June 4th, 2008
02:27 PM ET
12 years ago

Kennedy joins Obama VP search team

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Kennedy is joining Obama's VP search team.

Kennedy is joining Obama's VP search team.

(CNN) - Caroline Kennedy has joined Barack Obama's vice presidential selection team, an Obama campaign spokesman said Wednesday.

Former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson and former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder are also serving on the committee.

Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, formally endorsed Obama late January in a New York Times op-ed piece titled, "A President Like My Father."

"I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them," Kennedy wrote then. "But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president - not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans."


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (443 Responses)
  1. LB

    Thank you!!!! Find the best person for the job!!!

    June 4, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. sety

    Excellent and proper move.

    June 4, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. Rick in Florida

    Thats GREAT !!! Send the Clintons that VERY CLEAR message that LIFE GOES ON, and they can either play along and support him, or GET OUT OF THE WAY.

    June 4, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. s

    wow! Smart intellegent people looking for his VP, then you know the VP would also be a change candidate. Not a candidate with name or usual politics. Exciting!!!!!!!

    Obama '08 🙂

    June 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. McClinton Voter

    The same folks that worked "wonders" for Kerry and Mondale?

    ROFLMAO!!!!

    June 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. PaulMo

    Smart. Very smart.

    June 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    God job Obama you should put Colin Powell on that team also along with Al Gore.

    June 4, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Realist in Maryland

    Anybody but Billary

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. GERALD STROTHER

    no clinitons

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  10. Brian

    More signs that Clinton, while on the "short list," can probably kiss her chances goodbye.

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. obama == supporter== arkansas

    THEY WILL VETT THE HOPEFULS FULLY AND FAIRLY

    WELCOME

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Venus

    YES!

    Let's get this VP selection on! No to Hillary!

    Now watch... some of her bitter supporters will now threaten that if Hillary is not on Obama's ticket they won't vote!!! (:

    Glad I am on the winning team!

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. White small town for Obama !!

    Please choose wisely we have faith on you!!!

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  14. bernj

    Excellent move. This is the best way to deal with the Billaryites. More importantly, it is a great way to get the best fit for VP. Good people to help make a good decision.

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  15. nowlin

    This is wonderful.

    June 4, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  16. Mike

    wow, Kennedy will make us proud with the choosing....

    June 4, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. Irene Adams

    What makes Caroline Kennedy an expert on this?
    Enough said.

    June 4, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  18. A. Klich

    Caroline Kennedy shoud be the VP

    June 4, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  19. J MCKINNEY

    CONGRAD MR. PRESIDENT
    LET'S MOVE THE COUNTY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

    June 4, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  20. Luke

    Search is over!
    Hillary Clinton for VP!

    Only Republicans trying to ruin the democrats are aganist the idea.

    June 4, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. BREAKING NEWS:

    Just please keep Geraldine Ferraro, James Carville, Joe Scarborough, and worst of all Bob Johnson and that big mouth lady Susan ?-Jones that was yelling in the camera after Saturday's DNC meeting.

    Heidi

    June 4, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  22. OBAMACAN- CA

    If Hillary is to become VP or anyone else for that matter then let the rehearsals begin.

    Dems want to see and hear potential VP's jump and chime in whenever the Republican Smear Machine attacks.

    June 4, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  23. IT'S FINALLY OVER NOW FOR THE REAL BEGINNING

    this is a beautiful movement

    June 4, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  24. Emma

    What is it with these old men? Hillary should be vice president if she can't be president. Come on, good old boys (and girls). Hillary is the only choice.

    June 4, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. JB

    WAIT, Hillary said it isn't over yet!

    June 4, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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