August 6th, 2008
06:41 PM ET
15 years ago

Clinton: I have ‘no inside information’ on VP process

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Clinton will campaign for her former rival in two states this month, according to the Obama campaign."]
(CNN) – Senator Hillary Clinton spent Thursday in New York on Senate business, but she couldn’t escape questions about the vice presidential search.

The prospect of Clinton joining the ticket remains the subject of much speculation, as even as some believe her odds of being chosen may have diminished in recent weeks. Reacting to reporters her name may not top Obama's VP list, Clinton told reporters “I’ve consistently said I’m very happy being a senator for New York. I love my work. I love representing the people of New York.”

“[T]his is a very personal decision for Senator Obama and I have no inside information as to how he is proceeding with his decision,” she added. “I'm out there supporting him, doing everything I can to make sure he gets elected and I will do same for whatever ticket there is.”

Asked if she would accept the job if it were offered to her, Clinton did not rule out the possibility. “I will do whatever I can or whatever I’m asked,” she said, “but I’m happy doing what I’m doing.”

Clinton was in Yonkers, New York for a family and caregivers event.

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soundoff (162 Responses)
  1. Former Repub

    all you republicans pretending to be hillary supporters need to stop wasting your time.
    We're onto you and know your tactics,
    You give it off easily just by the writing

    OBAMA 08

    August 6, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  2. Hd

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. WE NEED HIL ON THE SUPREME COURT. THINK PEOPLE! We need her to clean up this Guantanamo mess (to square off w/ Scalia, Alito and Thomas) I mean she can take these guys with one arm tied behind her back.

    Kill the sour grapes and lets play this the way we can win not just the Election, but the day after. After all in politics, someone gets thrown under the bus, is this new? She's a big girl (tough as nails), but I think strategic placement of specific skill-sets is crucial to fate of the U.S. as we know it.

    Europe has $8 a gallon gas (imagine that) Everyone needs to play their part this time around. We cannot go down the same road we went down in 2000, we simply cannot afford it.

    Hillary should either be on the Supreme Court or on the Cabinet in a newly created post where she takes the lead and gets us back on our feet. Seriously.

    August 6, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  3. Kris from AZ

    If Clinton was supporting Obama she would be out more often to support Obama. Thanks for all that you are doing Hillary.. Thanks for nothing you ego driven maniac that has poeple fooled and now voting for republicans. Hillarmaniacs are brainless because they are now dropping democrat values. Pumas..Hillary supporters voting republican if our kids are still in Iraq because you voted MCcain. I am blaming YOU. Thanks

    August 6, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  4. Lisa

    To The Obama Supporters

    When the Superdelegates vote for Hillary to win the nomination, are you voting for Hillary or Mccain?

    August 6, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  5. Annie

    If Obama and the DNC truly want to win this election then they will pick Hillary as the VP.

    However, if Obama let's his ego and his insecurity get in the way and decides not to pick Hillary then we ....the Democrats are going to lose this election.

    August 6, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  6. Bob the builder

    Vote what you believe.

    August 6, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  7. sammy60

    Liar, liar. Liar, Hillary I haven't been so angry with you until now. You are campaining for your self, no Sen. Obama. What you are doing is hurting the democratic party. John McCain will win if you continue your madness. Let it go, let it go. Be careful of the ditch you dig for Obama , you just might fall in it your self.

    August 6, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  8. Kentucky

    Without Clinton, Obama cannot win. The question is Obama too stupid and arrogant to choice Hillary as VP? The proof is in the pudding.

    August 6, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  9. Sara

    THEIR BACK!!!!!!!Clintons are both ego maniacs. She will cause trouble at the convention. Just watch.

    August 6, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  10. Seminole32

    HIllary is not needed. All presidential elections are close, so get over this "WAY TO EARLY to be Polling" polling. If Hillary was not so divisive, Barack could have chosen her, but not now. Not ever Hillary.

    Just say no to the Clintons!

    August 6, 2008 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  11. Lucy

    The ticket needs HIllary on it if we want to have a true chance of winning in November. It is incredulous that given the current state of affairs that the US is in, there remains a doubt as to wether the Democrats can actually take back the white house! From the failing economy, lending crisis, failed wars and lost lives to the thousands of Katrina victims who remain displaced, there should be no doubt in our minds that things need to change for the better and quickly! However, Barack Obama, when it is all said and done, cannot take on the responsibility of Commander in Chief. He has no experience to stand up with. He is a Junior Senator and has spent more than half of that time campaigning for President. He has experience on the state level, but that does not amount to ability to run the most powerful Country (or so it was once) in the world. He has awesome potential, I loved his speech at the '04 convention, but the gift of oration does not a President make. I hope Barack can swallow some pride, see through the glitter and grit his teeth and make that phone call that will save us from ourselves. He should call Hillary, call a press conference and announce to McCain and the world that he understands just how important it is to bring back strength and honor to the White House. We can win if Barack makes the right decision. At this point in the election year, he should be so farther ahead in the polls and he is not, if he cannot see this a sign of danger, then he truly does not deserve our trust in him. Just my opinion, but I believe my thoughts are shared by plenty of the 18 million plus supporters. Obama/Clinton 2008 is the only way for our lives to start to slowly improve.

    August 6, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  12. Raymond Duke

    I don't really care who he picks or what she thinks. I will not vote for this man no matter who he picks. I think that it is pretty disgusting that she is even helping this man much less the democrat leadership that betrayed her.

    August 6, 2008 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
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