(CNN) - It appears Sam Nunn, the former Georgia senator and a leading Democratic expert on foreign policy issues, can safely be crossed off the list of Barack Obama's potential running mates.
Nunn spokeswoman Kathy Gwin confirms to CNN the former senator will be out of the country through Monday - far from Springfield, Illinois, where Obama is expected to hold a rally with his newly-named VP Saturday.
Gwin refused to release further details about the trip, saying only that Nunn was traveling on "international business."
Nunn's moderate political views, Southern ties, and gravitas on issues of national security and nuclear non-proliferation have made him a perennial VP contender, though he said last month it's a job he has never coveted.
"I have never aspired to that office," said Nunn at an Obama campaign event last month. "It is always nice to have your name mentioned - it is an honor - but I have no expectation of being offered any office, and I am not in any way sitting on the edge of a chair ready to go back into government."
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Not really concerned with petty Republican-Democrat glove slapping duels.
There is a new day in America. We are ALL tired of living in fear, having corporate gluttons steal our money and send our jobs overseas, politicians and "contractors" profiting on war, and the status quo.
We need someone who is eloquent, thoughtful and not afraid to present new ideas to this generation going forward.
Sorry, McCain supporters, he does NOT inspire.
Obama is the choice for a renaissance of pride and hope in being American and projecting a strong image worldwide.
We will all find out in a few days. And then you can fuss about the choice he made. There is no pleasing everyone.
Would someone please tell me where John McCain got his experience running a country? All of the political offices he has held in the last 25 years have been in Congress, so where does all of this experience comes from? He has no more executive experience than Obama or, dare I say it, Hillary Clinton. If you want experience running a country, you'd have to pick from Jimmy Carter, G.H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Dan Quayle, Bob Dole, Al Gore, George Bush, or Dick Cheney. Out of those, only Carter, the 1st Mr. Bush, Quayle, Dole, Gore and Cheney have any eligibility left.
AN EXPERIENCED MAN DESIGNED AND BUILD THE TITANIC. DO I NEED TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED.
AN INEXPERIENCED MAN BUILT THE ARK FROM A VISION AND A CALLING.
MARINATE ON THAT YOU HATERS
Please, please , please just don't let it be Hillary!
No matter who is chosen, Mr. Obama will appear even more unqualified for office. If Mr. Obama chooses someone with experience and qualifications, he will pale by comparison as he has none. If he chooses someone who is less qualified for office than he (good luck), it will become even more apparent that he suffers from poor judgment and is not ready to lead.
Ultimately, it does not matter who is chosen to round out the Democratic ticket because, at the top of the ticket is Mr. Obama, the most unqualified nominee ever chosen by the DNC.
Obama should choose Veep who is harder than Obama on jewesh (sp?) puppets like Lieberman, so that they go against the grain and struggle to keep Barack H ( yes H) Obama alive.
Senescent McNuts should retire.
Veterans for Obama.......................If you LOVE your country you would vote for anyone other then OBAMA. You must be a die hard democrat and don't know any better. You know some of us don't like morons like you either.
Nunn is not crazy. He wants to be able to live in Georgia with a good name. Plus can you see the business he would lose by supporting an anti- american black liberation canidate.
Obama's VP pick will be a surprise. I don't think it will be any of the names mentioned. I think, Nunn, and Biden will serve the country best being in the cabinet
"DR: It will silence the old man, and his Jewish puppet master Lieberman."
The Democrats are so self-destructive! How can anyone with a brain larger than a bird ask Obama to choose Hillary (and Bill) to return to the White House.
Such a choice will wake up even DEAD Republicans to return to the pools. Let the active Hillary supporters understand that Hillary (or Bill) is NOT fit to return to that White House.
Like Bill, McCain is loaded with past sins that will forever hunt America, if he were to be President. Cindy McCain stole someone else's husband.
Whats going on? Have people forgotten the relationship that John McCain had with Charles Keaton...( The Keaton Five ) and how people got rip off by the Saving And Loan scam....Peole loss their life savings, thanks to John McCain in his attempt to block convictions of his buddy Charles Keaton...
If he picked hillary, would you clinton supports really vote for him? He'd be putting hillary on the ticket solely for your votes. Don't think for a second that he'd actually take her advice much less speak to her once in office.
The supposition that Barack has been turned down is insanity. That there is serious deliberation is the the reality. No one can accuse Senator Obama of being inexperienced. He's smart, he's a US Senator and he needs no help from an older colleague any more than President Clinton did.
He will make the right choice and you who are mean spirited and bigoted (and we know who you are!) will see the greatest presidential enlightenment since JFK–if you're old enough to remember!!
I have 2 choices–Hillary Clinton or Caroline Kennedy.
Ah ha!!! What about a conference call?
Thats twenty three million dollars of debt. Surely, if Hillary controlled eighteen million voters as advertised, all she'd have to do is solicit a$1.30 from each of them to settle the debt. She hasn't settled it yet, what does that tell us?
maybe that Aryers guy will show up...........
and together they will rule the universe
Nunn never had a shot. The DNC has no time for moderates in the party.
The DNC is moving just left of Mao.
I keep reading these experience comments and it makes me wonder who has experience being POUTS. The only people with such experience are former Presidents. They all learn on the job because there is no way to be prepared for the challenges that emerge. What did Lincoln do that prepared him to win the Civil War? What exactly were Teddy Roosevelt's accomplishments before being President? Look at the ones who have a lot of GOVERNMENT experience, like George HW Bush – they are not successful because they don't have fresh ideas. Decades of service squeeze it out of you. I'll take someone with intelligence and good judgement who knows more than war war war.
I just got a text... it's ME! hahaha...
I trust Obama's decision on this... He gets my vote no matter what! =)
I'd prefer him as President.
However, Spencer's cabinet line up appeals to me too.
Please put your differences aside and stand behind Obama.
We need to vote for him in order to fix the economy.
It shouldn't matter if Hillary is or isn't on the ticket. Right now the important thing is getting our candidate into the white house and winning the election this November.
Please Vote this November.
Remember nothing will be fix if you vote for McCain.
I've noticed people posting in groups about how much of a "loser" Obama is. Though it seems to be the behaviour of somebody who is a loser and hasn't much else to do that would spend hours of their day making the same empty commends over and over again on web postings.
McCain is a real person. He has character. He has experience.
Why would we want to elect an untried and unexperienced rock star type
who wants us to believe he is better. He has no plan and nothing going except has excited many with a change platform. What are the changes? Spell them all out. Let us decide if he is a person of change. Let us decide if he is anything other than another one wanting to add President to his resume.