That said, I do feel a tad-bit sorry for the guy. I started feeling some sympathy for him when Elizabeth went to great lengths to make herself the perfect victim, and thus, the darling of the media. She appeared on every single network and cable show, with the intention of trashing her husband. Talk about a woman scorned. She spent what time she had left on this earth trying to make sure John would suffer. John never once said a word, either in his own defense or against her. That says a lot about the characters of both parties to me.
While she was making sure the country and the world knew what a cad John was, she apparently didn't care what it was doing to their three children, all of whom were old enough to know what was going on, and from what she said in one interview, she made sure they knew all about it. We may never know how much emotional damage she might have done to them. In my book, that makes her just as bad in her own way as her wandering husband was in his.
Then, there was Rielle, the other woman. She's some piece of work, herself, giving interviews and appearing in magazines, etc. And, now she has written a book that is advertised as a "tell-all." Of course she has. What a classy broad.
I predict that John Edwards will come out of this all right. He's an excellent lawyer, who has always worked for children and the downtrodden. I don't expect to see him in any political arena any time soon, but I wouldn't rule it out. He's still young enough to re-invent himself. It's been done before. Look at Bill Clinton, if you don't agree.
So, good luck to him. And, next time, maybe he can keep his zipper zipped.