Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Elizabeth Edwards, 1949-2010
I just wanted to take a quick second to say farewell to one of the classiest, smartest women to ever grace a political stage. While she never held office herself she was the heart and brains behind both presidential runs that her estranged husband, John Edwards, ran.
She was a strong resilient woman who, dead on, dealt with some of life's toughest problems. Her and John's oldest child died in a Jeep accident when he lost control. The day Kerry conceded the presidential race she announced she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She spent the next few years fighting it and just when she found out she was going to have to deal with again, she found out her husband fathered a child with another woman.
Throughout it all she maintained her dignity and strength. She is one of those people I admired for her determination and intelligence and I can only hope to live up to her example of how to face adversity.
She lost her battle to breast cancer today and the world is a emptier without her.