August 22nd, 2008
11:01 PM ET
6 years ago

Source: Clinton has been told she's not the VP pick

Clinton has been informed she will not be Obama's VP.
Clinton has been informed she will not be Obama's VP.

(CNN) – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama has ruled out Senator Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential running mate, a senior Democratic official told CNN on Friday night.

Clinton - Obama's main rival during the primary season - has been informed by Obama's campaign that she is not his choice to be his vice presidential candidate, the source said.

soundoff (455 Responses)
  1. MG

    MCCAIN '08

    HILLARY '12

    August 22, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  2. Karen

    Well, if that's true, the entire election is over for me. I either won't vote or will write her in.

    One way Obama could've softened the blow to us Clinton supporters and gained some respect back from us was to send us the first message explaining why he didn't choose her.

    He shouldn't be favoring just his supporters now anyway. That is the most divisive move he can make. It's really foolish of him.

    August 22, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  3. judy in PA

    Obama/Biden 08............notified at 3am via text message..................I'm ready.

    August 22, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  4. Mark S. Geiger

    Good!

    August 22, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  5. PUMA 4 HILL

    Surprise, surprise...
    And I am so thankful she didn't want it.

    Where's the beef Obama?
    NO BEEF
    NOBAMA!

    McCain '08 for Clinton '12

    August 22, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  6. Jerry

    There goes the election. Pack it in – Obama can't win without Hillary on the ticket.

    August 22, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  7. Jason, Los Angeles

    Thank goodness. Now let's see if she is willing and able to rally her supporters behind the only pro-choice candidate on the ballot.

    It's time for the PUMA crowd to accept the reality of the situation and vote for political power, not personal vendetta.

    August 22, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  8. Barbara

    Good! Thanks goodness!!

    August 22, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  9. beth

    Well thats it for me..I am abstaining from this election!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  10. Clinton/McCain

    Down with Obama! PUMA PUMA PUMA!!!!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  11. A. Harrison, Atlanta Georgia

    Good Luck Obama Campaign. And you better not Pick Kathleen either, that's hurts us Clinton supporters. Hillary worked her heart out but. it's ok.

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  12. RD

    now comes the hard work keeping the party together hope she can do it obama 2008

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  13. Jan Illinois

    Disappointed to say the least, Disappointed for the United States and the world.

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  14. AP (ATL)

    Yeah! He's done enough for her already. Maybe he will offer her a position on the Supreme Court or something like that...It's time to move on. If true democratic Hillary voters don't get behind Obama for November, I can only think of one card left in the deck that these Hillary voters are playing...O/08

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  15. Obama the idiot

    That OK Hillary. We love you and we will be behind you in 2012. I for one will not vote for Obama for any reason and will proudly cross over to Republican and vote MCCAIN!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  16. Mike Bulmer

    Does this mean we can we -finally- put an end to the Clinton VP speculation?

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  17. Karen

    Well that's it. He ignored half of his own party.

    Maybe if he's President, he'll ignore half of his own country too.

    What an ego.

    August 22, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  18. Barbara - NC

    Don't worry – he has something bigger and better in mind for her. She can do so much more as one of his cabinet members, and can work full time on something HILLARY wants to do. I'm sure they've discussed it. Just have to see November 5.

    Go Obama / whomever '08

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  19. Franky

    Oh, I know, I know!! It's gotta be Natalie Wood! If not Natalie Wood, then who?? It just has to! Now that's different, LOL!!

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  20. sam

    clinton should come out of nowhere at the convention and pull a lincoln and win the nomination.

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  21. lucas

    Too bad. Obama has just lost the election

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  22. Debby

    Phew I am glad if she was on the ticket I would have to vote Obama. I am going to love watching Obama/Biden LOSE.

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  23. mike

    Great.

    I love it.

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  24. Rusty

    Wonderful!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  25. Shaw

    What a fool he is Big mistake

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
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