Edwards Looks Back To 2004 Run

Democratic presidential contender John Edwards says he may have been too inexperienced in national politics for his White House run in 2004.

The former North Carolina senator was serving his first and only Senate term four years ago when he declared himself a presidential candidate. During a forum at Wake Forest University Monday, Edwards says he might agree with critics who said he left Congress too soon to seek the presidency.

But he says the experience he has gained since the election has now prepared him for another run in 2008.

In the past two years Edwards has traveled the world and the country as an advocate for anti-poverty efforts, drawing attention to world affairs and reforming his presidential platform.