(CNN) - Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic candidate John Edwards, has made news in her own right this year - from her public battle with cancer, to taking on conservative commentator Ann Coulter, and most recently, because of a comment she made to Salon.com's Joan Walsh about Sen. Hillary Clinton that "sometimes you feel you have to behave as a man and not talk about women's issues."
Clinton praised Elizabeth Edwards during Monday's debate, saying she has "a great deal of admiration" for her.
When asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer after the debate who she thought would be a better president - her husband or Sen. Clinton - with respect to women's issues, Mrs. Edwards said, "With respect to women's issues, she's in the right place on most everything that I know her positions about. But the truth of the matter is, at this time, American women need a leader, somebody who is not just going to be in the right place, but is going to lead us to the right place."
Mrs. Edwards also said she never accused Clinton of behaving like a man.
- CNN Associate Producer Natalie Apsell