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What is John Edwards Thinking Tonight?
Associated Content ^ | December 7, 2010 | Ron Hart

Posted on 12/07/2010 5:14:25 PM PST by Pinkbell

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic North Carolina Senator and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards died today, at the age of 61, after a grueling six year battle against cancer.

Edwards, it was announced yesterday, learned over the Thanksgiving holiday that her cancer had spread to her liver. Her doctors recently advised Edwards against further treatment and she returned home to be surrounded by her family as she passed.

Edwards faced not only cancer, but public humiliation when it was revealed that her husband carried on an affair while she was sick with campaign aide Rielle Hunter; an affair that ultimately resulted in Hunter's pregnancy. The Edwards separated earlier this year and were planning to divorce.

It has been reported that John Edwards was among his wife's bedside visitors in her dying days. If so, it is difficult to imagine what must have been going through his mind.

Does John Edwards regret cheating on his cancer stricken wife? Would he had been more, or less, likely to stray had his wife been healthy? How does he feel today as the mother of his children passes at a young age from a horrible disease?

Marriages of all sorts require work. No matter how deep the love, and no matter what the socio-economic status of the people involved, for two people to commit to each other for a lifetime, until death do them part, is the greatest commitment one can voluntarily make to another person. It's a different type of commitment than the one a parent makes to a child, in fact. There is nothing so great as a mother's love, it is said. In many ways, this makes the devotion and care that a parent demonstrates to their children easier, actually.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elizabethedwards; johnedwards
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1 posted on 12/07/2010 5:14:26 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

We’d probably be absolutely furious to know what he’s REALLY thinking tonight.

John Edwards is below whale shit on the moral scale.....


2 posted on 12/07/2010 5:16:11 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Pinkbell

I would like to think that Mr. Edwards is very sad tonight.


3 posted on 12/07/2010 5:17:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: KoRn

the MLK I have a dream speech comes to mind.


4 posted on 12/07/2010 5:17:18 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Pinkbell

If he has a shred of anything resembling a soul, he will be haunted every day of his life with guilty thoughts.

RIP Elizabeth.


5 posted on 12/07/2010 5:17:24 PM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: Pinkbell

6 posted on 12/07/2010 5:17:50 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Pinkbell

About where all of those insurance policies are? Edwards is a scumbag.


7 posted on 12/07/2010 5:17:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper friends!)
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To: Pinkbell

How to rehabilitate his image and political career.


8 posted on 12/07/2010 5:19:35 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Pinkbell

Maybe he can start channeling her now.


9 posted on 12/07/2010 5:21:05 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Pinkbell

How much longer till the arrest him?


10 posted on 12/07/2010 5:21:47 PM PST by ColdOne
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Wonder if she ever regretted doing her part to cover up the Rielle Hunter affair and deceive the American people?


11 posted on 12/07/2010 5:22:00 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl (Play, ya pay.)
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Wonder if she ever regretted doing her part to cover up the Rielle Hunter affair and deceive the American people?


12 posted on 12/07/2010 5:22:18 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl (Play, ya pay.)
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To: Pinkbell

Probably about the malpractice suit he is thinking of filing on behalf of the mother of most of his children.


13 posted on 12/07/2010 5:22:58 PM PST by hflynn
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To: Pinkbell

To have read Game Change and the Politician is to think that the Breck girl is probably on the phone with Rielle tonight...or some other bimbo.
He is a narcissist of the highest order.
That being said, Elizabeth was no saint either. She was driven to be FLOTUS and wanted him as Pres. at all costs. She was not easy to live with, nor was he.
Hoping he has an awakening and comes around..but don’t count on it.
Wondering what their final conversation was about...


14 posted on 12/07/2010 5:23:24 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Stand up Chuck. Let 'em see ya!")
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To: Pinkbell

John’s thinking how to sue the doctors and how much money he beat the Feds out of by “having” her die before the first.
WTF, it’s still about him...


15 posted on 12/07/2010 5:24:08 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Pinkbell

Momentarily he will ponder on what an “F” he is. But it won’t last long.


16 posted on 12/07/2010 5:24:23 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Pinkbell

Who really cares about John Edwards? What about the children who no longer have any parents? John Edwards can’t really be considered a “Father” can he? How much did he care about them? His actions answer that. My heart pains for the innocents.


17 posted on 12/07/2010 5:25:35 PM PST by Hattie
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To: Pinkbell
"Would he had been more, or less, likely to stray had his wife been healthy? It's his wife's cancer's fault he was unfaithful? Didn't he promise to be faithful... "For better, for worse, for richer for poorer, IN SICKNESS and in health." Her illness didn't give him a pass.
18 posted on 12/07/2010 5:27:08 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Pinkbell

He is a complete scumbag. I’ll bet he’s thinking: “cool, if the divorce had gone through, I would have lost at least half my $hit.”


