Inside Edwards' Marriage

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Inside Edwards' Marriage
A Couple of Survivors: Elizabeth and John Edwards

In his run for the White House, John Edwards appears to be taking the slow and steady route, letting Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama fight it out at the top of the polls. His wife seems in tune with that more reflective approach. Not long after the diagnosis, Elizabeth talked to a People magazine reporter about how her worldview had changed. "There is an odd place after losing a child, where you think somehow your life is worthless," she said. The diagnosis "is a reminder that this is the life you've got and you're not getting another one. Whatever has happened, you have to take this life and treasure and protect it." When she and her husband announced in March that they would continue campaigning even though her cancer has returned, she was the role model for grace under pressure, and many cancer survivors have applauded her decision. "We're going to look for the silver lining," she said. "It's who we are as people."

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Barbara Kantrowitz is a senior writer for Newsweek.

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON AND BILL CLINTON
JOHN EDWARDS AND ELIZABTH ANANIA EDWARDS
RUDY GIULIANI AND JUDITH STICH GIULIANI
MIKE AND JANET HUCKABEE
JOHN MCCAIN AND CINDY HENSLEY MCCAIN
BARACK OBAMA AND MICHELLE ROBINSON OBAMA
RON AND CAROL WELLS PAUL
MITT AND ANN DAVIES ROMNEY

 

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