Get entertainment, celebrity and politics updates via Facebook or Twitter. Disgraced Democrat John Edwards was spotted enjoying a lunch date with his reported new girlfriend — 35-year-old single mom Danielle King.Afterwards, Edwards bid Danielle goodbye and popped by a nearby supermarket to stock up on groceries.The apparent romance suggests that his scandalous relationship with Hunter, who ruined his political career when their affair emerged after she gave birth to his daughter Frances Quinn, is firmly in the past.Their relationship ended after her book about the torrid affair.But Hunter had second thoughts after publishing the tome.He was found not guilty on the illegal use of campaign funds charge, and a mistrial was declared on the remaining counts. Edwards, meanwhile, apparently continued his relationship with Rielle Hunter off-and-on until just last year. John Edwards, meanwhile, has returned to private practice.
I’ve been thinking about John Edwards some lately, because in a lot of ways, he was ahead of the curve on the issues with which Bernie Sanders has helped to mainstream.Edwards couldn’t get past that, but when John Kerry needed a running mate in 2004, he selected Edwards to give the ticket some youth and charm, and to boost his prospects in the South.Edwards was an absolute failure as a Vice Presidential candidate, however.Onlookers said the two were “very smiley” and “engrossed in conversation” during lunch.“They gazed into each other’s eyes as if they were the only two people on the planet,” one witness told the magazine.I jumped on his bandwagon briefly, so caught up in his rhetoric, because he was the only candidate who really spoke to that particular issue, one that meant a lot to me personally.