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58. Well, normal people in normal marriages include one another in major life decisions.
I realize you've said before that's not how you and your wife work, but 99% of the rest of married and otherwise life-partnered people take their spouses'/partners' health and opinions into consideration when deciding whether to do something that would greatly interfere with their day-to-day lives.

I know I'd be steamed if my life partner decided to run for president without including me in the decision, as a presidential run drags the whole family into it, whether the family wants to be in it or not.

That and there has been much speculation that if Elizabeth had wanted her husband to drop out of the race and take care of her (or, at the very least, not subject her to all of the scrutiny that a candidate's wife gets even under the best of circumstances), he would have. So, yes, in that way, it's her decision just as much as it is his.
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  -Oprah will confront Elizabeth Edwards today about her husband's decision Truth Hurts A Lot  Apr-06-07 02:11 PM   #0 
  - Hopefully, Mrs. Edwards will ask Ooompah.....  Aviation Pro   Apr-06-07 02:13 PM   #1 
  - I would like to see that.  EstimatedProphet   Apr-06-07 02:14 PM   #3 
  - ditto. bring it on  MyDogSpot   Apr-06-07 02:27 PM   #10 
  - Uh, probably because it wasn't obvious to anyone yet that he was to become the Worst President Ever.  DRoseDARs   Apr-06-07 02:27 PM   #9 
  - I'll cut Oprah some slack...  Virginia Dare   Apr-06-07 02:31 PM   #14 
  - Prior to 9/11, his administration looked pretty lame and was shaping up to be a one-termer...  DRoseDARs   Apr-06-07 02:39 PM   #19 
  - You're right, it's far worse than anybody predicted...  Virginia Dare   Apr-06-07 02:53 PM   #24 
  - How about her "interview" with the Gropenator?  mitchtv   Apr-06-07 03:31 PM   #44 
  - Actually it was obvious to many people  walldude   Apr-06-07 02:51 PM   #22 
  - Even a superficial read of his bio showed he was a life long loser  sarge43   Apr-06-07 03:56 PM   #48 
  - OK, but it was obvious to a lot of people that he would be really bad  EstimatedProphet   Apr-06-07 04:02 PM   #49 
  - "Oprah" gave Gore a pass also n/t  ellacott   Apr-06-07 02:31 PM   #15 
     - President Gore received no pass....  Aviation Pro   Apr-06-07 03:31 PM   #45 
        - And Gray Davis received no time  mitchtv   Apr-06-07 03:37 PM   #46 
  - Confronts? Is she going to be that antagonistic?  BrklynLiberal   Apr-06-07 02:14 PM   #2 
  - *** See post 28; the OP chose to use the word "confront", rather than "interview".  Sapphire Blue   Apr-06-07 03:31 PM   #43 
  - I am sure that Oprah will have all the right advice for  anitar1   Apr-06-07 02:15 PM   #4 
  - "confront" her?  Lex   Apr-06-07 02:15 PM   #5 
  - Like she stole a car or something, sheeesh. nt  Snotcicles   Apr-06-07 04:07 PM   #51 
  - I hope this starts to end  PATRICK   Apr-06-07 02:16 PM   #6 
  - Yes, this could turn out to be a good thing  Truth Hurts A Lot   Apr-06-07 02:20 PM   #7 
     - I'm still perplexed as to why it's an issue  MyDogSpot   Apr-06-07 02:29 PM   #12 
        - Thanks to movies, we've become an overly idealist/romantic society nt  Truth Hurts A Lot   Apr-06-07 02:32 PM   #17 
        - and why it's any of our business how she decides to  Justyce   Apr-06-07 03:00 PM   #29 
        - because the GOP cynically  PATRICK   Apr-06-07 11:03 PM   #56 
  - Why is a confrontation necessary?  MyDogSpot   Apr-06-07 02:26 PM   #8 
  - more viewers and higher ratings  Howardx   Apr-06-07 02:28 PM   #11 
  - I think "confront" was the OP's choice of words  qanda   Apr-06-07 03:18 PM   #41 
  - *** It's an INTERVIEW. The OP chose to call it a "confrontation". See post 28. ***  Sapphire Blue   Apr-06-07 03:28 PM   #42 
  - Not a wise move on Oprah's part. I hope Barack distances himself from this particular epidsode.  cooolandrew   Apr-06-07 02:30 PM   #13 
  - color me confused  Wickerman   Apr-06-07 02:47 PM   #21 
  - Spoken like a true Oprah hater.  Rosemary2205   Apr-06-07 02:31 PM   #16 
  - I have been surprised by many DUers the last couple of days  ellacott   Apr-06-07 02:41 PM   #20 
     - Oompah Winfrey is a self-important, self-promoting over-paid...  truebrit71   Apr-06-07 03:08 PM   #32 
        - And let's not ever forgive her for bringing us the great  durtee librul   Apr-06-07 04:43 PM   #53 
           - My point exactly...  truebrit71   Apr-06-07 05:36 PM   #55 
  - "Confront"  Madspirit   Apr-06-07 02:37 PM   #18 
  - I don't see the word "confront" as always having negative connotations  Truth Hurts A Lot   Apr-06-07 02:56 PM   #27 
     - confront: "to face in hostility or defiance; oppose"  Lex   Apr-06-07 03:10 PM   #33 
     - I don't know...  Madspirit   Apr-06-07 03:15 PM   #37 
  - The word "confront" was not used in the link you provided; why did you use it?  Sapphire Blue   Apr-06-07 02:52 PM   #23 
  - ^^^^^^^^^^^^ A reply to the above post would be nice.  Sapphire Blue   Apr-06-07 02:55 PM   #26 
  - well  Truth Hurts A Lot   Apr-06-07 02:58 PM   #28 
  - Your use of the word was misleading. Perhaps you should consider editing your subject line.  Sapphire Blue   Apr-06-07 03:04 PM   #30 
  - She doesn't understand what the word means apparently.  Lex   Apr-06-07 03:11 PM   #34 
     - Neither is she responding to the many posters who've negatively interpreted her usage of it. Hmmm.  Sapphire Blue   Apr-06-07 03:16 PM   #40 
  - It was misleading and inflammatory  ellacott   Apr-06-07 03:07 PM   #31 
  - I agree, I highly doubt that Oprah intends to CONFRONT her.  PelosiFan   Apr-06-07 03:13 PM   #36 
     - Yes, truly stifling  ellacott   Apr-06-07 03:15 PM   #38 
  - I hope Oprah brings up what Newt did when his wife  stanwyck   Apr-06-07 02:54 PM   #25 
  - Oprah who?  sfexpat2000   Apr-06-07 03:13 PM   #35 
  - Oprah had Elizabeth on before  qanda   Apr-06-07 03:15 PM   #39 
  - I'm watching the program now  qanda   Apr-06-07 03:44 PM   #47 
  - Thank you for the information  ellacott   Apr-06-07 04:04 PM   #50 
  - Hasn't Couric done enough damage?  ZombyWoof   Apr-06-07 04:41 PM   #52 
  - Hasn't the OP's misleading choice of words ("confront") done enough damage? See post 28.  Sapphire Blue   Apr-06-07 04:52 PM   #54 
  - "her's" I didn't realize she was in the race and able to make a decision about it  RGBolen   Apr-06-07 11:18 PM   #57 
     - Well, normal people in normal marriages include one another in major life decisions.  eyesroll   Apr-06-07 11:35 PM   #58 

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