For the record, I think it is his kid:
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.
There really is no other reason for him to have been in that hotel. If it was not his kid, he would make sure he was never in the same state as Hunter anymore. If there was no baby, only a complete and total moron would be caught DEAD anywhere near a former mistress, particularly after admitting to the affair to your wife and knowing the tabloids are chasing after you.
In fact, the only thing that would surprise me about this whole affair would be if it is NOT his kid. Everything else- the affair, the denials, the fact Elizabeth was told, the money spent relocating her, and so on- none of that surprises me. Visiting the woman and her newborn again in a hotel late at night when the press is on your tail and the kid is not yours? That would be surprising.