Facts are scarce, but the media is reporting Elizabeth Edwards died this afternoon after her long battle with cancer. She was a brilliant and graceful woman, and battled her disease publicly and was a role model for many. She famously disagreed with her husband regarding same sex marriage when she stated: "I don't know why someone else’s marriage has anything to do with me. I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage." She also advised Obama regarding healthcare issues, and was an opinionated and practical advocate of women's rights in the workforce and in government.
She will be missed and remembered as a strong woman with a passion for truth.