Will Suspend Campaign
Update: Well, it looks like NBC News got sandbagged; Edwards says his wife's cancer has returned, but for some reason he is continuing with the campaign.
My original post follows:
The news no one wanted to hear today:
Democrat John Edwards is suspending his campaign for the presidency due and may drop out completely because his wife has suffered a recurrence of cancer, sources said Thursday.
A prominent Iowa Democrat told Norah O’Donnell of NBC News that Edwards’ campaign has begun calling supporters in Iowa and telling them that he will suspend his presidential bid and started cancelling upcoming events in Iowa.
“At a minimum he’s going to suspend” the campaign, a friend of Edwards told The Politico. “Nobody knows precisely how serious her recurrence is. It’ll be another couple of days before there’s complete clarity.”
“For him right now he has one priority which is her health and the security of the two young children,” the friend said.
Politics is irrelevant at a time like this, and the only thing that matters right now is her prognosis and support for their family.