His trial has been declared a mistrial.
The personal is not the political. His wife seemed like a good person, but I could care less. FDR cheated on his wife. JFK screwed hookers in the White House pool while married.
The facts about John Edwards that I care about are these:
1) He was the only major politician who made a big issue of poverty.
2) He was the only major politician to say he didn’t believe in the war on terror.
3) the reason the affair came to light is because he stopped paying her off, which he did because he was no longer in the race.
The children who thought that having a black president, despite the fact that he was, on the policies, worse than EVERY other democratic nominee, are why the US is so fucked right now. (And yes, he was worse on policy than even Hilary Clinton. Don’t believe me, believe Paul Krugman.)
Edwards trial was a politically motivated show trial. The goal was to make sure that everyone thinks that there was no left wing candidate in the election, and that Obama is the best you can ever do. Well, that and a personal hatred, as best I can tell. Obama refused to cut a deal with Edwards for support. What did Edwards ask for in exchange for support? Help for the poor.
Obama did cut a deal with Clinton, of course. He let her have State, so she could influence foreign policy, the ONE policy area where she was to his right.