August 22nd, 2008
09:23 PM ET
6 years ago

AP says Kaine is out

The Associated Press reported Friday, sourcing a Democratic official, that Virginia Gov. Kaine says he will not be Barack Obama's running mate.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
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  1. marcelino barreto

    Barrack said today he will choose a person ready to be president. A vice president who will not be a "YES" vice president. He just decribed Hillary Clinton. He just gave all of us and even to mc cain the name of our next VICE PRESIDENT. HILLARY,HILLARY,HILLARY. A winning team. Praise the LORD.

    August 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  2. Californian for Obama!

    WOW!! you folks at the Political Ticker are at it late tonight for east coast CNN. Way to work guys!! We in Cali appreciate it for those of you working late on a Friday on the East Coast.

    OBAMA 08!!

    I'm so excited!! The Attacks are working!! The Right is on the defensive!! WHOOO WHOOO!!

    August 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  3. independent now

    what a bunch of crap all of this is. I think this has back fired on Obama the only people excited about it seems to be the News Media. But they have always been excited about Obama. I am still voting for Hilary Clinton. This whole campaign has been a CIRCUS. This is immature and attracts kids. Lets see if they put down their xbox controllers and actually show up to vote for Obama. If I actually had second thoughts, this just confirmed to me Hilary gets my vote. All the talk about poss HC vp was all talk. Just like his Change campaign. All talk NO SUBSTANCE.

    August 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  4. Tamara

    Any choice Obama makes will be a bore if it is not Hillary Clinton. Why not Hillary?? Biden give me a break...... Obama will announce around 12.00am so All the kids will all get the text. Gee I am so excited. Grow up OBAMA. The Republican are putting you into a box and you are stepping right into it.

    If Obama wants to unite the party and the DNC wants to be forgiving

    PICK HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 22, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |


    August 22, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  6. Ken

    Tim Kaine's head/hair looks really weird

    August 22, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  7. Ms. Hasan

    Kaine is not worthy. He has let his racism show just a little. But, he'd be loads better than the Clintons. The Clintons even today are trying to destroy the Democratic Party and Democrats in general. When anyone checks the background of either Hillary or Bill Clinton they will find a S_ _ _ load of skeletons in their closet and a boat load of corrupt people that contributed to their library and their so-called helping the poor org., Bill Clinton is helping himself and the Bush family by joining forces with Big Daddy Bush pulling in mega bucks just on their names and not giving anything to the American people that are pooooooooooooor.

    Ms. Hasan
    Stone Mountain, GA

    August 22, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  8. E.C.Coleman


    August 22, 2008 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  9. DJ

    Kaine is out! What a surprise! It was a shock that he was ever in. If this is how Obama handles difficult decisions, eleventh hour game playing, Putin is licking his chops already. This display of "leadership" is tired already. I have the audacity to hope for 2012 to get here as soon as possible.

    August 22, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  10. mallory

    how do u sign up to text?

    August 22, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  11. Njideka Odiana


    August 22, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  12. DannyCali

    No more vote for Obama he's lied.....waiting too long for announce his VP. Drop Democratic and vote for McCain now on.

    August 22, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  13. Mike in Houston

    Gov. Kaine, the luckiest man in Virginia to not have to be on a left fringe ticket to oblivion.

    August 22, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  14. R.B.

    Evan Bayh of Indiana

    You'll see!

    August 22, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  15. PoliticoMike

    He's a nice guy, on a personal level, yes he'd be my pick. But strategically he was not the right person.

    I hope Obama hooks him up with a great position in his office.

    August 22, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  16. Mickey the Fish

    That's okay. He's got funny hair.

    August 22, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  17. Adam

    Well of course he wouldn't select Kaine. Who in their right mind would select a guy who has the hairstyle of bozo the clown?!?!

    August 22, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  18. Sean from Jersey

    Interesting, I really thought it would be Kaine! Guess not...

    August 22, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  19. Marie

    The AP turns a blind eye when it comes to McShame in their reporting. Why should anyone believe they may have the inside scoop on Obama's happening. Give me a break. The AP knows what I know about the VP pick and it's timing........NOthing.

    August 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  20. US Citizen

    Hold on, I just got a text message. Breaking News...Senator Obama selects for VP....Barack Obama!!! The only man for the job. And you won't need to change your bumper sticker! Hooray!!! Wait, there's even bigger news! Senator Obama will be releasing another book called "Barack-of-All-Trades" which will be in bookstores next month. Get your copy before they're all gone!!! Yes he can!

    August 22, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |

    This election will come down to one issue:



    If you think our government is doing a great job and you'd like to send them more of your hard earned dollars, then go ahead and vote for Obama. THE ONLY CHANGE OBAMA WANTS IS THE CHANGE IN YOUR POCKET.

    However, if you want REAL change, McCain is the far better choice. Experience and substance is what will turn the country around.


    Bush has no experience.
    Obama has no experience.

    Bush has never had any career success.
    Obama has never had any career success.

    Bush has never shown any true leadership.
    Obama has never shown any true leadership.

    Bush bobbed and weaved out of real military service.
    Obama NEVER served. NEVER even thought about it.

    Bush has never had any substance.
    Obama has never had any substance.



    Let's elect someone with experience, leadership, and substance.
    Let's elect someone who will not raise taxes.
    Let's elect John McCain.


    August 22, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  22. kevin

    Spanish ads in Denver... It's going to be Bill Richardson!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  23. J.V.Hodgson

    None of you have heard CNN/AP from Bayh or Kaine directly, nor I guess HRC. Because of course they were politely requested not to do so, an did so
    If I were an evangelical type I would be questioning your morals CNN and AP and even more so the so called democrats ( sources 1 or 2 in each case). For sure if I found out who they were they would never get any position of responsibility or support as their morals are despicable.
    Why oh why cannot you ( your sources) wait a few hours and give the presumptive democratic nominee the simple human right and respect to make the announcement himself !!??

    August 23, 2008 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  24. Auth

    smhntoieg that Obama can be tone deaf enough to say smhntoieg so poorly, yet he still stands a good chance at beating McCain. I thought McCain was the (would be) foreign policy president?

    February 19, 2012 04:22 am at 4:22 am |
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