Monday, May 11, 2009

John Edward's Staffers Were Prepared to Sabotage His Campaign

Members of former Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign reportedly devised a "doomsday" strategy over his affair with Rielle Hunter in which they would destroy his bid for office.

Several unnamed former campaign officials said they had prepared a plan in which they would sabotage Edwards' campaign if it appeared he would secure the Democratic nomination, ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reported on Sunday.

"They were Democrats first, and if it looked like Edwards was going to become the nominee, they were going to bring down the campaign -- they were going to blow it up," Stephanopoulos said.

The strategy was apparently put together in secret in December 2007 after months of denying rumors that Edwards was having an affair with a woman and had also fathered a child with her.

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, you have to give props to the people in the campaign who had the moral decency to realize that he shouldn't have become the President if that was going on. On the other hand, you have to wonder why they didn't just leave the campaign and "out" Edwards, instead of continuing to work for the campaign. It seems like a very disloyal and underhanded thing to do. If you don't want to guy to win, work for a different campaign ... or none at all.

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