Nobody's Ready to Forgive John Edwards
North Carolina poll shows residents not open to a comeback
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 19, 2013 3:30 PM CDT
North Carolina is not over it, John.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

(Newser) – Mark Sanford. Eliot Spitzer. Anthony Weiner. It seems everywhere you look there's a politician proving there is life after sex scandal. So Public Policy Polling decided to ask North Carolina if they'd be open to a comeback from once-favored son John Edwards. The response: Heck no. Only 15% have a favorable opinion of him, and only 19% would be open to electing him again, compared to 67% who replied in the negative to both questions.

The wide-ranging poll included a couple of other interesting points as well. For one thing, huge majorities disapproved of the Supreme Court's neutering of the Voting Rights Act, even though many North Carolina counties were subject to the act's strictures. And, on a much, much sillier note, 11% said they would support federal aid to California for Sharknado relief.

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crankydude
Jul 21, 2013 2:38 PM CDT
There has never been anything to forgive. I wouldn't vote for him if he were a eunuch
Who_Cares
Jul 21, 2013 12:50 PM CDT
Well o.k. so what's the problem with forgivness here. There is so many liers there who didn't get caught and they bashing this guy. It's over for him, he paid very high price. I can see a lot people live with hate and false pretence of forgivness.
KDickley
Jul 21, 2013 12:31 AM CDT
I was going to support John Edwards in the democrat caucus (caucuses are stupid), but there wasn't enough supporters at the Edwards table, so they told us to pick Hillary or Obummers table. Me and my daughter walked out, because I had already found out Obummer was a liar by then, and I knew Hillary was a POS. I almost changed parties when "Blow Job" Bill lied to the American public on national TV about not having sex with Monica. At that time I despised Hillary for not doing anything about Bill, which showed me she had no morals either. It seems democrats think they can have sexual relations and they're above everyone else. All these POS should be setting examples to all Americans.