Hillary on Obama's Veep Choice: 'His Alone'

Departing candidate says she's open, but not running for VP
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 3:04 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., right, shakes hands at a town hall-style meeting.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Team Clinton tempered speculation that she was bargaining for the No. 2 spot today, deeming the VP choice “Senator Obama’s and his alone.” One day after Hillary Clinton told New York’s congressional delegation that she was open to being a running mate, the New York Times reports, a rep said “she is not seeking the vice presidency, and no one speaks for her but her.”

Obama, meanwhile, told CNN that everyone needs to "settle down" about the VP selection process. "It's only been two days, and I think its not just in my interest and Senator Clinton's interest, but in the Democratic Party's interest and the country's interest, to make sure I make this decision well."