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.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. A.

    No disrespect to him at all, but thank goodness.

    August 22, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  2. PoliticoMike

    Hey,
    Has anyone activated the tracking device on Al Gore?? Hmmmm.

    August 22, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  3. AC

    The whole world is breathless (?) awaiting the announcement of the name of the unfortunate soul who will be tasked with bolstering the very weak candidacy of Barack Obama.

    August 22, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  4. Texas Trail Dog

    WHO CARES? Im not voting for Obama the obamination anyway.

    August 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  5. jonny

    One House One Spouse Obama 08

    August 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  6. joshua

    tHIS IS BIGGER THAN OBAMA AND HILLARY, THATS WHY I DONT CARE WHAT HILLARY SAYS OBAMA WAS SUCH A SCUMBAG TO HER AND THE MEDIA SUCKIN HIM OFF LIKE THAT WAS SO UNFAIR. IF HE DOESNT PICK HER HE LOST , I COULD GIVE 2 PITS FOR PARTY UNITY, YOU WANT UNITY THEN UNITE THEM BOTH

    August 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  7. Jerry

    Good. I can't believe he was even in the final tier. He brings nothing to the table, but VA...and that swing state is still not guaranteed with him on the ticket.

    August 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  8. jeanette

    CNN – please get rid of Begala and Carville from your show. They are huge supporters of the Clintons and nothing unbiased ever comes out of their mouths. Please, get people that are more objective and move away from all the Clinton speak.
    Trust me, your ratings will go up.

    August 22, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  9. RB from NH

    Why would all you Clinton lovers want Hillary for VP?

    What would be the point?

    Obama President, Hillary Supreme Court Justice

    August 22, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  10. Hayden

    Hillary 2012

    Since Obama want to lose by not picking Hillary!

    August 22, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  11. joshua

    tHIS IS BIGGER THAN OBAMA AND HILLARY, THATS WHY I DONT CARE WHAT HILLARY SAYS OBAMA WAS SUCH A SCUMBAG TO HER AND THE MEDIA SUCKIN HIM OFF LIKE THAT WAS SO UNFAIR. IF HE DOESNT PICK HER HE LOST , I COULD GIVE 2 PITS FOR PARTY UNITY, YOU WANT UNITY THEN UNITE THEM BOTH.
    I WILL VOTE MCAIN OR NADER JUST TO SCREW OBAMA LIKE HE DID CLINTON

    August 22, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  12. carl

    don't hate congratulate

    August 22, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  13. CAW in MD

    That's a shame - Kaine would have brought a lot of positives to the ticket, and kept the pressure on McCain in Virginia.

    I guess Biden would be okay, but I'm still hoping for Richardson...

    August 22, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  14. MG

    I can think of so many reasons why I do not trust Obama to run this country. Don't see that any of the VP frontrunners change that. Let's all vote for McCain so Hillary can run in 4 yrs and take her place!

    August 22, 2008 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  15. ggamma

    Joe Biden will be a great VP for Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!experience on both national security and forign policy

    August 22, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  16. michelle

    please don't say who care we need to care where this country is heading. we use to be the powerful country not anymore thank to bush. now it china we can not afford another bush 4th term with mccain. the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer.

    August 22, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  17. bob nj

    well, joshua, you have posted many times about you unwavering support of Hillary, now why do you think anyone cares?

    August 22, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  18. Jan Illinois

    Obama do the right thing for this party and pick our lady so we can win and unite us all. Please!!

    August 22, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  19. texdem

    Hey ttdog,

    Why are you posting if you don't care???

    August 22, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  20. judy in PA

    I hope its Biden anyone but Billary, let her run as Mccains mate.
    He can afford her debt and maybe a house or 2.

    August 22, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  21. Ridiculous

    Joshua- that is ridiculous. People like you are the reason this country is heading down the tubes (and for the record–Hillary Clinton was the "pre-ordained queen"). Texas- I care, and judging by your handle you must be quite proud of your state's presidential track record.

    The rest of the world, not so much...

    It's time for new politics, a government of the people, by the people...it's time for Barack H. Obama.

    August 22, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  22. Ted

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Obama/NotHillary 08

    August 22, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  23. E.C.Coleman

    NObama isn't going to win anyway.......plus, the BIG FOOL blew off the most important person who could have put him in the White House. Nobama has shown his ignorance and inexperience in this campaign. He's not worth anything and his JUDGEMENT IS NON-EXISTENT! NOBAMA IS CETAINLY NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL. SO WHO CARES ABOUT THE 2ND FOOL THE 1ST FOOL PICKS?

    August 22, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  24. L.B.

    Glad you're handing this like an adult.

    August 22, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  25. lol

    This whole thing is such a sham. I suppose that all Obama's young and giddy schoolkid groupies are just loving it. What an immature thing to do; and you dems want him to make decisions for this country and the world? God spare us from him getting into the White House.

    August 22, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
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