We get so caught up in the rhetoric and passion of politics that I fear we often forget the human beings behind the headlines.
The announcement today that Elizabeth Edwards' cancer has returned has made me particularly sad. There is very little with which I agree with when it comes to John Edwards idealogy. But as someone who has had every single member of his immediate family shattered by cancer while I was growing up, I certainly can relate to what the Edwards family is going through.
My radio producer wants me to devote some time on the next show I host to discuss whether John Edwards is making a mistake by continuing his campaign, now that he knows that she has cancer that has spread to the bone. I just can't really go there right now.
Right now, I just feel like praying for her.
Politics aside, shouldn't we all do that?