John Edwards: Please Phone Denver
Two TMV posts in one day about the fix John Edwards finds himself in? Hmm. You might think that there’s something to the allegation that he fathered a love child with Rielle Hunter.
If the onetime presidential wannabe thinks that the story is going to melt in the summer heat, he’s in for a rude shock in the form of risking being dis-invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Most of the mainstream media has treated the story broken by the National Enquirer like an anthrax-filled envelope, but Democratic Party insiders are sending Edward a different message. As Gary Pearce puts it:
“If it’s not true, he has to issue a stronger denial. . . . It’s a very damaging thing. . . . If it’s not true, he’s got to stand up and say, ‘This is not true. That is not my child and I’m going to take legal action against the people who are spreading these lies.’ It’s not enough to say, ‘That’s tabloid trash.’ “
Pearce ran Edwards’ 1998 Senate campaign and senses, as do I, that with the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer and some other MSM outlets now actively pursuing the story, it’s on the verge of going big time. Very big time.