John and Elizabeth Edwards Spill the Beans
Posted on May 5, 2008
As North Carolinians head to the polls, John Edwards, their former senator, has disclosed that after months of being politically courted he will not endorse any candidate in the Democratic primaries.
The two-time presidential contender and his wife, Elizabeth, like much of America, are torn between the two surviving Democrats in the race.
The Edwardses recently sat down with People magazine to explain what they like—and don’t like—about Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
(h/t: Political Wire)
But he cited two things he likes about the charismatic young senator from Illinois: “One is, I think he really does want to bring about serious change and a different way of doing things. And secondly, I think it’s a great symbolic thing to have an African-American who could be president.”
At that, Mrs. Edwards rolled her eyes and, gripping the arms of her kitchen chair with some exaggeration, seemed about to lunge from her seat. “What about the great symbolic thing about a woman ...”
“It’s important. It’s important,” her husband said. “I know it.”
Bottom line: the couple said they will not endorse either remaining candidate, saving their political capital for their own causes - his, fighting poverty; hers, fighting for universal health care.
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