John Edwards (once a serious candidate for the presidency) lost his wife to cancer. He then lost his political career to a scandal of his own making. His children have been put through the ringer. Now the authorities are charging him with using campaign funds to cover up the child he had with his mistress. If guilty he faces jail and stiff fines.
What exactly is the purpose of continuing to hound this man when he’s down. Who would be served by sentencing him to a long term in jail? Are we dealingwith prosecution or persecution here?
Besides almost all legal experts says the case against Edwards is extremely weak. He is charged with diverting money from two donors to shield his mistress. One of the donors is now dead and the other is a hundred-year-old woman who may well not be able to testify. Edward’s defense is tha he was given the money as a gift for his personal use, not as a campaign donation.
It is not illegal to accept a gift. So why the hounding?
Should John Edwards be prosecuted/persecuted?
What do you think?