John Edwards bows out of presidential race

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | 1:47 p.m. CST; updated 3:06 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — Democrat John Edwards bowed out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, saying it was time to step aside "so that history can blaze its path" in a campaign now left to Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.