Elizabeth Edwards Sides With Clinton on Health Care

Former candidate's wife also joins Clinton loyalist think tank
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 1:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – Elizabeth Edwards said this morning she has “more confidence in Senator Clinton’s policy than Senator Obama’s” on health care, fueling speculation that the famous political spouse could endorse Hillary in the Democratic presidential race. Edwards has also become a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, which Jay Carney, in Time, calls “a kind of Hillary Clinton Administration-in-waiting.”

Writes Eric Kleefeld on Talking Points Memo, the vote of support “could be yet a further sign that the lack of a health mandate in Obama's plan is what is leading John Edwards to not endorse anybody.” But Elizabeth, who has life-threatening cancer, has also been careful to note recently that she and her husband do not necessarily think alike, and might vote for different candidates.