(CNN) – A few hours after all eyes in the political world watched Barack Obama and vice presidential contender Sen. Evan Bayh embrace onstage at a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana, the pair stopped at a diner in nearby Portage and denied there had been any talk of the No. 2 slot.
“Nothing today,” Bayh said, according to a pool report of the stop, adding that he and Obama talked about sports and family on the hour and a half-long bus ride to a local diner.
But Obama and his Senate colleague couldn’t escape questions from Hoosiers about their senator’s chances.
“He your vice president?” a woman asked Obama. “You get a job offer yet?” a bulky steelworker shouted at Bayh.
“Shhhh,” Bayh responded, eyeing Obama “with mock stealth and discomfort” according to the pool reporter. To the woman, Obama said, “I haven’t made a decision about my vice president yet.”
Throngs greeted the duo outside the diner as they tried to make their way back to the bus. Obama spotted supporters sporting the gear of his team, the White Sox, and remarked, “White Sox fans, go White Sox.” Nearby in the crowd, Bayh was telling someone else he’s a big White Sox fan.