John Edwards says would not accept VP nomination
By Sinead Carew Thu Apr 3, 2:41 PM ET
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential
candidate John Edwards said on Thursday he would not
accept the nomination for U.S. vice president as he
did four years ago.
Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, dropped
out of the 2008 race that is still being contested by
the two remaining Democrats, Barack Obama and Hillary
Clinton, to see who represents the party in the
November 4 general election.
Edwards was picked as running mate with Democratic
presidential nominee John Kerry in 2004 but the two
were defeated when President George W. Bush and Vice
President Dick Cheney were re-elected.
After his keynote speech at CTIA, the annual U.S.
wireless industry showcase, Edwards was asked in a
question-and-answer session if he would accept the
nomination for vice president.
"No," said Edwards, who also declined to say whether
he would endorse Clinton or Obama.
Edwards dropped out of the presidential race after
finishing third behind Obama and Clinton in key early
(Editing by Daniel Trotta and David Wiessler)