August 22nd, 2008
09:59 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN confirms: Kaine will not be VP

Kaine will not be Obama's running mate, according to the AP.
Kaine will not be Obama's running mate, according to the AP.

Sources close to Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia says he has been informed he will not be Obama’s Vice President. One source tells CNN that Obama personally made the call to Governor Kaine. Another source tells CNN that Kaine left Richmond for Denver a few hours ago, and has now arrived in Denver for the convention.


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  1. Matt

    Well two down, Bayh and Kaine no longer, I hope it will be Biden. Maybe Obama will throw and curve ball unexpected suprise and choose Al Gore. and judy in PA if Mcjoke offered hillary the vp spot she would soooo say no, why would she jump sides after such a hard long fought democratic campaign and endorse Obama??

    Obama
    Biden

    August 22, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  2. anna

    Hillary is a winner choice with her following and her experience. But she is very polarizing and opinionated.
    She has been very critical of Obamas experience.

    Biden is a very good candidate with the foreign policy experience Obamas ticket needs, and relative popularity across party lines, but his mouth is a loose cannon.
    He has been very critical of Obamas experience.

    Both voted yes on Iraq intervention.
    What is the difference?

    Man vs. Woman
    Man has no delegates.
    Woman has half a Convention full.
    WOMAN BETTER CHOICE!!!!

    August 22, 2008 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  3. naygie

    TO CNN: YOU NEED NEW SOURCES!!! BEGALA AND CARVILLE ARE PUTTING CNN IN TUNE WITH FOX NEWS. Both men obviously Hillary brown keepers; you put them on the air and all they can do is spit pitty and dirt all at the same time. All that Hillary pumas nonsense sounds more like a planned talking point-Lets get it straight, them two or maybe four, wish for Obama to lose the candidacy. If they can't be fair and balanced, then hey should stay away from saying anything at all. Carville talked too much s*** during the primaries; primaries are over, lets stay focus on winning the nomination for presidency regardless of who's on the ticket!

    August 22, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  4. Jake

    I think it's hysterical that all these Hillary supporters think Hillary will even have a shot if McCain is elected. She'll be blamed for the loss and there's no way anyone would support her besides the hardcore Hillary supporters and that won't be enough to win an election.

    It may suck but the best think for Hillary is for Obama to win, Hillary can wait 8 years and she'll be a shoe-in for the Democratic nomination and will have the full support of the party.

    But hey it's your vote, if you want to cut off your nose to spite your face go ahead, but don't complain about it afterwards.

    August 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  5. CM

    MG, what makes you think HRC will get the nod in 4 years? And will it make a difference at that time when we continue this downward spiral and debt to China? If Obama doesn't make it but then comes back and gets the nod again will you again let the Repubs win till its Clinton time?

    Hoping for Clinton to come back is too risky. She can do the most help now running the senate with a Democratic president to back her up.

    August 22, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  6. Otis

    Here's a point....Obama is raising all this money, yet he only leads by 2% these days. 2% people.

    I think there's a bigger issue here. Why can't Obama close the deal, even with his celebrity status?

    Anyone out there wanna take this?

    August 22, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  7. ggamma

    you are right!!! specially Mike Carville he needs to stay away and not saying anything becuase he is too much of Clinton and sound always about dream ticket. I don't like this guy, he needs to shut up!!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  8. gbywms

    To all the Hillary supporters.

    Listen to the news, Hillary is DEEPLY in debt, what you should is support her by donating money not your mouth full of hateful words.

    Hillary is over the lost why can't you? You mean to tell me you wanted her to president more than she wanted it herself. Please give me a break

    Think about it do something useful, get her out of debt. you will feel better about yourself

    August 22, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  9. Gail

    I have to wonder whether it really does the country any good to have all this incessant speculation about the VP. Would it kill us to wait until tomorrow morning? If the media had put this much effort into the non-existent Iraqi WMDs before the war, now *that* would have made a difference.

    August 22, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  10. ggamma

    I meant James Carville needs to stay away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  11. Terrance

    This is all a big waste of time. There is no way Obama will ever be President.

