Obama Responds to Edwards’ Admission of Infidelity

By MichaelJames

Aug 9, 2008 8:49am

Upon landing in Honolulu Friday night, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said the following when asked whether there would be a speaking role for former Sen. John Edwards at the convention later this month, given Edwards’ admission last night (read more HERE or watch HERE) of an affair with a former employee of his campaign.

“If I’m not mistaken, I think that they already indicated, the Edwards family indicated that they probably wouldn’t be attending the convention," Obama said, per ABC News’ Sunlen Miller. "I understand that. This is a difficult and painful time to them.  And I think they need to work through that process of healing. My sense is that that’s going to be their top priority. 

"John Edwards was a great champion of working people during the course of his campaign," Obama continued. "Many of his themes are ones that Democrats as a whole share.  Those will be amplified in the convention, and I wish them all well. “

- jpt

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