Elizabeth Edwards Finds Unlikely Ally in Ann Romney

Both battle illness on campaign trail
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2007 7:38 AM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, greet supporters at a Labor Day rally in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. The United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Elizabeth Edwards' decision to encourage her husband's presidential campaign despite her diagnosis of incurable breast cancer has drawn considerable controversy. Lambasted by some as a "terrible mother" for leaving her young children at home to join the campaign trail, Edwards soldiers on and has found key support from an unlikely ally, reports Time magazine.

GOP candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, has told Edwards: "I totally understand why you're still fighting." Ann Romney faces some of the same limitations Edwards struggles with. "It's much easier to do this if you don't think of other women making these sacrifices as the enemy," said Edwards.