Yes, it’s entirely too early for all this 2008 hat-in-the-ring presidential happy crappy. And this is really not a political blog. (Stop snickering.)
But I really like John Edwards–a dedicated family man with true populist values who is willing to focus attention on America’s class divide and ask tough questions about American policy. And I admire his wonderful wife, Elizabeth, greatly–she’s both compassionate and terrifically strong, determined and dedicated.
I was very sorry to hear the news that she is once again battling cancer, but glad to hear that Edwards is still in the race. I’ve never been a Hillary Clinton fan–too corporate, too concerned about saying the politically expedient thing rather than the right thing–and I have serious reservations about Barack Obama’s relationship with big-business donors (though of course, if it came down to it, I’d support either one wholeheartedly in a general election). Edwards seems to live by a strict code of personal values (wow, I sound like a flamin’ conservative here, don’t I?) and to offer fresh takes on the issues that could refocus our government on taking care of substantive domestic affairs rather than rushing to embroil ourselves in one international muck-up after another.
Anyway, I had to steal this little gem from DailyKos commenter droogie6655321:
The Edwards[es] have been married 3 decades. The average Republican candidate has been married 3 times.
If Newt jumps into the race (ugh, need brain-bleach now) I think that might even bump the average up a little…
Elizabeth Edwards and her whole family will be in my thoughts. I know she has access to the best health care available; and what’s more, I know that she and her husband are dedicated to expanding that health care access to the millions of Americans who are currently un- or under-insured. Here’s hoping we hear good news soon.