“If there is not an explanation that’s satisfactory, acceptable and meets high moral standards, the answer is ‘no,’ he would not be a prime candidate to make a major address to the convention.”
–Don Fowler, a former Democratic National Committee chair, as reported in Tabloid’s claims threaten Edwards’ role at party’s convention

Distress Could Have Been Avoided

The meter is running for John Edwards to answer the National Enquirer’s allegations that he fathered an illegitimate daughter, lied about it and orchestrated an “elaborate coverup”. [Latest from the Enquirer: THE PHOTOS EVERYONE’S BEEN WAITING FOR!].

And, with the Democrat National Convention less than three weeks away, it was prominent Democrats who started that meter running yesterday.

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, Gary Pearce, the strategist who ran Edwards’ 1998 Senate race, was blunt:

“He absolutely does have to [resolve it]. If it’s not true, he has to issue a stronger denial,” said Gary Pearce, the Democratic strategist who ran Edwards’ 1998 Senate race. “It’s a very damaging thing. … The big media has tried to be responsible and handle this with kid gloves, but it’s clearly getting ready to bust out. If it’s not true, he’s got to stand up and say, ‘This is not true. That is not my child and I’m going to take legal action against the people who are spreading these lies.’ It’s not enough to say, ‘That’s tabloid trash.’ ”

[Over 60 DBKP stories and videos on the John Edwards scandal.]

Former DNC Chair, Don Fowler was succinct on whether Edwards would be accorded a prime speaker’s spot at the convention–which according to reports he was promised when he endorsed Barack Obama.

“If there is not an explanation that’s satisfactory, acceptable and meets high moral standards, the answer is ‘no,’ he would not be a prime candidate to make a major address to the convention.”

What’s changed the media picture in the last several days? Why is the Mainstream Media suddenly interested in reporting on the scandal now, just a few weeks away from the Democrat National Convention, when they wouldn’t touch it for seven months ago?

Edwards Hush Money

Ryan Tate, at Gawker, sizes up the changed media scenery as though he were using X-Ray Specs [Exploding The Edwards Mistress Scandal]:

See, previously the Edwards scandal was just an irrelevant trifle about how the maybe next U.S. attorney general or even vice president had a baby with another woman while his wife died of cancer and possibly paid the mistress hush money and lied to everyone about it. But now it’s about how a speaker at a meaningless convention might distract the media from covering the media event in the way media handlers prefer. In other words, a REAL story.

What’s up for grabs now is a prime prime-time speaking spot and, as Tate explained, a distraction-less Denver convention. But where is Edwards?

WHERE’S JOHN EDWARDS?

Where\'s John Edwards?

LBG points out that Edwards has disappeared from public view since July 30. [John Edwards Scandal: Where in the World is John Edwards?]:

Continue reading: John Edwards Scandal: Dems Worry, Call on Edwards To Come Forward

by Mondoreb
Source: John Edwards Scandal: Dems Worry, Call on Edwards To Come Forward

Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
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