Hollings: Edwards 'Doesn't Have Nearly the Experience'

On January 24, Sen. Fritz Hollings (D.-S.C.) cast doubt on John Edwards’ level of experience. His quote in the Greenville News has just recently been removed from John Kerry’s campaign website (but we’ve found the cached version):

Speaking of Edwards, a first-term senator, Hollings said, “I know he was born here [in South Carolina] and he and I are good trial lawyers together, but he doesn’t have nearly the experience to go all the way and really take that White House.” Hollings said Edwards lacks Kerry’s “hard experience.”