(CNN) - Seeing John Edwards and Barack Obama on the same stage earlier this week left political pundits buzzing: Could these two be an unbeatable presidential ticket?
They appeared to have natural chemistry - something Edwards and then-Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry seemed to lack in 2004 - and the former North Carolina senator remains popular among a key demographic that has been reluctant to support Obama - working class white voters.
But Edwards flatly said Friday, as he had before he endorsed a candidate, that he's not interested in making a second run for vice president.
"No," Edwards said in no uncertain terms on NBC's the Today show when asked about the possibility. "Won't happen.…It's just not something I am interested in."
As for another position in an Obama administration, specifically Attorney General, Edwards was decidedly more coy.
"I don't really want to get involved in that speculation," he said. "Right now we have to focus on getting Barack Obama elected to President of the United States, then we’ll worry about those things."
Edwards formally endorsed Obama Wednesday evening, the day after Clinton scored a 41 point victory over the Illinois senator in West Virginia. Edwards also said Friday the timing of his announcement was not specifically designed by the Obama campaign to direct the media coverage away from the New York senator's win.
"That's not true," he said. "I know it's not true because I am the one who made the decision about when to do this. I believe this was the right time to do it. I made a decision that the public should know at this point my view."
If you change your mind, we'll take you. I've always respected you and your decissions.
Obama/Webb 08 best ticket webb is war hero and has tons of foreign policy experience.
We are shocked, shocked, to find the media (again) derelict in its duties. Barack Obama has run his campaign with numerous advisors who the campaign would have everyone believe are just not that plugged in to the campaign. Additionally, Obama refuses to divulge who these people are. Inevitably, however, word gets out that Obama has, yet again, surrounded himself with an undesirable.
This time the undesirable is Robert Malley. Coming on the heels of the Obama campaign saying it was “flattered” by terrorist group Hamas’s endorsement, the foreign press - in this case the London Times - pointed out Mr. Malley has close ties to Hamas.
Its ok he needs to be U.S. A.G.
Give John a break!
Obama should pick a woman as his vp – one with light baggage.
LOL, He wants the Attorney Generals position
Go Hillary...if not Hillary....then McCain.
Just look the two emperors with no clothes
Attorney General would be good.We could finally prosecute the war criminals and get to see all the crap that has taken place behind the scenes.
Edwards would make a great attorney general!
Edwards also said he wasn't going to endorse someone until after the nominee had been decided. He's about as wishy-washy as Obama is. They would make perfect running makes; running away from the issues and drumming up media support. They make me ill.
That's a dissapointment, but better to get it out now.
I'm one Obama supporter who says it is time to bring Hillary on board.
Enough already. It is time to unite the party. She has put up a good fight.
I think that is good for Edwards. I think he would have a role in an Obama administration, but I also think that he doesn't want to do the VP thing again, after a slow start this year and losing his own state in 2004. It just wouldn't be worth it to him, and he could certainly be of great use elsewhere in the administration.
Would have been nice but I'm afraid that he has made it too clear that he is not interested.Oh well anyone but Clinton.
You have got to be kidding! did have some respect for Edwards, but I knew this was a self-serving endorsement. His health care plan was very similar to Clinton's, even Elizabeth Edwards knows that. What a let down that John threw his support to Obama. Well, what can I say--You don't get something for nothing. I guess Obama gets the endorsement from Edwards while Edwards gets the US Attorney position. What a demcracy the Democrats are displaying. I am a Dem gone MAD and will vote for McCain.
Edwards is seen as very weak person / wishy-washy. Probably would be a bad choice anyway.
Yep, sounds like Attorney General to me.
We need John Edwards on the ground campaigning in rural America for Obama. This is where he can do the best job for the Obama campaign.
A new visionary leader that complements Obama is needed as Obama's VP pick.
Let's stay focus on Bush leaving office and keeping McShame out to stop Bush's terror and ignorance.
Good! We need Hillary more than we need either Obama or Edwards!
The rich ambulance chaser probably wants the Attorney General job!!
Thanks for your support, Mr. Edwards!
Why would anyone except a socialist even want to pay any attention to Blitzer, the committee chairman of the Politikbeauro USA.