Mrs. Edwards praised her husband for apologizing for his vote in favor of the Iraq War, and questioned Senator Hillary Clinton's, D-N.Y., for not doing the same.Praise for apologizing and taking back one's vote?
"She even, in the New Hampshire debate said, 'I made a mistake.' People are looking for a mea culpa from her. And when she buried a line like that –- I give her credit for saying that –- but when she buries that line... we're electing a leader of the free world, and just like the votes on this last funding bill, we're looking for a leader," Edwards contended.
Leadership is about making a decision and not wavering or apologizing, despite public opinion and popularity. Leadership is about governing with the best interest of your constituents in mind. If you do that, there is nothing to apologize for -war included. Mea Culpas are for spilled milk, not for political officials who have chosen to vote or take a step one way, and then learning that they may not get re-elected, backtracking from that step.
I'm at a loss for why Mrs. Edwards is the mouthpiece of her husband's campaign.