John Edwards doesn’t strike me as a bigot or a homophobe- just an old white guy without a diverse set of friends- or maybe just a southern politician trying to please too many people.

I have to give him credit for at least wanting to guarantee gay and lesbian couples the same rights as straight couples even if he still has an “internal conflict” about same-sex marriage.

His wife, on the other hand, isn’t so “conflicted”.

In a speech yesterday in San Francisco Elizabeth Edwards said:

I don’t know why somebody else’s marriage has anything to do with me. I’m completely comfortable with gay marriage.”

Elizabeth Edwards gets it.