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In their first joint interview since John, the Democratic former senatorand 2004 vice presidential nominee, dropped out of the race in January,the couple named what they liked and disliked about each of theremaining Democrats ???¬??? and Mrs. Edwards didn't hesitate: "I likeHillary's health care plan."
What doesn't she like about the senator from New York and former first lady? "The lobbyist money," she adds.
On Obama, she says: "The fact that he has motivated so many young people to be involved, I think is fantastic."
But, she adds: "I don't like his health care plan or his advertising on health care, which I think is misleading."
Though, the two disagreed over whether it would be more symbolic to have an African-American or woman as president:
But he cited two things he likes about the charismatic young senatorfrom Illinois: "One is, I think he really does want to bring aboutserious change and a different way of doing things. And secondly, Ithink it's a great symbolic thing to have an African-American who couldbe president."
Suddenly, Elizabeth jumped in:
At that, Mrs. Edwards rolled her eyes and, gripping the arms of herkitchen chair with some exaggeration, seemed about to lunge from herseat. "What about the great symbolic thing about a woman ..."
"It's important. It's important," her husband said. "I know it."
The full interview will be out on news stands this Friday. In summary, the the couple will decline to endorse a candidate this primary season. Had they stayed in the race all the way, it could have