Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61

That is, the person who almost became Second Lady of the United States (wife of the Vice President) in 2004. That is, missing it by 19 Electoral College votes and 1.7% of the popular vote.

Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61 - Yahoo! News (external - login to view)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Elizabeth Edwards, who closely advised her husband in two bids for the presidency and advocated for health care even as her own health and marriage publicly crumbled, died Tuesday after a six-year struggle with cancer. She was 61.
She died at her North Carolina home surrounded by her three children, siblings, friends and her estranged husband, John, the family said.
"Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but, she remains the heart of this family," the family said in a statement. "We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life. On behalf of Elizabeth we want to express our gratitude to the thousands of kindred spirits who moved and inspired her along the way. Your support and prayers touched our entire family."
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, in the final days of her husband's vice presidential campaign. The Democratic John Kerry-John Edwards ticket lost to incumbent President George W. Bush.
John Edwards launched a second bid for the White House in 2007, and the Edwardses decided to continue even after doctors told Elizabeth that her cancer had spread. He lost the nomination to Barack Obama.
The couple separated in January after he admitted fathering a child with a campaign videographer.
I feel very sad by this news, she didn't deserve to be kicked while she was down, she had
enough to battle, then she had to battle the press, the gossip and most of all, her husbands
very tacky behavior.

I'm think right now about her children, they loved her dearly, she was a good mother, and
a very intelligent woman, I heard her speak a few times, and she always impressed me.
The poor woman certainly got a raw deal.
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She was far, far better than that philandering piece of dirt ever deserved for a wife.
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She was far, far better than that philandering piece of dirt ever deserved for a wife.

On this we agree, Y.J. How many people do we see who make it to dizzying heights before we find out their true colours?
Wonderful lady. So sad to lose her.

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