This is John and Elizabeth Edwards on their wedding day.
I've been annoyed that some people have presumed to know what the right reaction should be to her disease. The Edwards came to politics from grief -- the death of their son led them to seek greater meaning in their existence. Anyone who has seen them talk knows that they have found that meaning, believe in it and embrace it. To expect that they should throw it away now that she's ill seems to ignore and disrespect who they are.