Edwards' wife says trust is biggest hurdle

DETROIT (AP) -- Elizabeth Edwards says trust is probably the "most difficult hurdle" to overcome following her husband's revelation last month that he had an extramarital affair.

The wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards tells the Detroit Free Press she wants her children to see their father "as an advocate for poverty" and not carry the current image of him for the rest of their lives.

The comments are the first from the 59-year-old Edwards since her husband acknowledged his 2006 relationship with a campaign video producer. She spoke to the newspaper ahead of a visit to Detroit next month to talk about coping with life's setbacks.

John Edwards has canceled all of his public events until after the election. He says he doesn't want to be a distraction to his party's ticket.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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