    August 22, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  12. common sense

    If Obama does not win, HRC can kiss 2012 good bye. We, Obama supporters will not forget.

    August 22, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  13. Barbara - NC

    If you PUMA people can't remember – there are another 18 million that will get even if you all screw with our candidate.

    2012 won't matter !!!!!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  14. Barbara - NC

    At least the MEN bow out gracefully and don't threaten like the Clinton PUMA party are trying to do. YOU CANNOT hold the OTHER 18 million hostage, people. WISE UP

    August 22, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  15. Viva Obama

    Barack Obama if you pick Hillary as VP we will not vote for you. She is the one who gave ammunitions to McForget-it-all to try to diminish you and Bill recently gave an ambiguous answer about your readiness to be commander in chief. No need to say : they don't like you and they never will no matter what.

    CNN DON'T PUT ME IN THE AWAITING FOR EVER LIST PLEASE

    August 22, 2008 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  16. james

    I JUST HOPE IT'S NOT THAT EGO-CENTRIC, STEALING, WASHINGTON INSIDER BIDEN. HE WILL SINK OBAMA 08.

    August 22, 2008 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  17. CitizenS

    DEMS…Kaine is a great govenor and has much of a future in the government but right now, he can't sell this ticket the way someone with foreign policy background. Biden will be a great choice! Get it together. Would you have had Obama run with Hillary and use the next 10 weeks explaining Bill's shortcomings on top of Hillary's own issues that you ALL seem to conveniently forget in the heat of the moment. This is about bringing our ECONOMY back, stopping 'foot in mouth' McCain from placing us in more foolish and warring situations. So, if you think HATE will save you from RUSSIA and CHINA, vote McCain by all means. But don't cut your nose off to spite your face, save yourself in spite of yourself! OBAMA YES WE CAN!

    August 23, 2008 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  18. Patriot

    Scoring the Votes

    He said that he had "a perfect voting record from organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion." But we called both of those groups, and they told us they don't even release congressional scorecards. In fact, the American Legion's constitution prohibits it.

    The veteran in this exchange was also wrong in saying McCain doesn't have a perfect voting record with the VFW (since such a record doesn't even exist). However, he is correct in that McCain doesn’t have a perfect score with DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a group of 1.3 million disabled veterans that supports more funding for veterans health care. McCain has a 20 percent record of voting the way DAV would like him to in 2006. The group is nonpartisan, but its 100 percent rankings disproportionately go to Democrats: 207 Democrats in Congress and only 13 Republicans received scores of 100 percent in 2006. Senators were evaluated on five votes for amendments that would have increased funding for veterans’ health care.

    August 23, 2008 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  19. Patriot

    Getting his own "tax credit" wrong: McCain was badly wrong in what he said about the child "tax credit." The current child tax credit is $1,000, and McCain is not proposing any increase at all. What McCain actually is proposing is a gradual increase in the $3,500 exemption for each dependent child, starting in 2010 and increasing $500 each year until it reaches $7,000 in 2016. On his Web site McCain describes this as a "doubling" of the exemption, but even that is misleading. According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, the exemption is expected to go up to $4,200 per child in that time period under current law, which calls for annual adjustments for inflation.

    The distinction between a tax credit and a tax exemption is both basic and significant. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax owed. An exemption is much less valuable to taxpayers, as it merely reduces the amount of income subject to tax. An exemption is also more valuable to upper-income taxpayers, who fall into higher tax brackets, than to middle- and lower-income taxpayers.

    August 23, 2008 02:45 am at 2:45 am |
  20. tammy

    Those Obama people who say that Hill won't be pres in 2012, please understand that we won't have a dem president anytime soon. I don't like Obama, therefore, I won't vote for him. You hate Hill...don't vote for her. We just won't have a dem as a president in the White House no time soon. Bill was the best Dem president we've had anyway. We don't need the democrate equivalent of Bush/Cheney.

    Democrates for McCain!!!

    August 23, 2008 03:04 am at 3:04 am |
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