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All right apparently there is going to be a statement.
Coming from both John and Elizabeth Edwards shortly.
On the same day that John Edwards did indeed confirm an extra marital affair.
But not an illegitimate.
Child -- another woman.
When we get that state we'll get for a lot of people.
Have been wondering about this story it'd been out there for a couple of weeks many news organizations and argued.
It was about a former presidential candidate what did it matter.
Others had said that it had been a conservative have been that Romney caught up -- something like this they would surely covered it.
So the battle though last on the ride and how these things -- interpreted that's already -- joined here.
But nevertheless so a lot of prominent Democrats saying today that John hundreds and a prominent role for him to campaign.
Had to say nothing of the democratic convention two weeks sense is now dead as wells the prospects for a prominent position and a potential Obama.
Administration and Osama suddenly the Attorney General.
Before wild maybe even potential -- meant of course that clearly is off the table or scenes today.
For the moment so wall eyes starting tonight convention -- we tax.
A fellow who knows a thing or -- about convention dramas.
Is George McGovern.
Right now he has -- against a bill that would make it easier organized labor the labor to force companies to -- he's on the phone with us right now.
Of course -- -- about the former South Dakota senator who was a democratic presidential nominee.
Senator McGovern always good to have you thank you for coming.
You do it you.
I'm senator I do want to get to your union view on on on this thing because it does part company that would Barack Obama but I'd be remiss if I did not mention in the middle of all of this this Edwards thing breaking.
Had a bigger breaks two weeks from now.
Yeah Edwards her yes I have no idea how it breaks I think it's entirely up this Senator Edwards in the way.
And note lest they should -- keep quiet.
Did there was talk though senator that.
Hi Democrats were telling Senator Edwards.
You better do something about this because we don't need this festering at convention time what do you make of that.
I had known nothing of -- said.
I think Senator Edwards is -- good decent patriotic American has is his lawyers.
That there's some difficulty.
Have a personal nature here as they're concerned about aggressiveness.
Would you still grant him a role if you were you know organizing the convention would you grant him a role at the convention.
So that's set.
-- the convention managers I'm just going to be there is an -- So I'm not going to presuppose that I had some wisdom that they don't have about scooter.
Recognize that the convention.
-- I think it's.
Matters -- is ballistic missile that's pretty little stand clear as.
Steve I'm not a marriage counselor.
I had that trouble keep in mind go -- 63 years.
It's let me ask you.
If indeed these kind of scandals I know you don't want to belabor the point here but.
It it comes at a time when when Democrats.
Has not -- the wind going their way.
On the drilling issue in the flip flops on Barack Obama.
And a lot of people criticizes you know senator McGovern Nancy Pelosi.
Leaving congress on a five week break without a vote at least on drilling Gaylord -- And now of course we have the edwards' situation which says he said might or might not be a big deal arm.
Bad timing bad week for Democrats.
You know to.
And so on oh we've got.
What are they gave boost candidates every nominated.
And he's running against a man who really.
Pretty much promises more of the same what we've had for the last eight years.
I've got a letter Republican friends who don't agree -- as well as Democrats so.
The big saying is true the voters of this country to pick the person.
That they think would be the best president of the United States and I think that's Barack Obama.
Hillary Clinton didn't sound nearly as enthusiastic in his speech today supposedly endorsing.
Barack Obama -- -- I.
Third period when she gave her endorsement some weeks ago I don't know how she could have been stronger.
She could have been better.
They're always going to see through Barack Obama don't worry about.
If we don't get her to vote we will look at that they.
I'm positive that there support through Barack Obama.
I remember when you were nominated senator.
You allowed it to nomination never all those who.
Who oppose you at the time you were very.
This surprised -- insurgent candidate who -- shocked the whole system.
Ed muskie was supposed to win at all.
Fell apart and and yet.
There was no pressure not to put -- denomination those who ran against you there's heavy pressure in the case.
Of the Obama folks to make sure that does not happen with Hillary Clinton what do you make of that or is that much ado about nothing.
They get much ado.
A I know both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Quite well right now I watched every move they've made certain months during this bid for the nomination.
I have a highly very -- and Hillary broke these areas.
Going to the place assistant president.
And Barack Obama broke the black area so the democratic four already served the country well.
This democratic nominee though distinctly different with you on on whether union votes.
For membership should be.
Public or private you you like the private idea.
Because I think you're just was that it could be canned soup.
Strong arming members and and and making it tough.
-- is this a big divide between you and Obama.
Not a big decide did.
You know I supported many candidates for the presidency on which I had a difference on some quality.
But I'm not going to let one point difference determine who quote.
-- I would -- got me votes at all it's it depended people that little 100%.
In this case.
You have a proposal to us and them.
Secret ballot process it's so dear to the hearts of Americans.
I don't want to have somebody come up to me -- cars.
And say vote for John doe and here's a card where you could write that on.
I'll see if -- that card is turned down I want to walk into a polling place.
Closed the curtain.
And then vote.
Private and then secret for whoever -- them play and that's the way it should be in deciding whether we have.
Labor union and the particular class everybody that knows my back those -- pull -- earth.
I I come out of a working family has going to work person myself much in my life.
And I am glad that the labor unions -- list it's.
Millions of people in the middle class.
I strong union effort so I'm not against the onions and I think we're doing nemesis safer.
When we take away the secret ballots and say we're gonna assign these people up cards.
As a strong.
-- Senator McGovern thank you very much to cover a lot of ground here and there was appreciate that I'd be well look forward to seeing you and Denver's.
Hey thanks for having me on senator George McGovern the 1972.
All right still awaiting a statement.
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