Top 11 John Edwards Explanations for his Affair with Rielle Hunter
11. Needed relief from the enormous pressure associated with growing up the son of a mill worker.
10. Trying to appear more sophisticated and European to get Barack Obama’s attention.
9. Newt Gingrich told him that affairs are more exciting when your wife is undergoing cancer treatment.
8. How could he be expected to resist someone who spells her name “R-i-e-l-l-e”?
7. Elizabeth wants to be a senator
6. Unlike Republicans who have affairs, he is not a hypocrite because Democrats believe affairs are a good thing
4. Kobe Bryant assured him that there really wasn't much risk
3. Wanted to have a wife from each America
2. She's the only woman he ever met with softer, more lustrous hair than his own.
1. Thought it was okay since he wasn’t cheating on his wife 99% of the time.