March 11th, 2008
05:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Pelosi: Joint ticket 'impossible'

 Pelosi said Tuesday a so-called 'Dream Ticket' won't happen.
Pelosi said Tuesday a so-called 'Dream Ticket' won't happen.

(CNN) - A so-called "dream ticket" scenario – the idea that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could join forces this fall - may have gripped the imaginations of Democrats nationwide – but you can list House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a skeptic.

"I think that ticket either way is impossible," Pelosi told a New England Cable News reporter Tuesday, pointing to comments from Clinton and her campaign that implied Republican John McCain would make a better commander-in-chief than Obama.

"I think that the Clinton administration has fairly ruled that out by proclaiming that Senator McCain would be a better commander-in-Chief than Obama," she said.

She spoke bluntly about her view that a joint ticket was not in the cards, she said, because "I wanted to be sure I didn't leave any ambiguity."

The California Democrat, who has remained neutral throughout the party's primary process, said she remains an uncommitted superdelegate.

Related: Does Clinton benefit from so-called 'dream ticket' talk?

– CNN Associate Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


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  1. Amit

    I have new found respect for Nancy Pelosi. Hope other Party leaders speak up soon and start working on uniting the party against the republicans.

    Don't be silent Democratic Leaders! Speak Up or forever hold your peace.

    UNITED WE STAND!

    March 11, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. George in California

    This 58 year old Independent is so inspired by Senator Obama that I donated to his campaign, for the first time since I have voted in any election. So, if he is not the Democratic nominee in November, I'll write in for Blomberg!

    March 11, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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