MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) – At a campaign event Friday, former Sen. John Edwards made light of sparring between his opponents, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama, saying the campaign season has turned "silly."
"The criticisms have sort of ratcheted up," said Edwards of the exchanges between the senators from New York and Illinois. He laughed while explaining his take of the charges made by the Clinton camp.
"[Barack Obama] wrote an essay when he was in kindergarten talking about how he wanted to be president, and somehow or another, that was supposed to be an issue of character," he said.
"I have to confess on my own behalf," Edwards continued playfully "when I was in kindergarten, I wanted to either be a cowboy or superman."
When asked later if it was to his advantage that Clinton and Obama were on the attack of one another, Edwards dismissed the question, saying only it was his intention to remain "clear and strong and positive," over the next four weeks.
–CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla