August 21st, 2008
04:06 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama: I've decided

Obama says he has made up his mind.
Obama says he has made up his mind.

(CNN) - The political world may not yet know who the next Democratic vice presidential candidate will be, but Barack Obama does.

The Illinois senator told USA Today Thursday he has made up his mind on who he will ask to join him on the Democratic presidential ticket.

"Yes," Obama said matter-of-factly when asked if the decision had been made.

But Obama refused to say whether the newly-minted Democratic VP had been informed yet. "I won't comment on anything else until I introduce our running mate to the world," he said. "That's all you're going to get out of me."

Obama is expected to appear at a rally with his running mate in Springfield, Illinois Saturday. It remains unclear just when the campaign will announce the VP choice via text message.

UPDATE: CNN's Chris Welch reports Barack Obama confirmed to reporters in Virginia he has made up his mind.

“I did say that I've made the selection and that's all you're going to get," Obama said.

Watch: "I've made the selection," Obama says


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soundoff (212 Responses)
  1. John

    ITS HILLARY!!! IM 100% SURE!!

    I PRAY THAT IT IS MY BABY HILL!!

    August 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. SLIMSISTA FROM NEW YORK

    COLIN POWELL...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME...

    TWO AFRICAN AMERICANS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY AND WILL DO A BETTER JOB THAN THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION...

    OBAMA/POWELL I KNOW THAT WOULD UPSET THE STATUS QUO!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  3. Donna P.

    I hope it is Joe Biden since Biden thinks "Obama is a clean black person".

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  4. Barry Wakeling

    Go McCain!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  5. paul

    Louis Farkan
    One elitest and the other is religious freak!

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  6. jorge lopez

    Hillary will be the one....

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Brian

    Oooh who will he pick? Who cares? Knock it off already and just tell us who it is. We're not going to vote for you anyway.

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. SLIMSISTA FROM NEW YORK

    COLIN POWELL...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME...

    TWO AFRICAN AMERICANS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY AND WILL DO A BETTER JOB THAN THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION...

    OBAMA/POWELL I KNOW THAT WOULD UPSET THE STATUS QUO!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  9. Thomas, CT

    Hillary – or no November victory.

    It's as simple as that.

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  10. Tiz

    Enough is enough! This is starting to drag on too long and feed right into the "Celebrity" behavior the republicans are accusing Obama of. This hold and wait has gone on for three days now, long enough for someone to develop and send out FAKE VP announcements.

    I'm guessing Mr. Celebrity is baskin in this attention.

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. 08 for America

    Kaine seems to be the best choice for VP. Few more hours to discover

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. Jay

    Obama said he does not want someone who wants to be in the news all the time, meaning no drama queen, so I do not think it will be Hillary.

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  13. lenny

    no, guys. It is Al Gore. Whether u like it or not. It's time the big hurt. Big Al. He da man

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. Kiplangat

    The decider has decided that his running mate is JB

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  15. jorge lopez

    Hillary will be the one....

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. SLIMSISTA FROM NEW YORK

    COLIN POWELL...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME...

    TWO AFRICAN AMERICANS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY AND WILL DO A BETTER JOB THAN THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION...

    OBAMA/POWELL I KNOW THAT WOULD UPSET THE STATUS QUO!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  17. Kim

    Hillary has been extremely quiet for the past couple of days. hmmmm I hope she does not get on board this sinking ship. Please don't do it!!

    August 21, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  18. PatrickMN

    Dick Cheney!!!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. Jimmy in SC

    All you people that say you will vote for McCain if he does not pick Hillary are out of your minds! Just like a child saying " if we dont play what I want to play then I am taking my toys and going home"! Well go ahead! Just hope you even have a home to taket hem to if McCain wins!

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  20. cevans, tx

    HSNP:

    So, be stupid and not vote!!

    You all give Hillary to much credit!! And, I was once on the Hillary bandwagon....Only thing we have in common is the fact that she's a woman and that is just not good enough.

    OBAMA '08 / YES WE CAN!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  21. lenny

    no, guys. It is Al Gore. Whether u like it or not. It's time for the big hurt. Big Al. He da man

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  22. Dem for Unity

    "My fellow Dems", Our time has come for Victory. Who cares about the Hillary bloggers. Who cares about the Ney sayers. Its our time. Obama Will win more hearts over. Lets Celebrate no matter who the pick is. Toast .....To our future.

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  23. Vegas

    Hi... I have a secret and I'm not telling...

    Typical 3rd Grader!

    He will pick someone as soon as they stop turning him down.
    Nobody want's to attach themselves to a loser.

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. Jesse, St. Louis Park, MN

    WESLEY CLARK!!!!!!!!!

    Washington outsider, foreign policy/military background, progressive Democrat with campaign experience who knows how to attack McCain effectively!

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  25. Gerald

    It really doesn't matter who it is..he could put Michael Phelps on the ticket...anybody but McSame!!
    Seriously though I would like to see Gov. Sebelius on the ticket!!

    Obama 08!!!!!!!

    August 21, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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