I'll admit, when I heard John Edwards was going to run for president, despite his wife's recurrence of cancer, I blew a gasket. This is the same woman (Elizabeth Edwards) who lost their sixteen year old son in a car accident. Her memoir recounting the incident, and its aftermath, is heart-wrenching. I dare any mother to read it and not bawl with empathy.
So my question to Mr. John Edwards is, do you really think this country needs you so desperately that we'd take you away from your family right now? I mean, the race is pretty full of capable candidates. I understand Mrs. Edwards saying that she wants her husband to run. It's his lifelong dream, she doesn't want to stand in his way. What loving wife would? But it's YOUR turn to stand up and support HER, Mr. Edwards! This isn't about you anymore. It's your turn to be there for her and your children now!
She's given up enough for your career and I think, you're going to have a hard time convincing the American public (especially its wives) that you have anything to offer, other than a selfish desire for power! Maybe it's because this year, we lost one of my husband's best friends to colon cancer, or just last week, my dear friend Jane Orcutt to leukemia, but dude, you totally need to learn what matters in life. Until you do, you're not fit for any office. Go ahead. Prove me wrong!