ABC News Interview With Elizabeth Edwards

Edwards: No. The truth is that all of us are outside the -- the parameters of people who are targeted. Even our, our children... I'm -- I am very concerned about my parents who are in their 80s and live in Florida -- their doctors do not yet have any flu vaccine... The problem is not what's happening today. The problem though is what happened in the months before. We didn't plan for this kind of an emergency. We need to have sort of an imaginative, proactive administration, really, really solving the problems before they exist ... They knew in June about the possibility -- in August -- the -- Great Britain was already working on solutions -- and it took till September before we started deciding we needed to do something -- we need to be a lot more proactive now.

Weir: Let's go back to, to life on the, the campaign trail.

Edwards: Sure.

Weir: Could it, could it get any worse than this in terms of the microscopic-- (Laughter) analysis of every move you make? I mean, do you ever think about what it will actually be like in the White House and, and what your lives might be like?

Edwards: I don't think there's any way to know exactly how it's -- what it will be. I've talked -- I actually have talked to Tipper Gore about her life and, and, and what to expect. But -- you -- every family is different, so we're just going to have to wait to -- wait a -- with, with good luck and the support of the American people, we'll find that out in January.

Weir: Have you entertained the -- thought that what, what you might do if you don't win?

Edwards: We have this young family to raise, and -- and we've made a lot of friends across this country who've talked to us about the things that -- things that need addressing in, in their lives. And the truth of the matter is, the president in the last four years, didn't address them; they're going to need an advocate -- a champion -- regardless of who wins the White House. And so there's plenty of work to be done.

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