April 18th, 2012
03:12 PM ET
8 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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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Myviewis

    People, get over it, no Hilary please.

    April 18, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Even Hillary Clinton on the ticket couldn't save Obama from defeat in November. I'm sure she has no interest in helping Obama anymore. Obama needs to find somebody else willing to take his 3am phone calls for help.

    April 18, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  3. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Obama is stuck with Crazy Joe and his pathetic 1.48% of income to charity contributions. He might be better called SCROOGE!

    April 18, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. Vismaya George

    Whatever happened to her ? She looks like some character in a horror movie.

    April 18, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. rocky

    well i hope obama is re-elected if i was old enough id vote for obama because i dont think a different president would make a difference in the white house except change the furniture around and maybe wear different cologne. hahaha

    April 18, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |

    Hillary Clinton is fine right where she is for the time being....however, in 2016 we will require her services as President Of The United States of America

    April 18, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. 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.

    April 18, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  8. rocky

    obama faced some challenges and he took care of what he had to take care of you know hes gonna be president again due to the fact that it took bush weeks to respond to a domestic tradgedy. people remember those things. good morning america.

    April 18, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. jono

    Hillary could win in her own right if she wanted to be president. She's done a great service to the country since she was even the first lady. She has done more for the country than R-Money has ever done since his lame term as governor. I bet that there will be a female president before R-Money gets to even see the White House.

    April 18, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth wrote:

    Even Hillary Clinton on the ticket couldn't save Obama from defeat in November.
    I am anxious to see who C3PO picks to be his partner.

    April 18, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Rudy NYC - I am anxious to see who C3PO picks to be his partner.
    Well Dick Cheney's got a new ticker and is good for another 100,000 miles! Now THAT should get the conservative vote AND drive the liberals over the cliff...

    April 18, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. kimberly

    I dont want her to run as his VP!!! I LOVE her, and want her to be President in 2016, AFTER POTUS Obama is done with his second term!!! I love Joe Biden, hes a great VP, and he should stay right where he is. I am sad that she wont be SOS after this term. Shes done amazing things repairing the damage that bush caused us around the world!

    April 18, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. kimberly

    Seriously she looks old???? ARE YOU PATHETIC right wingers EVER enbarassed by your ignorance?? SHEESH, maybe she should do the ann romney sarah palin and michelle bachman thing and get surgery and botox? This woman has more brains and beauty in her little finger than all three above have in their exsistance!

    April 18, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth wrote:

    Even Hillary Clinton on the ticket couldn't save Obama from defeat in November.
    I am anxious to see who C3PO picks to be his partner."

    Hey! YOu do a grave injustice to C3PO by implying he's THAT inhuman.

    April 18, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  15. Little Jimmy Truth

    Hillary, you made right decision that you will not help Obama anymore. Great job and more fun.

    Obama, don't forget to pack. Ah, don't forget to five tips to women from Columbia where your agents had fun last week.

    April 18, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. hate and lies from the right

    Romney is toast come november. It won't matter to him other than a bruised ego

    April 18, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. Sorensen

    Obama will win in November. The GOP and Romney will see to that.
    With regard to Hillary, she is much to valuable and brilliant to be VP. She will either be President in 2016 or do
    whatever she wants with her life. She deserves it.

    April 18, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  18. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    Yes kimberly honey she LOOKS OLD! Suck it up!!

    And just what damage has she reaired? North Korea has more nukes, Iran will have nukes, a lot of our arab allies were thrown under the bus along with Israel, Pakistan ready to throw us out, Obama stroking the Russian PM's leg, Syria is in flames with thousands dying and Iran threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz! But she does throw back a mean beer! I wonder if they got any pictures of her dancing on the table?

    April 18, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. Ann

    Hillary yes, but not for VP. I'd choose Hillary, if it was between Hillary and Romney for president. Otherwise...

    April 18, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  20. Field1stSgt

    Hillary doesn't want to be a goat. Any political career she would envision would be overwith running on the same ticket with Cocunut head.

    April 18, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  21. judy

    she should run next time around. . Obama is loyal to Joe and thats as it should be. If they make you use your real name on the internet I would like to see how many of you clowns will write the stupid crap that you do now. Obama 2012

    April 18, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  22. Rod in Dallas TX

    The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and George W. Bush should all be in prison for war crimes. Starting a war based on lies. Thousands of civilians have been killed. Where is their punishment?

    April 18, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |

    LOL@ C3PO....lol RUDY NYC, classic!!! I've found Mittens name for the rest of the year!!!! Obama 2012!!!!

    April 18, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. Drake

    Can you imagine how much better off we would be if Hillare was President instead of the drool we have in there now.

    April 18, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. nurse

    romney is awful. i lived in massachusetts when the others voted him in. he is not able to lead. he only is in this for himself and his giant ego!!!!!

    April 18, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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