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Friday, March 23, 2007

If He Didn't Have Bad Luck...

...Senator John Edwards would have no luck, at all.

His embattled campaign, so recently embroiled in Bloggergate where he fired, and re-hired two controversial lady bloggers (twice), has met with the ultimate bad news, in terms of personal stamina for a long, bitter campaign which the 2008 US Presidential election, is definitely going to prove to be.

His wife, also a lawyer and a cancer survivor who had thought she had beat the disease shortly after the 2004 election, has had a relapse.

Once thought of as a potential Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidate herself, the forceful public-speaker, Elizabeth Edwards, was diagnosed as having a "spot of cancer" in her ribs, which is treatable if not curable.

Poor thing. I wish her well.

(Their son, Wade, was killed in a car accident in 1996, aged only 16)





Unfortunately, even without this latest sad occurence to the fortunes of Senator John Edwards' presidential hopes, I don't think this lightweight man had much of a chance to become the Democratic nominee, to begin with.

He's a bit like ex-Florida Senator Bob Graham, in the fact that on paper his credentials look good (Southerner, being nearly a prerequisite these days), but unlike Hangman Bob, when you hear what Edwards has to say, his views and spine are as gossamer-thin as paper.

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6 Comments:

  • This is an awful situation for her and Edwards. I hope campaigning was her choice.

    Vic, are you going to do a post on our next President?

    By Blogger JSU, at Fri Mar 23, 12:00:00 am GMT-4  

  • This is an awful situation for her and Edwards. I hope campaigning was her choice.

    As Libby and Bob Dole, or Bill and Hillary Clinton, she is the one with the brains, he with the charm (or in Edwards' case, the hair).

    It's a horrible blow on so many fronts, but in terms of his moral support and campaign strategist, it's brutal...

    Vic, are you going to do a post on our next President?

    I DON'T BELIEVE THIS!

    I was ABOUT to do a little "update" at the end of this post, about Fred Thompson, and how even NPR are quaking in their boots about him - having devoted a whole hour to his possible run.

    (CNN too, BTW)

    But I decided to let Elizabeth Edwards' story stand on its own, out of decency.

    I will though.

    Here's a preview: I'm not too sure about Thompson.

    Even with that voice, he's no Reagan.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 23, 12:22:00 am GMT-4  

  • The campaign will be hard for Edwards now that he has to worry about his wife. I admire his determination as he is still pursuing the presidency. However, I think that he has stiff competition in his party and he may not make it to the 2008 presidential race.

    By Blogger merjoem32, at Fri Mar 23, 03:25:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I am very sad for the children, especially the youngest two.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Fri Mar 23, 04:52:00 pm GMT-4  

  • The campaign will be hard for Edwards now that he has to worry about his wife. I admire his determination as he is still pursuing the presidency. However, I think that he has stiff competition in his party and he may not make it to the 2008 presidential race.

    Thanks for the link!

    I was listening to NPR online today, when they were discussing this issue at length around 7 PM.

    (Before that, they had a black lady who was anti-abortion, and particularly angered that pro-abortion people targeted black women to have abortions -- I only mention this, because the Edwards announcement seemed almost tame in comparison to the sparks beforehand)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 23, 11:57:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I am very sad for the children, especially the youngest two.

    The diagnosis of "treatable but not curable", is horrible to hear.

    One doesn't like to think of it, but it seems this time, there's no hope...as you say, the two kids (whom the Edwards had after their son Wade was killed) are in a particularly awful position.

    Hopefully, the reports or diagnosis is not as grave as they sound.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 23, 11:59:00 pm GMT-4  

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