I'd rather be successful or unsuccessful based on who I really am, not based on some plastic Ken doll ... but we're so conditioned to say what's safe ... and it's hard to shed all that.
JOHN EDWARDS, Newsweek, Jan. 1, 2007
I spent most of my adult life, representing kids and families against very powerful opponents--usually, big insurance companies. And my job was to give them a fair shake, to give them a fair chance. They were at difficult places in their lives. They needed somebody to be their fighter, to be their champion. In most cases, I was all they had. And I think what I was able to do for those kids and those families is something I'll be proud of the rest of my life.
JOHN EDWARDS, American Morning With Paula Zahn, Jan. 2, 2003