[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/03/art.edwards.gi.jpg caption="Reuters reports Edwards ruled out running as the vice presidential candidate."]Former presidential candidate John Edwards said Thursday he will not accept the No. 2 spot on the Democratic presidential ticket, Reuters reports.
Edwards, who dropped out of the presidential race in January and has since remained neutral, said flatly "No" when asked by a reporter if he'd be willing to serve as the vice presidential candidate.
Edwards was the 2004 vice presidential nominee.