(The Weekly Vice) Well, there's no doubt about it. John Edward's campaign is over at this point. Regardless of his good showing in current polling, there's a land mine awaiting his campaign if he were to ever be nominated - and the Rapid Fire Media knows this.
While the National Enquirer's story of an Edward's infidelity claim has failed to gain major traction, it has something far worse.... It's a slow drip story.
This means that as new speculative updates to this story come out, the less electable Edwards becomes, as he trails the Democratic pack in most states anyways.
While few people really believe Edwards has a real shot at the nomination anyway, the story has a bigger significance. Where will Edwards supporter's votes go when they figure out he's unelectable?
Excerpt from the National Enquirer's Story:
Presidential candidate John Edwards is caught up in a love child scandal, a blockbuster ENQUIRER investigation has discovered.The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that Rielle Hunter, a woman linked to Edwards in a cheating scandal earlier this year, is more than six months pregnant — and she's told a close confidante that Edwards is the father of her baby!
The ENQUIRER's political bombshell comes just weeks after Edwards emphatically denied having an affair with Rielle, who formerly worked on his campaign and told another close pal that she was romantically involved with the married ex-senator.
The ENQUIRER has now confirmed not only that Rielle is expecting, but that she's gone into hiding with the help of a former aide to Edwards. The visibly pregnant blonde has relocated from the New York area to Chapel Hill, N.C., where she is living in an upscale gated community near political operative Andrew Young, who's been extremely close to Edwards for years and was a key official in his presidential campaign.And in a bizarre twist, Young — a 41-year-old married man with young children — now claims HE is the father of Rielle's baby!
But others are skeptical, wondering if Young's paternity claim is a cover-up to protect Edwards.Meanwhile, Edwards' cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth has joined him on the campaign trail. In a statement issued to The ENQUIRER through her attorney, Rielle said: "The fact that I am expecting a child is my personal and private business. This has no relationship to nor does it involve John Edwards in any way.
Andrew Young is the father of my unborn child."But a source extremely close to the 43-year-old divorcée says Rielle has told a far different story privately: "Rielle told me she had a secret affair with Edwards. When she found out that she was pregnant, she said he was the father."Rielle loves Edwards and will do anything to protect him, the source says. source