A poignant post on Red State demonstrates how Republicans are, generally speaking, more compassionate than many of their Democrat counterparts. On hearing the news that Elizabeth Edwards has cancer, krempasky writes:
No longer do we (or should we see) Mr. Edwards as a politician from the other side, but instead as a husband helping his wife fight for her survival.
Our prayers are with the Edwards family for a speedy and complete recovery.
If the candidate in question were, say, Giuliani or McCain or Huckabee, would Daily Kos publish a similar message of solidarity? I very seriously doubt it.
Republicans often show more concern and compassion for others. The American people notice that, and it resonates with their generous natures. That’s why Brownback’s going to beat whatever Democrat runs against him next year.
Our hearts also go out to John and Elizabeth Edwards in this, their time of tribulation.