[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/05/13/art.sens.behind.mccain.jpg caption="Sens. Carper, Lieberman and Graham stand behind John McCain at a press briefing."]
(CNN) - Every senator who looks in the mirror may see a potential president – but in a new survey, they’re a bit more equivocal about the No. 2 job in the executive branch.
Since the final three presidential hopefuls are sitting senators, a member of that body is sure to occupy the White House this fall. The Hill asked the remaining 97 if they’d consider accepting a vice presidential slot.
Some said they’d be happy to join the ticket. "Yes. Sign me up,” said Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware. “I've been kidding people for years: The hours are better, the wages are just as good - whoever heard of a vice president getting shot at? - and it's a great opportunity to travel.
“And actually since time has gone by, the job is robust … So sure. Anybody here would, if they're going to be honest. The chances are slim to none. But I promise you, I would deliver all three of Delaware's electoral votes."
Others seemed a bit less enthralled with the idea. Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, whose name has often been floated as a potential running mate for the Democratic nominee this year, did not embrace the notion – though he didn’t rule it out, either. "I'm not really interested. That's all I want to say," he said.
And Republican Sen. John Sununu of New Hampshire ruled it out entirely. “I am focused on my election," he said. "And frankly, I don’t think John McCain should pick any member of Congress or the United States Senate.”