December 07, 2010

fallows on edwards

James Fallows on being at an event with Elizabeth Edwards with a bunch of "heavy hitters" during the 2004 presidential campaign...

The longer the evening went on, the more people kept deferring and asking questions of, Elizabeth Edwards. By the end, it was like a seminar that she was conducting for the rest. She was talking mainly not about her husband's campaign but about her assessment of the larger shape of the presidential race. ... There was nothing "brave" or tragic about it, just someone who was intelligent, clear-eyed, and tough. I would like to remember that accomplished side of her.

May she rest in the peace she deserves.