Many see Perry's 2012 presidential campaign as laughable. Many more believed he could never be taken seriously again after his poor performance (particularly in debates). However, there is nothing more persuasive in moving voters than empathy.
According to the federal prosecutors who indicted John Edwards on Friday, however, the former senator should have been sending his mistress's hotel bills to the FEC.
That is the most peculiar idea in a very peculiar indictment.
The fall from grace of former presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, while not unprecedented, has been epic. Edwards has gone from the poster boy of the American Dream to the quintessential politician behaving badly.