April 18th, 2012
03:12 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton on being Obama's VP: 'Not going to happen'

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday once again squashed notions that she would accept a gig as President Barack Obama's running mate this fall.

"That is not going to happen," Clinton said in an interview to air on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "That's like saying if the Olympic Committee called you up and said are you ready to run the marathon would you accept. Well, it is not going to happen."

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In Brussels this week for NATO meetings, Clinton said she no longer comments on politics but feels "very confident" about the upcoming election between Obama and the likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Both the president and Clinton, who ran a tight race against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic nomination, have repeatedly shot down rumors that Vice President Joe Biden may be replaced with Clinton on the ticket for the general election.

"As I've said many times, uh, I think Joe Biden, who's a dear friend of ours, has served our country and served the president very well. So I'm out of politics, but I'm very supportive of the team we have in the White House going forward," she said.

Clinton has previously said she will not serve another term as secretary of state if Obama is re-elected, adding she's also not interested in seeking political office again.

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  1. The REAL Truth.. (not the imposter)

    @The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth – "Gee, Hillary is looking OLD. After seeing her pounding down a beer in Columbia, I think she is definitely ready for the lecture and book circuit."
    Perhaps she can join Mitt on the circuit at the end of Nov ?? He's not going to be moving into the White House... at least not the one in DC 🙂

    April 18, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
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