Edwards said he wasn't familiar with the back and forth between Clinton and Obama regarding their foreign relations experience.
DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) – The same day Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama engaged in a war of words over foreign policy credentials—and the same day fellow Democrat John Edwards' own campaign criticized Clinton for "slinging mud" on the issue—Edwards himself said he's paid no attention to the "sniping."
Asked if Clinton was warranted in criticizing Obama's comments that his strongest foreign relations experience comes from spending four years as a child in Indonesia, Edwards said, "Can I honestly tell you…I spend not a nanosecond listening to what each of them are saying sniping toward each other, so I have no idea what you're talking about."
After a brief rundown given by reporters on the day's back and forth between the two, Edwards continued, "I don’t want any part of any of that. I think Senator Obama is completely entitled to talk about his whole life experience to allow people to judge whether he's prepared to be president."
Edwards was also asked what he felt his own foreign policy credentials were. After first saying that what matters is how well a candidate understands what's happening in the world, he added, "We don’t elect resumes president of the United States. We elect people president."
-CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch