Obama.

"That long, drawn-out, tough process played a role in making him a better candidate," Edwards said. "He was well-prepared for this general election campaign."

Edwards said he wants to continue working for poor people struggling to survive in America and abroad, whether he remains in politics or not.

"That's what I want to spend my life doing," he said.


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  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:46 PM
    O.K. I've heard enough of Edward's affair. I'm sure the whole world knows of it by now. I wish my fellow Tar Heel well in his quest to help correct the injustices in America and around the world.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Nov 12, 2008 at 11:40 AM
    What a phoney!!!
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    He is posturing himself for 2012 just as every other politician is. Poly (many) tic (parasite). Translation: many parasites who will suck the life right out of our already struggling economy.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:01 AM
    This so called man is a disgrace to N.C.
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2008 at 04:10 AM
    Why every time a story about Edwards comes up, they have to bring up the affair he had. When will the media get over it? He told his wife about which is more than most would do. Get over it. Its getting old.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Nov 12, 2008 at 03:32 AM
    Anyone want bet Edwards wants to be Secretary of HUD? This scumbag should never again hold office higher than county dog catcher.
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