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John Edwards: The Man Without A Future

by @ 5:26 pm on August 25, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John Edwards, Politics

As Democrats gather in Denver, there’s one man who is basically being ignored:

DENVER – John Edwards is burning up the phone lines, begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair – but hearing their rage instead.

As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party – or a political future – trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone calls.

It’s proving a hard sell with onetime true believers.

Many are bitter and disillusioned after swallowing his lies about his affair with a campaign staffer and vouching for his credibility with friends and journalists.

Some ignore his plaintive phone entreaties and don’t call back – even when Edwards leaves follow-up messages. A few return his calls – and give him a piece of their angry minds.

When Edwards reached one longtime confidant asking for advice, he was cut off with a terse: “I don’t want you to call me again.”

The conversation ended abruptly.

I’ll bet it did.

No wonder Edwards is not on the speaking schedule for the convention.

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