John Edwards To Hold Press Conference to Discuss Wife’s Health

John Edwards will be holding a press conference at noon. Rumors are that he may announce he is suspending his campaign.

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards accompanied his wife, Elizabeth, who has been treated for breast cancer, on a doctor’s visit Wednesday. His campaign said they would hold a news conference in their hometown Thursday to discuss her health.

Campaign officials refused to answer any questions about what the Edwardses learned at the doctor’s appointment or how it might affect his candidacy. Edwards had cut short a trip to Iowa Tuesday night to be with his wife Wednesday but still attended a barbecue fundraiser later in the evening in their hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C.

The campaign had said that Mrs. Edwards had a follow-up appointment to a routine test she had Monday. The campaign explained that she had similar follow-ups in the past but they always resulted in a clean bill of health.

The campaign refused to elaborate Wednesday. Family friends said Wednesday night that they didn’t know of any new complications to her health.
I hope and pray that Elizabeth Edwards did not receive bad news, but the fact that a press conference is being called means there is something to report. (Unless you are Chuck Hagel, that is.) I don’t agree with the Edwards’ politics, but I met Mrs. Edwards years ago when I was working as a paralegal in Raleigh and she was very pleasant. The man I worked for many years is a friend of the Edwards and he always spoke highly of Elizabeth. The family has already been through a lot losing their teenage son in an automobile accident. No matter how much money or fame a person achieves, dealing with cancer or any other health issue is difficult. My mom is a breast cancer survivor so I have an especially soft spot for women battling the disease. My prayers go out to the Edwards family.

That oughta clear up that whole "flip-flop" image...
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