Did the Illinois Senator really rule it out?
ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports: While in Casper, Wyo., today Sen. Barack Obama ruled out the possibility being a vice presidential candidate during an interview with CBS’ Montana affiliate KTVQ. Here is a transcipt of what he said.
Q: You’ve raised $55 million in February and in your speech today you said “I was against the war in ’03, ’04, ’05 — all the way on through 2010, and you specifically mentioned Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Could you ever see yourself on the same ticket as Senator Clinton?
A: Well, you know, I think it’s premature. You won’t see me as a vice presidential candidate — you know, I’m running for president. We have won twice as many states as Senator Clinton, and have a higher popular vote, and I think we can maintain our delegate count — but you know, what I’m really focused on right now, because all that stuff is premature, is winning this nomination and changing the country.
From the transcript, it sounds like Obama is saying it is too early to be talking VP, especially since he has the lead. Feel free to disagree.
My take- It is many times more likely Obama would be Clinton’s running mate than vice versa. Hillary doesn’t want to be 2nd banana and then you got to factor in Bill. If Hillary loses, I predict she don’t run for re-election to the Senate in 2012.