Elizabeth Edwards Appeals For An End To What She Calls Hateful Political Speech

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is continuing her war of words with conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

Elizabeth Edwards is the wife of the former North Carolina senator. She says she's upset over comments by Coulter suggesting it would be fine with her if John Edwards was "killed in a terrorist assassination plot."

Elizabeth Edwards told the C-B-S "Early Show" this morning that it didn't used to be all right for people to "call names, to say these hateful kind of things." Edwards says as a parent, she doesn't think it should be allowed now.

She also defended the use of Coulter's comments as a fund-raising tool by the Edwards campaign. She said it's showing what they're asking voters to reject.