When it came to the "gender card," former Sen. Edwards kept his gloves on Thursday night.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who has significantly stepped up his attacks against rival Hillary Clinton recently, avoided taking a dig at the New York senator when asked by moderator Wolf Blitzer if she was playing the "gender card."
"I think that every single candidate on this stage should be held to exactly the same standard," Edwards said in response, before going into his standard stump speech on the differences between him and Clinton.
Edwards then drew boos from some in the crowd when he said Clinton took money from lobbyists.
"Wait a minute," Edwards said to the boos. "Voters have those choices, and they deserve to know that they have those choices, that there are in fact differences between us. But I think every one of us should be held to the same standard."
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney