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."


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soundoff (443 Responses)
  1. justjoe

    hell, why not Caroline? Her kids "convinced" her of Obama's worth, so I guess she is the first of the new faces we are going to see in the new Washington.

    June 4, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Informed voter

    Does NE1 still wonder if he can handle HRC??? This is BRILLIANT!!!

    June 4, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. sherrie50

    Politics as usual. OB wants things to change in Wash., but continues to maintain status quo. Same faces, same behavior. I have not been fooled.

    June 4, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. rose for obama

    Please no.
    She stands for all things that obama supporters are tired of in washington.

    June 4, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Becky

    "JB June 4th, 2008 2:32 pm ET

    WAIT, Hillary said it isn't over yet!"

    ---–
    Um, that's because Hillary is in denial. She lost. Blatant disregard of the facts makes me think she's more like George W. than anyone else. Sorry so harsh, but come on.

    June 4, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. GR

    How does Caroline Kennedy qualify to give advice on a VP? This is strange.

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. Dave SC

    Who cares? Obama has no expertise to decide himself.. He showing the american peopple that he has to nominate separate team to find a VP for him. It is his job to nominate somebody.
    Imagine if he becomes president, he will have such teams/committees to study every policy. He will spend our tax money with this kind of bureaucracy. Wake up America.

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. DJ, LA, CA

    Please no Clinton! Never!

    But these might do:

    Rendell
    Bayh
    Nunn

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. CAROL FROM NC

    I WON'T BE VOTING FOR HIM WITH HILLARY

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. Sam Rose

    Thank goodness that Obama
    WILL NOT STAND FOR HILLARY HOLDING
    THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS and PARTY HOSTAGE–

    This says a lot about the type of leader he is and will be for our country-he will NOT be pushed around-

    Choose the best person for the job bottom line--

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Good job

    penzi

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  12. njvoter

    IF HILLARY WANTS TO BE CONSIDERED THEN SHE BETTER STOP THIS NONSENSE AND SUPPORT HIM. BY THE WAY NOT PUTTING HER ON THE TICKET IS NOT A DISRESPECT TO HER SUPPORTERS. HER SUPPORTERS KNOW AND UNDERSTAND (NO MATTER HOW MANY CLAIM TO VOTE FOR MC CAIN) THAT OBAMA WILL HELP PUSH HER AGENDA ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE MORE THAN MC CAIN.

    HILLARY SUPPORTERS WILL BE DISRESPECTING HILLARY IF THEY VOTE MC CAIN, SOMEONE THAT IS COMPLETELY AGAINST CLINTON'S AGENDA.

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  13. America think.think

    people of America don't allow your good judgement to be clouded by
    Obama's fancy rhetotics....stand-up and think with your.........
    BRAIN...............AND VOTE McCAIN !!!

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. JED

    Great! Hillary as VP ... that will be lethal for an Obama Administration ...

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  15. Democrat in 08!

    Well considering that Clinton supporters will not vote for Obama even if she is on the ticket. Than it makes perfect sense to pick someone else. Your decision Obama only yours!

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  16. David5992

    Texas Trail Dog: Did you even read the first name - Caroline, not Teddy - or are you just spewing hate?

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  17. Brittany R.

    I think that it is both immature and very sad that there are so many Hillary supporters that refuse to accept that Obama has won and rally for him. I'm proud of Hillary for her accomplishments, but it is not her time, it is Obama's. Therefore as a democrat, as a citizen who still wants to end the war, as a citizen who still wants the best for this country...why on earth can't the Hillary supporters be true supporters of a better America and get behind Obama?! It is truly a sad thing that Hillary will not step up and encourage her followers to do the right thing. All she is concerned about is winning. What happened to saving America?

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  18. griffin

    Barack we are with you, and so will the Hillary supporters.
    We understand the urgency for CHANGE, let's do this together!!!!!!

    June 4, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  19. Ted R. from NYC

    Here we go with the old song and dance, already. Caroline Kennedy openly endorsed Obama, but she donated money to Clinton's campaign. Something's brewing here, and it has a foul odor.

    June 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  20. M.A

    It would be suicidal for Obama to choose Hillary as a running mate. She is very divisive and for all the dirty stiff she said about him. I do not think so.

    June 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  21. Willie McGill@DePaul University

    Ms. Kennedy should look to the Sunshine State. The only individual that is able to secure the White House for Senator Obama is Forida's former Governor and U.S. Senator, Bob Graham. When Mr. Bob Graham served Florida, he was well liked. He won his bids for re-election by landslides.

    June 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. ATL resident

    Well if Caroline Kennedy has been added to the search for a VP team, we have pretty clear signal that it isn't going to be Clinton–not that it ever was anyway.

    June 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. Sean from Orlando

    Well if they do not pick Hillary I am joining the 40% of Hillary fans who plan on voting for McCain and I am leaving the party along with most the other Dems I know here in FL who had their vote robbed from them by the DNC for something they did not do. We are more than just half people and our vote should count as more than a half vote. Hillary being on the ticket is the only fair solution since Barrack obtained this nomination through the disenfranchisement of voters in two states. He is not better than Bush winning the election in the same manner and unless Clinton is on the ticket I will not support him.

    June 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  24. ringo

    Hillary's obssession to being President's best chance is if she is the VP. Her harbouring of a dark hope for something bad to happen to Obama is still in her head and GOD forbid, if that happens, she would not just be President, but the first female President. This is her hidden desire. It is a scary prospect. Do NOT Put her on the ticket. PRESIDENT OBAMA, YOU MUST EXERCISE YOUR GOOD JUDGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for your own safety.

    June 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  25. OBAMA 2008

    obama needs to make sure he picks a VP that is more agressive then he is, one that is not scared to stand up , and put them rep in LINE!! like me! LOL!

    June 4, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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