(CNN) – John Edwards still isn’t backing a candidate in this year’s Democratic primary race – but it looks like he might be ready to pick a winner.
The former presidential candidate told interviewers on NBC and MSNBC that Barack Obama will probably top the Democratic ticket this fall.
Hillary Clinton has said that she can still win the nomination – but "it's very difficult to make the math work," said Edwards.
Which one of the remaining contenders is best-equipped to beat presumptive Republican nominee John McCain? Edwards tried to avoid picking between the two – then chose Obama, because he said the Illinois senator was the probable Democratic nominee.
He added that he worried the continuing campaign could take a toll on the party’s presidential chances. “I think it’s fine for Hillary to keep making the case for her,” said the former North Carolina senator. “But when that shifts to everything that is wrong with him, then we’re doing damage instead of being helpful.”
Edwards has been heavily wooed by both the Clinton and Obama campaigns since he ended his presidential run in January, but has not publicly endorsed either candidate.
I'd like to add, that I donated to Edwards but he dropped out before my state otherwise i would have voted for him, but he's destroying his character at this point. Statements like the above without endorsing are completely vacuous. Endorse someone or be quiet.
No, they just don't want THAT woman as president. And that's true for the rest of us...
The Obama supporters can argue racism once 90 to 95% of "white" people do not vote for Obama.
Until then, the racism argument is just an untrue propaganda ploy.
It does not matter who goes into the White House, even Mickey Mouse could do a much better job than our current president.
Did I see some body write Obama is another McCain?
That's not only incorrect, but just plain stupid.
come on Edwards put your suport behine Hillary you no she is better for our country,
The fact that he would hold out and even consider voting for Hillary has vastly changed my opinion of Edwards. Thought he was a moral man. This just begs the question. Is he?
I would vote for a dead snake before I would vote for the liar and UNFIT obama. NEVER OBAMA.