February 4th, 2008
09:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton chairman: Obama would be good running mate

(CNN) - One of Hillary Clinton's top advisers said Monday Barack Obama could make a good running mate if the New York senator is the Democratic Party's nominee.

Appearing on NY1's "Inside City Hall," Clinton Campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe praised Barack Obama’s ability to “excite people,” adding that Clinton “needs to make sure the next, whoever the next vice president is, could take over if anything happened to her” - though he said it was too early to seriously discuss potential vice presidential picks.

When he was asked directly whether adding Obama to a Clinton ticket would be a good idea, he responded: “Sure it would. Absolutely. How could you deny consideration of someone who has excited so many people?”

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At CNN's debate in Los Angeles Thursday, both candidates were asked about the possibility of a joint ticket, regardless of who held the top spot – a suggestion that prompted cheering from the audience. Both suggested it was too early to discuss potential running mates.

CNN's Alexander Mooney

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  1. Hey, CNN - What Happened to "Fair & Balanced" Coverage???

    Hey, CNN...

    Whatever happened to “fair & balanced” coverage of the Democratic & Republican primaries???

    I'm an African American, Princeton educated woman who STRONGLY endorses Hillary Clinton…And because I’m somewhat of a “political junkie”, I’d done my homework on each presidential candidate (both Republican & Democrat), so I’d decided to support Senator Clinton several months ago. However, it seems as though the “media’s” shameless, sleazy, “tabloid like" coverage of the Democratic and Republican primaries has had a PROFOUND impact on these Presidential primaries. Thankfully, I’m not the only person who has noticed that the “media’s” coverage of the Democratic Primary is SEVERELY skewed, and clearly favors Barak Obama. To that end, I invite my fellow Americans to “cruise” through the blogs on CNN. You’ll observe that many other American’s are genuinely disgusted by CNN’s RAPTUROUS FASCINATION with the “Obama Phenomenon”….Check it out for yourselves…

    MOREOVER, INSTEAD OF PROVIDNG AMERICANS WITH THE UNBIASED, CRITICAL INFORMATION THAT’S NEEDED TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS REGARDING EACH CANIDIATE’S QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENCY, CNN & MSNBC, et. al . ARE ACTUALLY “MANIPULATED” THE OUTCOME OF THESE PRIMARIES. Moe specifically, I’ve noticed a great deal of “Clinton bashing”, as well as a great deal of “Obama worship”…

    Needless to say, it’s genuinely disheartening to know that the “media” (i.e., CNN, MSNBC, et.al) can so easily manipulate those Americans that are either ill-informed or misinformed with distorted “60 SECOND SOUND BITES” and sensationalistic “YELLOW JOURNALISM”….

    February 7, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Gino Loloya

    Clinton needs to press on the specific points if she wins to win the democratic nomination. Obama's lackluster on specifics and lack of a longer experience can and will hurt him even if he is elected to be the President.

    February 12, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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