Washington Post: Former Sen. John Edwards, in his first public speech since dropping his White House bid two months ago, praised Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama on Saturday, but declined to endorse either candidate.
"I have a very high opinion of both of them," Edwards said at the Young Democrats of North Carolina convention. "We would be blessed as a nation to have either one of them as president."
Somehow, I think he's more, you know, trying to keep his party on the face of the earth. I tend to doubt he would so openly throw around loving comments about two of his bigger rivals if the case was different. Desperate times call for desperate measures.