ABC News: Mistress' Family Challenges Edwards to Take DNA Test: "The family of John Edwards' former mistress, Rielle Hunter, is challenging the former senator to take a DNA paternity test after his claim that he did not father Hunter's 6-months-old child."
Adulterer and liar John Edwards said he "would" take a paternity test, whatever that means. Would, if what?. Why didn't he just take the test and establish that he isn't the child's father...if that's what he really believes? Now he has been challenged by his mistress' family to follow through on his "would" and take the test. His bluff, if that's what it is, has just been called.
I think if he had any real intention of taking a test, he would already have done it. On the other hand, if he is lying (again) about the affair ending in 2006, and it really continued until about May of 2007, which seems to have been when the baby was conceived, then he might be a little nervous about that paternity test. That is one possible explanation for "would" instead of "did."
Maybe he figures if he just doesn't respond to the challenge, the media will let him off the hook. That would be consistent with their behavior so far.