Edwards not looking to be VP

May 16, 2008 8:33:07 AM PDT
John Edwards may be backing Barack Obama, but he says that's as far as it goes.

When asked if he will be Obama's running mate, Edwards replied, "I have no interest in running."

That's what the former presidential candidate told reporters in New York Thursday night.

Despite the Chapel Hill resident's apparent lack of interest in the job, political experts say he should at least think about it.

Meanwhile, Edwards' response about his wife added fuel to rumors about whether she's an Obama supporter.

Edwards was also asked if his wife, Elizabeth, was endorsing Obama. He said, "Elizabeth always speaks for herself, you should ask her."

Elizabeth, who has breast cancer, has publicly acknowledged she favors Hillary Clinton's health care plan. However, she has not publicly said whether she supports Clinton or Obama.