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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:18 AM
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Edwards to Suspend Campaign
Edwards to Suspend Campaign

John Edwards is suspending his campaign for President, and may drop out completely, because his wife has suffered a recurrence of the cancer that sickened her in 2004, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, an Edwards friend told The Politico.

"At a minimum he's going to suspend" the campaign, the source said. "Nobody knows precisely how serious her recurrence is. Itll be another couple of days before theres complete clarity."

"For him right now he has one priority which is her health and the security of the two young children," said the friend.

As for the campaign, "You don't shut this machine off completely, but everything will go on hold."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0307/Edwards_to_...
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:19 AM
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1. :( Get better Mrs. Edwards.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:19 AM
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2. This is not good news for Elizabeth.
So sad for all involved.
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:20 AM
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so sad. thanks for the update
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:20 AM
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3. That is unfortunate.
Edited on Thu Mar-22-07 10:22 AM by skipos
On a side note, compare how Edwards is handling this to how Newt handled his sick wife.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:20 AM
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4. I was afraid of that
the poor folks, I hope Mrs. Edwards comes out healthy once again and I am saddened by losing his voice in the debate on the direction of the country
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:21 AM
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5. Oh No....I love her. I am praying for you Mrs. Edwards
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:22 AM
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6. I was afraid of that.
This week an old friend passed away after a long battle with the big C.

I sure hope she does OK.
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UnyieldingHierophant Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:23 AM
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7. That sux...strength to her*
FTF
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:24 AM
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8. Real Family Values = John Edwards
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:25 AM
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9. I am so sorry. My best wishes to her, Senator Edwards and their
family and friends. May she have a swift and complete recovery.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:26 AM
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10. Hope Elizabeth gets well soon.
John Edwards is showing himself to be a loving, caring, supportive father and husband which is way more than any of these Rethugs have ever shown toward their families (Newt and Rudy, for example). I really hope this recurrence is not serious and Elizabeth gets better soon.
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:28 AM
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11. I sure hope things work out for the best for Elizabeth............ KR
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:28 AM
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Great man - think about Gingrich who divorced his wife when she
was in the hospital with cancer !
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:28 AM
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12. Great man - think about Gingrich who divorced his wife when she
was in the hospital with cancer !
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:30 AM
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13. hope she gets well--she will make a great first lady
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:36 AM
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14. Damn, I'm truly sorry to hear about Mrs. Edwards health...such a
wonderful person. I'm no fan of Edwards...but I'm still sorry for him to have him drop out for this reason. If he thinks he can be best for America...he should be able to campaign to the best of his ability...and if we were to beat him...I would want it to be fair and square.

I'm afraid there are going to be a lot of heartbroken Edwardites...as there were a lot of heart broken Clarkies when Clark had to drop out.
We can feel their pain and it isn't nice. It will be even harder on them because they will not only lose Edwards...but they could lose their/our beloved Elizabeth who is a real treasure that I think everyone admires and thinks she'd be a wonderful first lady.

A word of encouragement is that lots of people recover completely from breast cancer and Edwards is young enough to make another run in the future to pursue his dream. I pray for them both...especially Elizibeth...bless her soul!
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:39 AM
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15. Very sorry to hear that...
Elizabeth Edwards is a great person and I am sure she will overcome this. What makes it double sad is that she has to go through this again, and the country is going to again be denied Edwards' services, no matter what form they take...

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mikeyj84 Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:41 AM
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16. Elizabeth Edwards
My prayers are with you and your family, may the grace of God help you through this crisis.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 10:53 AM
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17. Best wishes to the Edwards family for recovery
And strength to Edwards supporters on DU.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 11:03 AM
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18. The Important thing now
is for Elizabeth Edwards to get cancer-free again.

Best Wishes to John and Elizabeth Edwards and their family.
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 11:04 AM
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19. So very sorry to hear this...
Edwards is doing everything correctly right now, and that's what counts...Good luck and Good Health to Elizabeth...Compassion for Edward's supporters everywhere..
windbreeze
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 11:14 AM
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20. I am so sorry to hear this.
I had not yet settled on any particular candidate, but I was certainly looking forward to Edwards contributions to the primaries and perfectly willing to support him if he won the nomination.

And not to forget, Ms. Edwards is a formidable force in her own right.

What a heartbreaking development.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 11:17 AM
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21. Damn, that's tough...
Having come from a family that has a history of breast cancer, I wish her all the best and a quick recovery.

John is a good man to stand by her.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 11:25 AM
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22. Based on press conference I believe it is not very serious (at this time)
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 11:34 AM
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23. Except he isn't
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 12:05 PM
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24. The Politico?
Has this source been reputable in the past?
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AshevilleGuy Donating Member (947 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 01:01 PM
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25. ??? He is not suspending the campaign.
His is in NY tonight for a fundraiser; they said this on CNN an hour ago. Apparently he and Elizabeth have decided not to suspend at least for now.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 01:07 PM
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26. Hah! They seeded the Politico with the story...
That's what I just heard. Bwahaha... it's not true.



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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 01:19 PM
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27. Locking
This is apparently false info.

My thoughts go out to the Edwards family during this difficult time.

mvd
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