19 posted on 12/07/2010 5:27:30 PM PST by Holen1
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To: ColdOne

Not soon enough for me.


20 posted on 12/07/2010 5:28:42 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Pinkbell
He cheated on his cancer-stricken wife for this?!


21 posted on 12/07/2010 5:28:50 PM PST by South40 (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. ~Thomas Paine)
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To: Pinkbell

Whatever happened at Mrs. Edwards bedside is personal to those in that room. I think they should be left alone in their feelings.


22 posted on 12/07/2010 5:28:50 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: ColdOne

Not soon enough for me.


23 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:07 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Pinkbell

He’s thinking “No alimony!” and “Can I sue the doctors for malpractice?”


24 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:07 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Pinkbell

No doubt he’s going thru her medical files to see if there is anyone he can sue.


25 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:15 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Pinkbell

This is a crass and unnecessary question.


26 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:15 PM PST by Carley (ISRAEL.......NOT SO ALONE!!!)
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To: Pinkbell
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.
27 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:15 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Pinkbell

I have been at the bedside of many hospice deaths.
I see lots of tears, regrets. I see sorrow for time wasted and words/deeds all the family wishes they could take back.
I pray for her family. May she know peace now.


28 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:25 PM PST by pugmama
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To: Salvation

Amen.


29 posted on 12/07/2010 5:30:56 PM PST by South40 (If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. ~Thomas Paine)
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To: colorado tanker
Whatever happened at Mrs. Edwards bedside is personal to those in that room. I think they should be left alone in their feelings.

I don't think anyone here is eavesdropping.

30 posted on 12/07/2010 5:31:28 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: dfwgator

I agree


31 posted on 12/07/2010 5:35:31 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Pinkbell

John is now thinking he can have his slut back now, the p.o.s.


32 posted on 12/07/2010 5:35:56 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Pinkbell

If the death of his son didn’t set his mind right, I doubt this will either.


33 posted on 12/07/2010 5:38:54 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: kabumpo

I picture him like Danny DeVito in “Ruthless People” after he found out his wife was kidnapped.


34 posted on 12/07/2010 5:40:31 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: colorado tanker
Unfortunately, Mrs. Edwards’ husband is a public figure (or was, until the Democrat party disowned him,) and her name is forever connected to this saga.
I would be surprised if the children on both sides of Mr. Edwards change their names at some point.
35 posted on 12/07/2010 5:43:33 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Pinkbell

That he could really use a haircut.


36 posted on 12/07/2010 5:43:52 PM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopfully!)
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To: Pinkbell
What is John Edwards Thinking Tonight?

..how much insurance they had......

37 posted on 12/07/2010 5:45:01 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: South40

That’s a nasty looking tumor.


38 posted on 12/07/2010 5:45:19 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: KoRn

He’s probably thinking that he’s so happy he still has his gonads and his money. And of course, “Does my hair look good?”


39 posted on 12/07/2010 5:45:27 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Pinkbell

He’s thinking he’s going to get a FREE PASS on NO IDICTMENT! No judge would send him to prison when his little kids need him. Democrats are ABOVE the law.


40 posted on 12/07/2010 5:45:54 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Edward’s time of Grace has not yet run out.


41 posted on 12/07/2010 5:47:23 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Mountain Mary

AMEN! Neither were saints, and just because she died doesn’t mean that she should be a saint. She FOISTED him on us. Hope she finds peace.


42 posted on 12/07/2010 5:47:59 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Pinkbell

Was the divorce final? Curious if Silky Pony gets the Chapel Hill property in time to put it up as collateral for his legal fees.


43 posted on 12/07/2010 5:48:17 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Ann Archy
I thought there was a grand jury taking testimony in Raleigh
44 posted on 12/07/2010 5:48:40 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"About where all of those insurance policies are?"

I would imagine he has always had those within reach just waiting for her to pass on. Probably right in his coat pocket.
45 posted on 12/07/2010 5:49:02 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: Pinkbell

Condolences to Elizabeth’s children and any remaining parents and siblings.

John Edwards is one of the most despicable men to ever hold political office. In many ways Elizabeth was his willing accomplice during their disgusting run in the primaries.


46 posted on 12/07/2010 5:49:08 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Pinkbell

I think John Edwards is preoccupied with a pending indictment for misusing campaign funds to support his baby mama.He will grieve for a few days over his former wife and then return to grieving over himself full time.


47 posted on 12/07/2010 5:49:18 PM PST by chuckee
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To: Holen1

exactly.


48 posted on 12/07/2010 5:49:35 PM PST by digger48
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

yes....but NOTHING will happen to him now. Kind of like Gary Condit on 9/11.....RELIEVED.


49 posted on 12/07/2010 5:50:34 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: South40; Lazamataz

” He cheated on his cancer-stricken wife for this?!”

Laz would hit it.


50 posted on 12/07/2010 5:50:46 PM PST by goseminoles
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