Forget about politics for a moment and simply read these words, just as they are, without any special context. Elizabeth Edwards said:
[P]eople who knew we had lost a son said, 'You are so strong,' and when I had breast cancer people would say, 'You are so strong,' and I thought, 'They don't know that there's a trick to being strong, and the trick is that nobody does it alone. I wanted, from the perspective of someone going through it, not [to] tell them what to do, but [to] show them what great support I got.
Nice to be reminded of our interconnections.