Skip to comments.Obama: "You Won't See Me as a VP Candidate"
Posted on 03/08/2008 9:41:20 AM PST by jdm
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 transcript of what he said.
Q: Youve 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 its premature. You wont see me as a vice presidential candidate -- you know, Im 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 Im really focused on right now, because all that stuff is premature, is winning this nomination and changing the country. And I think thats what people here are concerned about. How are you going to provide health care to every American? So I spend a lot of time talking about the plan I wanted to put in place that would not only lower costs for those who already have health insurance, but also make sure people who dont have health insurance can get health care as good as the health care I have as a member of Congress. Those are the kinds of issues that really make a difference in peoples lives, and were going to keep on talking about them.
One less thing to worry about...I guess.
Can’t imagine Hillary being satisfied with the VP position either. Should be a fight to the finish.
There wasn’t one “no” in that entire response.
These are words for public consumption.
Truth is, he will gladly take the VP slot when he finds the horse’s head under the sheets.
When Hillary muscles the nomination from him, she will need him to win in November and keep the Obamamaniacs on the Dem plantation.
She will make Obama an offer he can’t refuse.
And Michelle will be SO proud then.
I don’t think he’s stupid enough to accept the VP slot to her majesty. He would be tarred with all her wrongdoing and he has enough wrongdoing of his own to deal with. He will certainly not have her as his VP candidate. That would be a death sentence.
They all say that, but as GHWB said, it’s like the last cookie on the plate. Everyone defers, but someone always eats it.
He’s spoken to his wife.
Hooray Barack Obama! GRRRREAT news!
And if the Beast manages to get the super delegates to select her, the fight will become even nastier. Let’s hope that’s what happens.
Why would he want to be the clintons vp? If being vp to hillary when she already has bill running around acting as if he’s the president, is not enough of a reason to decline the vp spot, then all he needs to do is remember the name Al Gore.
I don’t think we will see an Obama/hillary ticket or hillary/obama either, because the people who want to vote for these people will be really irritated if they favorite candidate is relegated to VP and they will not vote for the pres candidate. This would be a losing ticket in my opinion. However, I can’t get excited about them losing when it means McCain will win. Better than the dems? Maybe, but I sure wish a conservative was running.
All that says is he is not going to run for the post of VP. No one has run for the post of VP in over a hundred years. That does not say he would notaccept the VP nomination if Hillary offered it.
He chose the words carefully. He was not asked if he would run for VP. He was asked if he would accept an offer from Hillary to be her VP. He did not annswer the question.
Hillary keeps saying she would like him as a running mate.. not saying if she or Obama would be at the top of the ticket. It is a way to try to force him to say he would not be her running mate. Then if she gets the nomination she can say I offered the VP to obama and he turned it down.
If he says yes, then he is done as a candidate for president. he would be running for the office of VP.
Hillary and her supporters in the media are just trying to put Obama in a box. Obama is trying his best not to let them do it.
Obama may be a nice guy, but his lack of patriotism is now becoming very apparent. I dont want him either as POTUS or VP.
You are correct.
He left the door open for anything.
This is good news, so I guess you will go back to COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Don’t forget these 2 are progressive liberals/commies and whatever they say or do, never ever trust them. Lying is their birthright!