It seems like from their interviews jurors were split on the other counts, some leaning towards finding him guilty, others leaning towards acquittal, but the one thing they all agreed on: the evidence was just not there.
The strange case of John Edwards sheds some light on the relationship between politicians and donors and serves as a reminder of how close the bond between those who raise money and those who donate it can be.
Here's a question that arises from the John Edwards case: How many other politicians have owed the kind of secret political debt that he did? It wasn't inevitable that Edwards' secret would come out. Other secrets haven't.
The Politician reveals more than almost any political book of recent memory. It's frightening to imagine that this ego driven man was a heartbeat away from being President of the United States of America.
John and Elizabeth Edwards could have been advocates for progressive causes. Maybe someday they will be. But not now. They have shown nothing but contempt for their supporters, the press and the truth.