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Edwards Not Ready to Say He Shouldn’t Have Run for President

Former presidential contender John Edwards has been largely in hiding since admitting last August to an extramarital affair with a woman who later worked for

Jul 31, 2020
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Former presidential contender John Edwards has been largely in hiding since admitting last August to an extramarital affairwith a woman who later worked for his second presidential campaign. But in a lengthy interview with The Washington Postthis week, Edwards broke out of the shell a bit to say that there’s no indication it was a mistake to enter the race knowing that the affair could have killed the Democrats’ chances at the White House if he were nominated.
He said that for all the trauma that came of the 2008 campaign, he is not ready to declare that it had been a mistake to run, calling that a “very complex question.” He believed, he said, that he had pushed Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton in a more progressive direction on issues including health care — Edwards was the first to propose an individual insurance mandate — and that the value of his having run will be determined partly by what Obama achieves on these fronts.
“Did it make sense to run and stay in the race? Time will tell,” he said.
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