Clinton Squashes VP Rumors
Says she has 'absolutely no interest'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2010 12:38 PM CDT
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a conference on the Vietnam War in this Sept. 29, 2010 file photo.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton forcefully dismissed the bubbling rumors that she would replace Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate in 2012. Time magazine’s CEO asked Clinton about the rumors at a professional women’s conference today, according to Andrea Mitchell of NBC. Clinton replied that Biden was doing “a wonderful job” and that she has “absolutely no interest, and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on.”

David Axelrod offered a similar denouncement last night. “There’s absolutely nothing to it,” he told the Washington Post. “They're both doing great work, and he wants to keep them on the job.” The rumor seems to have jumped wholesale from various opinion columns (like this one). White House officials say it was never taken seriously.