Video: Exclusive: Edwards on Dem campaign

msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 5/9/2008 10:54:32 AM ET 2008-05-09T14:54:32

He's still not making a Democratic presidential endorsement. But former candidate Sen. John Edwards seemed to stop just short of it this morning.

The superdelegate told NBC's "Today" show that Obama can unite the Democratic party, bring in new voters and get people excited about change.

Edwards, who was Sen. John Kerry's running mate in 2004, told NBC's Matt Lauer that Hillary Clinton has made a very strong case for her candidacy, but added "it's very difficult to make the math work" for her nomination.

Asked which Democratic candidate would be a stronger opponent against Sen. John McCain in November's general election, he said, "I think right now Barack Obama has a better chance because it looks like he's going to be the nominee."

He then cited Obama's ability to unite the Democratic party and motivate first-time voters as strengths he holds against the Arizona senator.

The former North Carolina senator did say he voted in his state's presidential primary on Tuesday, but did not reveal who he cast his ballot for.

"I voted and I'm going to keep that between me and the voting booth right now," he said with a laugh.

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