John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.
In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.
I liked John Edwards. I really did. I thought he would have made an excellent president, and he very well might have.
But you cannot run for President of the United States with something like this in your closet, and you can NOT lie about it and expect to get away with it. The situation with his wife's cancer only makes the situation worse; whatever sympathy she brought to his candidacy in the primary is long gone now.