Once mentioned as VP, Edwards won’t be at DNC
DENVER, Colorado – Once mentioned as a possible running mate for Barack Obama, John Edwards’ admission Friday that he had an extramarital affair now means that he probably won’t be at the Democratic National Convention later this month.
Edwards, who cultivated a family-friendly image during his political career, also denied fathering a daughter with the woman.
Edwards campaigned for president with his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, but dropped out midway through this year’s primaries after it became apparent he could not keep up with front-runners Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. He recently endorsed Obama.
Speaking to reporters Friday in Honolulu, Obama praised Edwards as a “great champion of working people” during the campaign and said the couple probably would not attend the party’s convention in Denver.
“I think they need to work through that process of healing,” Obama said.