I don’t like Edwards. I don’t like his stances, nor how he made his money. I view people like John Edwards as the reason why doctors are fleeing states like mine because of outrageous malpractice insurance rates.
But he’s been married to the same woman for over thirty years. I’ve been with mine for over 16. He’s lost a son in a car accident, and that’s my greatest fear in life. Now will lose his wife to cancer. I know loss having recently lost a loved one to cancer.
So those two paragraphs kind of negate each other.
But as Ron Coleman points out, he’s either lying or a moral retard. I believe he’s lying: He’s seriously considered it, and worse, he’s belittling those who struggle with cancer.
Cancer is not something that you can ignore. It’s not something that allows you to live life the same way you did the day before your diagnosis. Cancer changes everything, and everyone it touches.
John Edwards is being shallow and too cavalier with his wife’s diagnosis. If he had the balls, he would have done the honorable thing and left the race. He’s young; he can compete again in 2012. His wife won’t be there (sorry, but bone cancer is one of the nastiest kinds around) and he will be able to focus on the race then.