Obama: "This is not the John Edwards that I knew"

As everyone knows, John Edwards admitted yesterday to carrying on an adulterous relationship with a “documentary film maker” while his wife was battling cancer. Yes, we know, as we’ve known since 1992, that EVERYONE commits adultery but the bar of decency and common sense while engaging in adultery has certainly been lowered in the past 24 hours. You can step right across it now.

Part of the reason for Edwards to admitting to the affair, other than being caught by a slew of National Enquirer reporters while sneaking into a hotel to visit his former paramour and her child allegedly by an Edwards staffer (as Ace said yesterday, this woman was apparently passed around like a bong at a Phish concert) was that “clearing this up” was the price for an Edwards role at the Democrat convention.

Well, not so fast.

Barack Obama was quick to demonstrate that there is always room for one more under the bus. This by way of Jake Tapper:

“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. “