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.
RUSH WAS RIGHT! A fight to the finish and the dividing of the democrat party...hehehehehehe
I don’t remember that part of the movie where, “two men enter, one man leaves, then the other guy becomes Vice-President”. Maybe I saw the Australian version.
***”I was against the war in 03, 04, 05***
but he voted to fund the war in Iraq 4 times.
One less thing to worry about...I guess.
How can you tell if a politician is lying?
Their lips are moving!!
Just imagine a campaign where every commercial contains negative quotes from the VP candidate regarding the Presidential candidate, and vice versa. If these two pair up, it would be a very legitimate way to go negative with no dirt on McCain’s hands. They can’t blame him for repeating what their own campaigns said.
Newt is wrong again.
Actually, I don’t blame Hussein NObomba. The way he’s been treated by the Clinton camp, he might as well wait and try again rather than be identified with her disasterous name and administration (if it comes to that).
You know, I think he's catching her disease.
Actually, I wouldn’t want to see Osambama in any position at all. A waste of taxpayers dollars.
This is what scares me about Barak Hussein Obama; our country is the greatest on earth and isn't in need of any major changes. Obama would destroy America by weakening her militarily and taxing corporations to death to pay for his welfare programs. IMHO, having researched the mission statements of his "church" thoroughly, and having heard his crass pastor railing against whitie, it also appears that Obama's a racist in the true sense, and wants to empower blacks and other 'minorities' more than ever, and make whitie carry the load. The thought of this creepy man with his mystery background becoming President of the United States scares me.
I can’t quite decide whether a combined ticket of those two would be stronger... or weaker. Could be that a combined ticket would lose to McCain by even a greater margin that either one alone with someone new in the VP slot.
The dems are split badly between those two. I think it is fair to guess that many dems currently for Obama are so mainly because they despise Hillary as much as Republicans do. Also many dems will simply not ever vote for Obama.
I think due mainly to the “rock star” effect Obama will be tougher for McCain to beat than Hillary, but nonetheless I think McCain can beat either one in the general.
Simply put, they’re terrible candidates. I think there’s a lot of Democrats that are so far just quietly disappointed and embarrassed that this is the best they can do. Sure, lots of Republicans aren’t happy with McCain either. But I don’t think that split is as bad as the split on the left. McCain still has a chance that he might even get some of those conservatives back— but Hillary’s and Obama’s votes are already pretty settled I think. If there are dems that are still “undecided”... they might not go for either one.
He will certainly not have her as his VP candidate. That would be a death sentence.
I believe that and almost every white person to whom I have broached the subject seems to believe the same. What does it say about this country when we have a woman who is seen this way running for President?
Newt is right. I've been saying this for a year: the country may be ready for a woman president or vice-president, or a black president or vice-president, but the country is NOT ready for a woman and a black as president AND vice-president.
He has to say this, else he allows the Beast to siphon off his votes in return for getting him as VP as a consolation prize.
He doesn’t want the Beast using the consolation prize angle to convince people that she and he are a “two-fer” and there are “no losers” if they vote for her.
If he leaves himself any wiggle room at all, however, don’t count him out as VP. Things change.
I can't see the Angry Woman aka Michelle liking being 2nd in anything. I bet she would be a shrew to live with. Although I am laughing thinking of the angry glares etc she would give the Witch. It might be very interesting to watch. As for me I would be proud if the Obama's went off to Kenya & did their magic over there.
This is not exactly ruling out the VP slot. Especially not in politico-speak.