WASHINGTON (CNN) – John Edwards said Sunday that he would like Bill Clinton to play a role in his administration, and called it a “complete fantasy” that the former president would not play a part in his wife’s administration if she were to win.
Edwards is battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"I think it's unrealistic to think that President Clinton wouldn't play a major role,” Edwards said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation.’ “You know, as a matter of fact, I think that President Clinton may play some role in my administration in providing help around the world and with leaders around the world."
Edwards also repeated recent claims that he could not directly contact an independent group run by a former aide to ask that it stop advertising on his behalf, saying that any direct communication with the group would be against campaign finance laws. Edwards has said publicly that he would prefer if the ads did not air, but cannot stop them from running.