RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --
ohn Edwards is still holding back from endorsing either of his former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. In his first public speech since dropping out of the race two months ago, Edwards told the Young Democrats of North Carolina convention he has a "very high opinion" of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He said the country "would be blessed" to have either one of them as president.
The former North Carolina senator and vice-presidential nominee said both are better suited to advance his anti-poverty platform than Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain.
Pressed by reporters to detail any endorsement plans, Edwards declined to even say if he would endorse a candidate before North Carolina's May 6th primary. He said if he has anything to say, he'll let them know.
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