April 9th, 2008
03:20 PM ET
7 years ago

Pelosi again says joint ticket won't happen

 Pelosi doesn't see a joint ticket with Clinton and Obama.
Pelosi doesn't see a joint ticket with Clinton and Obama.

(CNN) - A presidential ticket including both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would surprise many political watchers, but none more so than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The California Democrat has repeatedly called such a ticket "impossible," and in an interview with mtvU student journalists Tuesday, she said flatly, "I don't see it."

"In this case, I don't see that as politically expedient," Pelosi said. "New York, Illinois…either one I believe are going to be strong Democratic states. I think it is up to the nominee to choose his or her vice presidential candidate."

Pelosi also seemed to suggest the two current Democratic presidential contenders wouldn't feel comfortable together on the same ticket.

"The person that is good is the person the presidential candidate feels comfortable with," she said, adding later, "I've just been involved in politics for a very long time and I just don't think that would be the ticket."

soundoff (356 Responses)
  1. Carrie PA

    Kind of harsh fred!

    April 9, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  2. Jan

    I think Clinton Obama or Obama Clinton would be a shoe in
    for the Democrats.

    If Palosi would get her head out the sand, she has done NOTHING
    so far for the american people . When she does an interview all
    she does is stammer and stutter. I hope the next President
    replaces her FAST.

    April 9, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  3. John

    Pelosi is right, we won't stand for Billary in our government, she is a liar and doesn't deserve to even be considered. Billary and the Clintonistas won't be part of our government, because they are as bad as George Bush and Karl Marx Rove. Traders should be charged with treason and publicly hanged.

    April 9, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  4. Bart in SC

    I wish Pelosi would just go ahead and admit she wants to be Obama's VP.

    April 9, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  5. Emma

    The only ticket she needs is one back to New York. She's a loser and a selfish-self-centered liar. She stole the WH china, and now she's trying to steal this election from Barack.

    It won't work. Keep her away from Barack, she has lice.

    Obamba 08

    April 9, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  6. @americans

    I agree!

    OBAMA '08!

    Hillary can kiss the white house goodbye!

    April 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  7. Chinwe GA

    Good OBAMA wouldn't want Hillary on his ticket because Hillary is very wicked person. She might do a kichen dirty to OBAMA. OBAMA should be the one to chose his vice presidential.
    Hillary should drop out of the race now!!
    OBAMA 08!!
    God bless OBAMA. We need change in the whitehouse. We are tired of BUSH CLITON

    April 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  8. Cooper

    Bill is already the vice president. What's the point of getting someone to just be a spectator? I will strongly recommend against Obama being a VP if he does not get the nomination. God knows Obama will be because he has worked hard and is now leading. God bless the youth for their insight in putting Obama up there. YOU ROCK BOYS and GALS.

    April 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  9. Duh...

    Too right! Hillary is just a dead weight that Obama doesn't need on the ticket in November.

    April 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. Steven

    Pelosi, if you keep this up I will start a petition to remove you from your high-powered position. If either Clinton or Obama does not at least OFFER the position to the other, the Democrats will lose the election. Who cares if both NY and IL will go Dem? We had Edwards last year and that certainly did not help in the Southern states, did it? Did he help bring his home state of North Carolina? NO!

    April 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  11. Jamaal Kansas

    Stop hatin because she is telling the truth Hilary has spoiled her chances for Vice President She could have had the second spot but she has run a agressively negative campaign

    April 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  12. Goodwill

    Pelosi idea about to a joint ticket to November, 08, election will divide the Democtratic Party.

    First, let the Candidate finish their primary race which coming close to end soon.

    Second, let the choice to select the VP has whoever win the nomination, who is probably Mr. Obama.

    And finally, let Michigan and Florida States have June 6, primaries Votes again and decide who is the favoured Candidate of the Democratic Party, Who I am sure will be Mr. Obama and will be getting this time from Michigan and Florida the majority primary votes from bothe states.

    April 9, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  13. ben

    I think Pelosi would make an excellent vice president !
    She would not split the party, and would satisfy those in the party who will
    vote only because they want to see a woman up there high on the executive side of government.

    April 9, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  14. WHAT A BULLETIN!!!

    fred April 9th, 2008 12:34 pm ET

    Thank God!!! I wouldn't want Obama on any ticket!!! Obama isn't fit to be dog catcher!!!

    FRED...I BET HE'S MORE EDUCATED, KNOWLEDGABLE, INTELLIGENT, SUCCESSFUL THAN YOU. SOMETHING TELLS ME THAT IF HE WAS WHITE HE MAY BE FIT RIGHT HATER???

    April 9, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  15. Penny, OR

    Barack is not a rock star, he is a man. What he needs is someone honorable on his ticket, who doesn't lie. That would be most Americans, unfortunately, Hillary is not one of them.

    Give her a helmet (in case of sniper fire) and send her back to Bosnia.

    April 9, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  16. Marcus

    Response to fred:

    Not fit enough to be a dog catcher, yet he has won the majority of everything there is to win. Let's be honest here, in terms of policy, there are no significant differences between Obama and Clinton. That means it comes down to other factors as likeability etc. I find your remark plain stupid. I pray to god Obama wins the general election against McCain as he's the one person to put America back on track. I don't care how good you think you are, get a reality check, the US is in shambles and dramatic changes are needed. Your comment only further shows how and why we are in the position we are in. Incompetence.

    April 9, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  17. AnyoneButHillary

    Hillary won't be the nominee so a Clinton/Obama ticket is dead in the water. Like so many have said, I would hate to see Bill Clinton in the White House with nothing to do!

    April 9, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  18. Franky, New York, NY

    Why hasn't anyone called for Nancy Pelosi to step down? Congress has the lowest approval rating of any living, breathing thing on the planet, she's seemingly done nothing to disprove these ratings and more directly, Congress at large has seemingly done nothing this term. If this were the private sector, she would have been canned by now...

    BTW...GO HILLARY '08!!

    April 9, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  19. democrate in LA

    Senator Obama can do much better than Senator Clinton on his ticket– Richardson deserves the nod here.

    April 9, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  20. Jay Z

    People like Fred set society back 30 years. LOL @ grown men cheerleading like little girls

    April 9, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  21. Southerner For Obama

    Fred must live in a town where his neigbors moved away to avoid contact with him. FRED, you sound like a idiot who hasnt accomplished anything, So, you dont want Barack in the same line of work as you, DOG CATCHER?

    April 9, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  22. Penny, OR

    Nancy is right. The country will never stand for Hillary on anybody's ticket. She is too divisive and a bit of a spoiled brat, to be honest. She has never had to work hard for anything in her life, and she has made the wrong choices too many times.

    Thank her for her service as First Lady, and move on.

    Obama 08

    April 9, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  23. eddie, Quebec

    You gotta admire Clinton's PA strategy. She's one briliant lady.

    -Some Lewinsky planted questions to Chelsea to get sympathy votes from women and mothers.

    -Resurrection of the Wright issue by a backer to get the attention away from the Columbian Trade. Because the NAFTA problem could hurt her PA blue collar vote.

    -More 3am ads the scare people of PA

    PA is hers. It's a shame she don't use her cleverness to actually help people.

    Gravel/Powell 08

    April 9, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  24. marty from Indiana

    Hillary has way too much bad baggage and would be a target for the Republicans. Ask Vince Foster his opinion on this. There isn't enough room on the same ticket for Obama, Hillary, Chelsea, Bill and the Columbians.

    April 9, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  25. Steve

    Why is this woman allowed to speak. She has done very little with her powers and continue's to divide the issues.

    April 9, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
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