John & Elizabeth Edwards Explain Decision to Continue Campaign

John & Elizabeth EdwardsWASHINGTON (CNN) — Democratic presidential contender John Edwards and his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth defended their decision to continue his White House bid Sunday, but the former senator said voters’ questions about the decision to keep running are legitimate.

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“I think every single candidate for President, Republican and Democratic have lives, personal lives, that indicate something about what kind of human being they are. And I think it is a fair evaluation for America to engage in, to look at what kind of human beings each of us are, and what kind of president we’d make,” Edwards, the party’s 2004 vice-presidential nominee, told CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of the 2004 campaign and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. But Thursday, the couple disclosed the cancer had spread to her bones — a condition doctors described as incurable, but treatable. (Full story)

John Edwards said he and his wife decided together to go forward with his campaign, and that he was in the race “for the duration.”

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  2 comments for “John & Elizabeth Edwards Explain Decision to Continue Campaign

  1. Anonymous
    March 26, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Can you get Edward or Obama come to Orange County? Since democracy has become a commodity with a price on it, my reserve price is up to $100 to see them.
    I will not pay a penny for Hillary!

  2. demmother
    March 26, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    The Foundation had Edwards here earlier – everyone is still working on Obama.

    Hope we can get them for a lower $$$ amount.

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