John Edwards -- 'Boozing,' 'Suicidal' & Totally Getting My Sympathy


John Edwards
John Edwards
Considering the source, we do have to take this news with a gigantic grain of salt, but the National Enquirer (via the Daily Mail) is reporting that scandal-maker John Edwards is really down and out. Sadly, it's not really so hard to believe though. I mean, he'd have to be completely dead inside not to be depressed about the state of his life right now -- even if he did create a good number of his woes.

I really want to be mad at the guy. To say he deserves everything he gets. But I just can't. And I hope this news about his depression and using heavy drinking to cope isn't true.

Edwards is facing the possibility of a criminal trial over campaign finance violations connected to his payments to his lover and baby mama Rielle Hunter. A close friend tells the Enquirer that Edwards has lost 20 pounds, is a "broken spirit" who is drinking to escape reality, and has said he would rather kill himself than go to jail.

That's really awful sounding but not all that unrealistic seeing the hideous choices Edwards has made and been through as a consequence -- including cheating on his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth Edwards, getting caught and labeled a disgrace, losing any professional political footing he had, conceiving a child through that affair with Rielle Hunter, trying to cover all that up, most likely via illegal means, and then grieving with his children when Elizabeth ultimately died from breast cancer.

However, for the sake of all four of his children, even if Edwards does feel this distraught, I hope he will seek help, man up, and take his lickings -- even if that means jail time. After all, an incarcerated father is still better than no father, especially since he can serve his time and make anew once he gets out. This is his only chance to make good on the gigantic mistakes he has made and the hurt he has dealt to his remaining family members.

In any case, I do feel for the guy -- even if it's just a smidgen. I'm sure he never dreamed his selfish, slutty actions would create the massive devastation they have.

Then again, if this whole thing is totally made up, and John Edwards is really partying and carrying on with the ladies -- then screw him, I take it all back!

Do you have an ounce of sympathy for John Edwards?


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Histo... HistoryMamaX3

Not from me... all of his problems are from HIS choices. This is not a result of things gone wrong to a good guy- HE MADE HIS CHOICES. Now, he has to deal with them. Kharma is a bitch.

nonmember avatar Chris

He is too much of a narcissist to kill himself. It's all a ploy for sympathy to try to keep from being indicted!

yayhe... yayheadstart

Why should I feel bad for him when I am sure he would feel no sympathy for anyone else in his shoes? It is his own fault.

Mamab... MamabearC

Nope,no sympathy here;he could've avoided it all had he only made the choice to be a decent human being.

nonmember avatar Shelly

None at all. I have tremendous sympathy for his children, but he gets none from me.

dissi... dissidentX

he's a peice of crap ambulance-chaser, liar, and cheater. The world is bettter off without him.

ajbro... ajbrownies

Karma is a b#### that's all I'm saying. Maybe if his depression leads to regret and action to fix some of his wrongs than I might feel worse for him. He made his bed he needs to cover up and get cozy.

Jak Cast

I pity him, and I have sympathy for his children.  However I don't think John Edwards is suicidal.  If he was, it would just reinforce that he's willing to put his children through yet another parental death rather than to accept the punishment he earned from his dishonesty and theft.   I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that he would consider almost any option other than accepting his reality and facing it like a man -- however I think as a narcissist he would never end his own life.

nonmember avatar Pigeon

I think the 3 older kids will be better off without him because they have so many other loving family members on their mother's side. The youngest kid is the worst off because she had a terrible mother (who dresses the 3 year old just like her - a tramp - see the pix in the Nat'l Enq) and shouldn't be allowed to have a goldfish much less a child.

nonmember avatar KatyDid

If he really can't face prison, why would he put himself (and his family but that wouldn't be his first concern) through an indictment and trial? If he meant it, he would have done it already. It's more BS from someone who can't speak the truth about anything!

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