April 9th, 2008
03:20 PM ET
6 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. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    We should reshuffle the deck–neither one of these cards should be on the ticket!

    April 9, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  2. Joe

    When will Pelosi be quiet? Let this campaign and the primary season go forward. No one knows who will be on the ticket. If CLinton is a close second, Obama would be foolish not to offer it to Clinton and vice versa. But the Democrats are always stupid and manage to alienate a large number of its membership. Democrats need to be united against ttheRepublicans because if you thought the primnary camapaign is nasty..just wait for the general election. I hope the Democrats do not blow their chance to regain the White House.

    April 9, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. Xavier of Saint Louis, MO

    I agree with Pelosi. Who wants a liar as Vice President? Hillary can't seem to tell the truth to save her life or run a decent upright campaign. Please, Obama can do bad by himself. He definitely don’t need the Clintons to corrupt his Presidency.

    April 9, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. HSNP

    No kiddin' Nancy. Boy, you're a sharp one.

    April 9, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  5. Nanc, MN

    Ms Pelosi, Please shut up and go do some actual work for the people of the United States.

    I know you'd really love to be a guiding force in the election cycle, but it doesn't seem to be going your way. You're getting cute in that Bill Richardson kind of way that makes me so sick to my stomach.

    Nanc – Offical Old Broad for Hillary.

    April 9, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. jj

    guess she thinks she'll be the one. Guess again lady, enjoy your ride, you may not get re-elected after all your fiascos. interfering in the nomination process. Being partial. Not starting the process for impeachment of Bush. etc. Not getting anything accompolished for the democrats after all this time.

    April 9, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. Tim from PA

    We have nobody to blame but Hillary Clinton with her negative campaign. With her attitude, it's a shame to be a democrat these days. She's helping the republican party by destroying the democratic party.

    April 9, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. Cl

    Pelosi needs to stop sticking her face in the spotlight and do her job.
    Who cares what she says.

    April 9, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. NickSanDiego

    OH NO!!! Here come the Clinton bots with their " Obama should be VP even though Hillary is going down the drain in a hail of self destruction" chants.

    Remember people Obama is EDUCATED and no FOOL just like his supporters so dream on!

    April 9, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. Fred

    Please Hillary !!! Go Away!!!!

    April 9, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  11. Nancy

    With Billary in the middle of a joint ticket, the VP would be delegated to the janitor in the white house, which incidentally, is where Hillary ought to be.

    April 9, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. Angus McDugan

    Obama should not coinsider a VP that has credibility issues.

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  13. honkey white guy from cali

    no it will not happen how can it Hillary Clinton stands against all that Obama is for. he is trying to bring people together and she has no intention of doing that only spreading more lies to divide this country even further apart so sad that she still thinks she has a shot much less that there are people out there whom would like to have a untrustworthy person who has been shown to lie when the truth would do her much better.

    Go Obama 08

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  14. jimmy velman

    AND WHILE MANY DEMOCRATS AND EVEN PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE PARTY ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT A CLINTON-OBAMA OR
    OBAMA-CLINTON TICKET WHICH IS POSSIBLY THE STRONGEST PAIR THE DEMOCRATS COULD HAVE FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION, A PELOSI TRIES TO DIVIDE THE PARTY WITH HER
    NONSENSE STATEMENTS. IT IS NO WONDER AMERICANS ARE DISIPLEASED WITH CONGRESS. THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY
    HAS NOT HAD MUCH SUCCESS UNDER A NON-LEADER PELOSI
    WHO IS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!!!!!THINK ABOUT IT. WHAT HAS PELOSI LEAD THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN CONGRESS?

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  15. truth be told

    Thank god, I wouldn't want Sen, Clinton on any ticket... She misspeaks as a rule and not an exception

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  16. VP spot

    Pelosi wants to save the VP spot for herself.

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  17. TheMovement

    Fred, you most be on a fantasy land. Your land has lost the game

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. Minnesota Real

    I'm so happy she feels that way. So do I.

    No way Obama in either position.

    Hillary or McCain

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  19. Ryan

    Good Obama dosen't need the Clinton drama and Lies.

    I find it ironic that the Clinton camp needs to bring up Wright after ahorrible week for them. What are they trying to distract the voters? They find themselves in a hole and out comes the trash.

    The more I hear from the Clintons I do not want them in the White House.

    PA: Vote against Clinton, Please.

    April 9, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  20. Anne

    CLINTON/EDWARDS...now that's MY idea of a dream team!

    April 9, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  21. Charlotte

    This woman doesn't know squat. Do your job Nancy and impeach the Bush admin., all of them!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 9, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. Trina

    I used to hope for this....but, like Ms. Pelosi, I do not see it happening at this point.

    April 9, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  23. From PA

    Pelosi: pick me, pick me

    I didnt realize she was the voice of ALL Americans?? When did that election happen????

    She is horrible at her job............

    April 9, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  24. Obama Supporter

    There is no way that Obama would pick her as veep. Not after she said he wasn't ready to be president, and especially not because she represents the definition of the old-style do-anything-to-win politics that he is attempting to move beyond.

    The closest she will get to the White House is her Senate seat.

    April 9, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  25. socialism scares me

    yes... yessss... please find something else to complain about.

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