Johnny Too Bad

When I saw Edwards speak at Dartmouth, it was fairly evident from his answer to a question about LGBT rights that he’s a homophobe. Now, Bob Shrum, in his memoir, is confirming this:

In his new memoir, “No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner,” Shrum recalls asking Edwards at the outset of that campaign, “What is your position, Mr. Edwards, on gay rights?”
“I’m not comfortable around those people,” Edwards replied, according to Shrum. He writes that the candidate’s wife, Elizabeth, told him: “John, you know that’s wrong.”

For once, I’m with James Kirchick: Edwards, from this alone, is plainly not fit for the presidency.

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