WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Edwards says voters shouldn't throw him their support just because his wife has cancer.
In an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," the Democratic presidential hopeful says any sympathy votes "would be an enormous mistake." Edwards says "the vote for the presidency is far too important" to be influenced that way.
Elizabeth Edwards has been diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer. She and her husband defended his decision to remain in the race. She said she couldn't live with denying him the chance to be president.
The couple announced last Thursday that Elizabeth Edwards is once again facing cancer, only this time it's incurable and has spread to her bone. Despite the prognosis, John Edwards said he would forge ahead with his second bid for the presidency.