August 22nd, 2008
12:48 PM ET
6 years ago

Chet Edwards?

Obama vetted Chet Edwards for the VP spot.
Obama vetted Chet Edwards for the VP spot.

(CNN) - Texas Rep. Chet Edwards confirms to CNN Barack Obama's presidential campaign has vetted him for the No. 2. spot on the Democratic presidential ticket.

Watch: Rep. Chet Edwards on VP process

Edwards also told CNN Obama has not spoken to him in recent days about his VP choice.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (196 Responses)
  1. MH

    Lillian .. Hillary ran a good campaign ? yeah that explains why she is 25 million in debt ! give us all a break .. we KNOW you're not voting for Obama just get your kids and grandkids ready for the DRAFT when McCain starts one again !

    August 22, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Dan , TX

    A lot of people here commenting no Hillary no democrat vote. What am I supposed to tell my son about you when he gets drafted? What am I supposed to tell the person waiting around to die because they don't have health insurance?

    I am sorry you feel betrayed that Clinton did not win the nomination. But you can't blame that on Obama. Mark Penn is the reason Clinton lost. Howard Wolfson is the reason Clinton lost.

    Do you really think Clinton will be better off in any way if Obama loses? Because if Obama loses and Clinton runs again in 2012, we will remember all of you.

    August 22, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. Harvey in Va

    What is this a game for Obama...just get on with it and tell the WORLD who it is, like they are going to die if they do not know..BHO just likes playing these game and he thinks the party will unite behind him with out Hillary .. think again NO HILLARY equals BIG MISTAKE

    PUMA

    August 22, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. Cathy

    Look at the end of the day Obama needs Clinton supporters and Clinton needs Obama supporter.

    I admit things have gotten a little out of hand...but come on...IT'S POLITICS.

    Both Obama and Clinton supporter basically want the same thing for this country....PRACTICALLY THE OPPOSITE OF MCCAIN!!!

    Come on....let's move on and fight together to get the White House back!!!

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. Jon

    WIth the amount of hype this is getting, unless Obama picks Clinton, or some other major name like that, this is going to go down as one of the biggest anti-climaxes in American political history. No one really cares about the VP choice. When the name comes out, people will go, "Oh? OK." And that'll be it. Biden, Bayh, Edwards...just names. Unless Obama picks Clinton, or Gore, or someone of that stature, this anticipation can only hurt Obama, and make him look very manipulative.

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  6. John in Ohio

    I'd bet 20 bucks that every single person who posts "No Hillary = No vote for Obama!" is a paid staffer working for Mark Penn in the basement of Burson-Marsteller's headquarters in New York.

    Goo job Hillary, pick a chief strategist who is the CEO of the PR firm that has represented Blackwater USA, Countrywide, numerous South American juntas, the Saudi government, and of course Union Carbide after the Bhopal disaster. That's the kind of judgment I don't want to see in a President or a Vice President or even a Senator. Luckily I'm not from New York so the last one is moot.

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  7. Coach Thumper

    If this is the pick, Obama has some serious 'splaining to do.

    Waiting this long has overplayed his hand already. A surprise pick/risk would only double the resentment and question marks.

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. Mary (Texas)

    LEAVE HILLARY ALONE!!! When NOBAMA loses in Nov. it will be the fault of his nasty mouthed supporters, Pelosi and Obama's lack of experience!!! And thanks to Rev. Wright and his buddy Tony Resko....

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  9. VA Voter

    I'll see who it is when I get my text message!

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  10. scarlatone

    Obama – Lippert

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. Democrat for McCain

    Who ???
    Hillary will guarantee a win.....anyone else and we will being getting our 2009 press conferences from President McCain.
    Jennie

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  12. Trever

    This is taking too long and I have to say that it is making me really not like Obama. Stop being coy. Stop being annoying. Start attacking McCain's record. Start talking about issues and a plan for our country. So far, I would say this campaign is being run worse than both Gore's and Kerry's. It's being run by amatuers and lead by an amatuer leader...

    Obama/ Clinton ')8

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  13. Scott, West Chester, OH

    Obama is in a box. To make up for his lightweight credentials, he needs an experienced heavyweight. But any heavyweight will make his qualifications look all the more puny and will damage his image as the candidate of change. Are we getting serious buyers remorse yet?

    ROLL CALL FOR HILLARY!! IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

    August 22, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  14. Catherine

    Look at the end of the day Obama needs Clinton supporters and Clinton needs Obama supporters. I admit things have gotten a little out of hand but let's get real…IT'S POLITICS.

    Seriously, both Obama and Clinton supporters basically want the same thing for this country, which is PRACTICALLY THE OPPOSITE OF MCCAIN!!!

    Come on….let's move on and fight together to get the White House back!!!

    August 22, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. Jake

    SONGBIRD MCCAIN,

    I was agreeing with everything you said until you took a swipe at his willingness to "talk to the enemy" while being tortured. I'm not voting for McCain, and I'm a strong Obama supporter, but what you just said was disgusting. I doubt you'd hold up for a day undergoing what he did.

    August 22, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  16. Chris DD

    That would be an epic failure of monumental proportions! He better not pick Chet.

    August 22, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  17. PHIL-TEXAS

    I DON'T SEE HOW YOU CAN REJECT SOME OF MY POSTS AND YOU LET THE VILE LANGUAGE THAT TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY IS PUTTING IN AND IT HAS BEEN PRINTED SHAME ON YOU CNN

    August 22, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  18. Scott

    This VP thing has become an even worse joke than it was 2 months ago. Obama ISN"T ready. He cannot see clearly. Twenty Million Voters have already made it clear who needs to be on that ticket and if he chooses ANYONE else than Clinton–we can conclude that Michelle just isn't ready to run the governing either.

    August 22, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  19. Rich

    It would be tricky to have Hillary as VP for many reasons. The one I'd be most concerned about would be the Republicans bringing up all her attacks and hiding behind the line that even his own VP thinks those things about him.

    If Obama could somehow navigate that, part of me is starting to hope she is the VP. Didn't he say recently that he wants someone who would butt heads with him?

    August 22, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  20. Ben

    Chet Edwards? Shades of 1960. A charismatic young senator from the north needs an older southern senator to help deliver.

    As for the Obama can't win without Clinton... most democrat hardliners will come around because they'll realize 8 years of Bush will be replayed in 4 years of McCain. The moderates though will shy away because of Clinton's confrontational approach. She's the future Teddy Kennedy.

    August 22, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  21. Mohammad, Los Angeles CA

    You know what? If he picks Chet, then it'll be "Obama-Edwards" and uneducated voters will think he picked "John Edwards" and link him to the scandal and he will lose!!!

    August 22, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
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