July 9th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama makes stop at VP vetter's office

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/09/art.holder.gi.jpg caption="Holder, right, and Caroline Kennedy are heading up Obama's VP search."](CNN) - Barack Obama made a surprise stop Wednesday morning at the Washington, DC law firm of his top VP vetter, Eric Holder.

Campaign aides declined to say exactly why the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the unscheduled stop, including whether Obama was specifically meeting with Holder.

Holder, a former deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration, is currently an attorney at the law firm of Covington and Burling. He serves as a legal adviser to Obama, and was tapped by the campaign last month to help steer the Illinois senator's search for a running mate.

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David Axelrod, one of Obama's top political advisers, accompanied the presidential candidate into the office.

Obama and Axelrod were in the building for a little more than an hour.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Eric Holder
soundoff (291 Responses)
  1. Cat in pa.

    Obama/CarolineKennedy Wow that's no experiance and lesser
    I'm writting in Hillary.

    July 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Nicole in NE

    I cannot stand PUMA's, I prefer Adidas – lol!

    Jimmy P. – how about Mitt Romney? now that's a character. Wasn't he the one who said global warming and stopping nuclear proliferation are LIBERAL issues?

    what a joke!

    Obama 08'

    July 9, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. death blow

    I am SO tired of Obama.

    He lost my vote long ago by the type of sneaky campaign of hate and division he chose to wage.

    The democrats are now a house divided.

    I have always been able to vote for the party nominee before... for 35 years.

    No longer.

    July 9, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Lim

    Obama '08: YES, WE SCAM!

    July 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Nicole in NE

    Lisa – flip-flop flip-flop. Aren't those the same words thrown around to get Bush elected? Wow – amazing. If you are looking for someone going back on their words – look no further than McCain!

    I am hoping for someone who actually cares about average Americans. That person is not McCain no matter who much you wish it to be!

    Obama 08'

    July 9, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  6. Jeff

    I dont care who Obama picks as his VP, I will not support him. This will be the first election cycle that I have been unable to support the democratic candidate. I'll be sitting home in November watching the electorate throw the nation to the dogs. It doesn't matter who is elected, Obama or McCain, they are both horrible choices.

    July 9, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Obama 08: Female, 60, white

    Why don't Hillary supporters leave their computers for awhile and get out and raise some money to pay down her debt. Some supporters who now threaten not to vote for Obama if first he doesn't put her on the ticket and now if his supporters don't pay off her self inflicted debtt.

    You hysterical women are a disgrace to the women's movement. You fit the sad stereotype of the foot stamping, pouty woman.

    July 9, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. AMB

    Rick July 9th, 2008 12:52 pm ET

    Caroline Kennedy….lol…………if nothing else, you democrats are amusing.

    Rick, Rick...be nice, those Democrats you're laughing at are going to be governing you for a long, long time to come....And after the last 8 years, you're laughing at the Democrats?!?!?! You have a sick sense of humor

    July 9, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. For my children I vote for the least worthy.

    Obama sought to "unite' the party by dividing IT along racial, income, age, gender and socioeconomic lines.

    What kind of judgement is that? It was a gamble- play the race card now to gain a lead, then call for unity later. It backfired.

    Obama uses race as a shield to silence criticism and as a sword to label and gut his competition.

    He is black when it is politically expedient and biracial when that better serves his needs.

    Who can not see through the hype and hoax of this man's manipulation of the media and his propaganda campaign.

    Oprah? Caroline? Carter? Ted? Stop listening to your children and grandchildren awed by this pop star and go with your adult instincts.

    July 9, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. Sally White

    I'm supporting Obama. We haven't seen a president like him in years. He is inspiring and a leader who can recreate our image in the world, set things right and give us hope. Please visit WhyObama08.org!!! Obama for President!!!

    July 9, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Bulldog

    You females (and some males) who are such poor sports over Hillary losing need to take a chill pill. She was much nastier in her campaign than Obama ever was. You can support McCain if you like, but it will also receive the backlash if McCain wins and America suffers. You do not help Hillary's reputation one bit and should be ashamed of yourself for those of you who are genuine HillRaisers. For the rest of you GOP thugs acting like you were ever a Hillary supporter get a life. You are just typical GOP smear and fear jerks. Congratulations.

    July 9, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  12. Free thinker

    Many Democrats, unfortunately were duped into voting for Obama by the enthusiasm of their children and grandchildren for this media created pop icon. They decided to trust the kid's judgement over their own discernment.

    Celebrities should not be allowed to sway voters.

    Let the people vote on substance, NOT image.

    Now we all know that HILLARY was the REAL deal, who got the shaft and the screwing from the good ole boys.

    July 9, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  13. Gabriel

    We Hillary supporters stand strong and we would expect the presumptive nominee to at least put a genuine effort in trying to unite the party. The most obvious choice is the right choice in this case and if Mr. Obama expects to reside in "La Casa Blanca" come January he better make the choice soon.

    The more he moves to the center-right the more appealing a moderate like McCain is looking.

    July 9, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  14. rhoward

    There is nothing wrong with supporting your candidate. However, when it gets to the point it does on these blogs, it is mind-blowing as to how childish, ignorant and hateful some of your comments are. If you are really a so-called grown-up – act like it and not some spoiled brat who, if he/she doesn't get their way, is going to take their ball and bat and go home. On second thought, maybe you should.

    July 9, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  15. john williams san diego, ca.

    Pick Kerry for V.P.. that balances the new flip flopper with a past flip-flopper..AND Osama I will not learn spanish as a second language even when we are overrun by the invasion.

    July 9, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  16. nerd

    This nation's will is broken and we're all fairly tore up mentally, so we should pick an entertainer.

    I think Obama should pick someone from the following list: Clint Eastwood, William Shatner, Stephen King, Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, Robin Williams, or Conan O'Brian.

    Yes, it's crazy, but no more so than other people on this blog. At least I'm not negative.

    July 9, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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