|NC Senator John Edwards, wife Elizabeth on left, 3 children|
The Social Poets: Obama, Team Obama Unfairly Piling On: Prosecutes Populist John Edwards: "From Denny: In a politically motivated desperation move Obama has ordered the Dept. of Justice to go ahead and prosecute populist former Senator John Edwards when they could have settled this out of court.. This is an outrage and a complete waste of taxpayer monies.
Obama desperate to win in 2012 and fears other Democrats could challenge him
What is really going on here? Well, for one Obama is running scared politically since his poll numbers are sagging miserably. He and Team Obama desperately fear a front runner dark horse could appear out of nowhere to grab the Democratic nomination away from Obama. Clearly, they - Axelrod and Plouffe - believe the one possible dark horse with the personal fortune to do it is John Edwards."