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. melvinowens

    why would obama select someone as his running mate, who publically stated that john mccain was qualified to be president, whereas obama was not qualified. hillary should seek to become mccain's running mate

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  2. Casey - Missouri

    I'm hoping Wesley Clark. That would carry Arkansas and really give Obama an attack dog for McCain.

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  3. Mike

    Hillary for a Cabinet spot until a Supreme Court Justice spot opens up.

    August 22, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  4. Oneof18Million

    If this is true, OBAMA lost my vote! GO MCCAIN!!!!!

    Hillary2012!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. James

    Obama obviously doesn't need my vote. How will he reach across the aisle to get things done with Republicans if he can't reach across to the other side of his own party?

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  6. Kathy

    Obama, good luck you will need it. Hillary 2012

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  7. No Hillary = No Obama

    This just ices it. Obama and his team are so over confident, so arrogant, so ungrateful – for me it will be a write in for Hillary on the November ballot or I might vote for McCain – a man of experience, who had his bones broken in service to this country. Obama – what has he served, but his own ambitions.

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  8. Travis in OH

    Thank God! I would have been rather disappointed if he chose her just to placate her stubborn supporters.

    Obama/Biden 08/12

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  9. Writing Hillary in

    Or maybe just renting a movie that night.

    So sick of this clown ignoring half of his own party.

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  10. Barbara - NC

    I'm glad he's bringing this process into the 21st century – maybe training for other political big shots on high tech stuff will be next?

    No more horse and buggy – No more "NAM"

    We have to look forward, not backward. Would CNN succeed on RADIO?

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

    I am sad =(

    August 22, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  12. gohillary

    Well, Well, Well. Who cares? Hillary is better off. In 4 years Hillary will be back. Oh yes! Hillary: 18 million voices minus 1? Who needs him? We love you Hillary. You play second to NO ONE. See you in 4 years.

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  13. bad decision

    well too bad..I wanted obama to be president, but he cant do it without clinton...he needs those votes

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  14. E

    Clinton for VP or Obama loses my vote.

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  15. John

    Thank the lord

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  16. Trina

    Duh.

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  17. Ann

    If this is true, OBAMA, you are an IDIOT.

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  18. Where did the REAL Democrat Party go?

    WOW, there are gonna be SOOOOO many people who don't vote this November, and SOOOOO many people who will change Parties because of this..............talk about "Disenfranchisement"......

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Well there goes my vote. Goodbye Obama.

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  20. ABG

    If Hillary is not the VP, this life-long Democrat will sit this election out. With 18,000,000 voters behind her, she deserved the position.
    I am still waiting for the Obama magnet that was promised when I made one contribution.
    I "hope" this is not an omen of things to come. Make promises and do not deliver!

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

    It's Biden

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  22. Alex

    Final straw in the disrespect of Senator Clinton. She garnered just as many votes as Obama in the primary, 18 million to be exact. His refusal to put her on the ticket, let alone even sincerely help to retire her campaign debt is more than enough to show me he apparently does not need or want my support.

    August 22, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  23. Nana

    Thank God!!

    August 22, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  24. Lisa

    Huge mistake Barack. You just lost me, my money and lots of other democrats expecting you to do the right thing to unify our democratic party.

    August 22, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  25. No for Obama

    Well there goes my vote. Goodbye Mr. Obama.

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