Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton not to seek VP post
Posted on 06/24/2008 9:16:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton ruled out the possibility on Tuesday that she would seek the vice presidential post in a Barack Obama administration.
"I am not seeking any other position," the New York senator said during her first public appearance since she suspended her campaign on June 7.
"You know, it is not something that I think about. This is totally Senator Obama's decision and that's the way it should be," she told reporters at the Senate.
However, it is a U.S. political tradition for potential VP candidates to deny their intentions to seek the position but most of them would not refuse the nomination.
Even before the former first lady gave up her bid for the White House, her supporters called on Obama to share the dream ticket with her, as she gained 18 million votes in the primary season, if she was beaten in the race.
Some of them said that they were pondering voting for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in the November general elections if Clinton's name did not appear in the ballot.
Clinton once again warned her supporters on Tuesday against casting a protest vote for the Republicans, saying "anyone who voted for me has very little in common with the Republican Party."
"If you care about the issues I care about and the future that I outlined during my campaign, then you really have to stay with us in the Democratic Party and vote for Senator Obama to be our next president," she said.
The two former rivals are set to show up at a private fundraising event on Thursday and a public campaign rally on Friday, as a way to heal the party's wounds resulting from their neck-and-neck battle for the presidential nomination that lasted five months.
Her husband and former President Bill Clinton also vowed on Tuesday to do "whatever he can" to help Obama with his bid to be the first African-American president in the country's history.
In response, the Illinois senator said during an interview with CNN that he and the Clintons would be "working closely together over the next couple of weeks to put together a plan."
"They're going to want to campaign actively on behalf of the Democratic ticket," he said. "I am going to need them."
June is almost over...
Liar, liar... pant suits on fire...
It’s always best to claim you don’t want something when you know damned well it will never be offered to you. You have to wonder how stupid this woman actually thinks we are. Then again, the fools of New York voted for her, so I guess she may just be on to something.
You just read my mind. I thought that too. She wants to be back in the White House sooooo bad.
....... other than the Presidency? Wouldn't she say 'I am not seeking the position'?
Because she's lying if she says she won't accept SOS or any other cabinet position.
She's got something up her sleeve. When she declared Obama 'inelectable', she was quite certain.
Birth Certificate-Gate, possibly?
Even Obambi isn't THAT stupid...
By the way... who do you think would win in a tussle? Michelle or Hillary?
I don’t know, that’s a good one. Probably Hillary, she’s got time and a bit of weight on her side...
I’d hate to be Obama’s insurance carrier if Hillary was the VP.
Seeing a Clinton-Obama team up is like watching an episode of "The Sopranos."
Hillary's mafioso support will be delivered for the right price.
If you ask me, Mrs. Clinton was just as surprised by what happened as many of us were. She probably felt that she was entitled, and Obama came from behind and stole away that entitlement. I find it hard to believe she’ll take defeat lying down, but nor do I think she dares “try anything”.
America? (Oh, I SO didn’t want to even respond to a silly question like that, but I couldn’t resist.)
"You know, it is not something that I think about..."
Lying, it's what the Rodham/Clintons do.
Obama is light years out of his league fighting with the clintons. The shi- will hit the fan in denver when the real dirt comes out. Obumer will be disgraced. Clinton will blame the republicans, (will bring the party back together)and obummer will have helped pay off her campaign debts, in essence pay for his own demise. Talk about evil...obama and company are in the minor leagues.
WHO’LL TASTE BARACK’S FOOD? on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsZ9yOnfMYU
Even astrologers are questioning Barack’s birth certificate!
‘by the way, I am not right wing by any means. But I can read the law. Hawaiian state law 1952-1986. so, no automatic citizenship.And Stanley definitely ad wanderlust. Look, what I don’t want to see is that suddenly after the Democratic convention the RNC drops the bomb. Then we’re screwed. Obama’s way too shady. And , truthfully, not to be mean or anything, but I think he has some psychiatric issues, like being a compulsive liar. He can’t help it. Look what his parents did to him.’
Note that she isn’t saying she would turn down the post if it was offered to her... only that she won’t actively seek it.
I’d surely pay money for the pay per view.
Easily set a pay per view record and Mrs. Clinton could use the money to help pay back her bills.
But you did... so what does that tell us about you? :)