John Edwards Respects Wife’s Opposing Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night.

In addition to poking fun at Edwards’ expensive locks, the power couple conversed on Mrs. Edwards’ San Francisco gay pride appearance, during which she diverted from her hubby’s civil union policy, “I’m completely comfortable with gay marriage…”. Replying to his lovely wife’s lovely comments, former South Carolina Senator Edwards admitted he’s still evolving:

A lot of people I love and care about feel the same way Elizabeth does. I’m very strong about ending discrimination against gay and lesbian couples. But I’m not quite where Elizabeth is yet.

Well, then, perhaps Lizzie should be running for president.

But, seriously, it’s nice to know that a man can admit his political and social weaknesses. Whether he’ll do something about them – well, that remains to be seen…

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  • wjpugliese

    It’s pretty obvious that by the way both candidates Edwards and Obama have spoken about gay marriage that they are clearly leaving the door open to “evolve” on the issue in the future, when marriage equality is more palpatable to the American people. Sure, this isn’t perfect leadership but the signs are encouraging. Edwards always says things to the effect that “he’s not there yet”, with yet being the operative word. Obama always says when referencing gay marriage that he may be wrong on the issue, leaving room for a future flip flop. Even Hillary never speaks in definitive statements with no wiggle room on this matter. I have no doubt that privately all three candidates are either ambivilent or generally supportive of same sex marriage rights.

  • ben

    Here’s the evidence the Right has been waiting for. The Edwards Family’s marriage is ripping at the seams!

  • nilla4me

    Hey team, Please correct the fact that John was a senator from NORTH Carolina, not South Carolina.


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