Edwards Says He's 'More Passionate' In His Presidential Race

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Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says he's more seasoned in his second bid for the job.

The former North Carolina senator told The Associated Press in
Iowa yesterday he has a better understanding of what a candidate
should and shouldn't do.

Edwards also says he's more passionate this time.

He was relentlessly upbeat and insisted he wouldn't criticize his rivals in the 2004 campaign. Edwards got a surprising second-place showing in Iowa and helped boost him onto the national ticket as John Kerry's running mate.

Edwards says he's the same person he was in 2004 and is enjoying
the campaign.

He says he was trailing badly only a few weeks before the caucuses in the last campaign and expects the same kind of good closing before this round.