Personally, I would do exactly what Senator Edwards has done, stay in the race and go on with life as if everything was normal. Maybe I share Senator Edwards' narcissistic tendencies, but if anyone thought that they were truly the best person to lead the country for the next eight years then it would be irresponsible, in my opinion, to leave the race under any circumstances. Edwards offers a unique and attractive option to Democratic primary voters who are unwilling to support another Clinton and are uncomfortable voting for an inexperienced Senator Obama.
My family took a very different position, insisting that it was selfish and unfair to the Edwards' children, the youngest of which are merely 6 and 8 years-old. They could not understand why someone would put their own ambitions ahead of their family and children's best interests. I cannot say that I approve of their sentiments, so I decided to ask my girlfriend her opinion since she typically makes a good arbiter on issues such as this. In her opinion, nobody is in a position to determine the merit of a decision that is so deeply personal. But in the world of blogs and 24 cable news, who is to say what is off-limits and what is not? What do you think?