June 20, 2008
Posted: 03:49 PM ET
Edwards recently said that while he is not interested in the vice presidency, he hasn't ruled it out if asked.
Edwards recently said that while he is not interested in the vice presidency, he hasn't ruled it out if asked.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's new information about the hunt for a running mate for Barack Obama.

A member of the Congressional Black Caucus who's met with Obama's vice-presidential screening team says she offered the names of former senators John Edwards and Sam Nunn — and was told they're on the list. Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan says when she mentioned that Al Gore is her favorite, the two members of Obama's team smiled.

Kilpatrick wouldn't say which names Obama's team brought up.

Lawmakers who've been briefed say there are about 20 names on the prospective vice-presidential list, which is said to include current elected officials, former elected officials, and retired military generals.

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Linda from Prescott AZ   June 20th, 2008 8:57 am ET

we will all find out in due time.

Dale, Emlyn, Ky   June 20th, 2008 8:58 am ET

John Edwards would be a great VP choice.
Or maybe John McCain, he will wind up 2nd in the voting anyway.

Independent   June 20th, 2008 8:59 am ET

Add Al Gore to the market on the league of young voters, CNN. I want to buy some Al Gore Stocks.

carepi   June 20th, 2008 9:00 am ET

let's get Al Gore there!.

CNN, can you or will you report about the oil companies going back to iraq after over 36 years of being banned?. check the ny times.

Bood for oil, what a disgrace!

Ryan   June 20th, 2008 9:01 am ET

That would be amazing if Gore was VP.. but I don't really think it will happen. My choice would be Wesley Clark.

Voter   June 20th, 2008 9:02 am ET

I will lose a tremendous amount of respect for Edwards if he joins the ticket with that lying snake Obama.

Bob Indianapolis, IN   June 20th, 2008 9:02 am ET

Take your time and put together the best team to send the doddering fossil back to the elephant graveyard along with the neo-cons and the remainders of Tom Delay's reptilican coalition…

Murphy   June 20th, 2008 9:03 am ET

Good news
Yes we Can

A Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square   June 20th, 2008 9:03 am ET

I like it.

A loser with a loser. Can't win ticket. Good on the girlie candidate, gloves and all.

What a combo. They teamed up against Hillary and now looks like they want to team up again. I hope that is the ticket and ladies you can see what this team wants to do.

BTW nice hair cut John.

Mac 08

Dems   June 20th, 2008 9:04 am ET

So much for "change we can believe in." Al Gore? John Edwards?

JOYCE   June 20th, 2008 9:05 am ET

WELL THIS WANT GET POSTED

BUT
MR EDWARDS WILL BE FINE WITH ME
truth being any one of obamas picking will be fine with me. i trust his judgement to the end of earth.
even if it is hillary will still be ok
have a good day

Jean   June 20th, 2008 9:07 am ET

i can't believe John Edwards would be interested after running with John Kerry. Especially since he really wanted to be president.

Derrick in NC   June 20th, 2008 9:07 am ET

I think John Edwards is a great choice and not only because he is a NC Senator and im in NC :o) but a great advocate for the little guy great job Obama keep this up and NC will turn blue in November.

Denise P Quinton   June 20th, 2008 9:07 am ET

Obama better choose a smart national security V P as he has no experience nor the ability to lead our country. I personally do not care who he picks as I will cast my vote for MCCAIN 08, as will my entire lifelong Democrat family

Tom   June 20th, 2008 9:08 am ET

I like Edwards better than Gore, but would LOVE it if he picked a Veteran!

Arrogant Obama   June 20th, 2008 9:08 am ET

When Obama is a little more understanding and alot less arrogant, he will be better off. I do not expect that to happen. Until it does, I see no reason to support Obama.
His politics are simply to far left for me and his arrogance and attitude turns me off.

Timber   June 20th, 2008 9:09 am ET

How about Sen. Ford?

LT for Obama   June 20th, 2008 9:09 am ET

Obama/Edwards is definately my dream team.

Enlightened Voter -   June 20th, 2008 9:09 am ET

Look, Barack is a Harvard educated Constitutional Scholar and we already know is judgement is brilliant so I have complete trust in Barack, whomever he chooses will be great.

MD FOR OBAMA   June 20th, 2008 9:09 am ET

John Edwards is a great choice. Edwards was my second choice when he, Hillary and Barack were campaigning.

Ed, FW, TX   June 20th, 2008 9:10 am ET

There are a number of qualified VP options. Gore is interesting, but probably less interested than Edwards, lol.

I personally like either Richardson and Biden for their foreign policy backgrounds. I am confident that Barack will make a good choice among the best candidates.

Yes we can!

Melanie   June 20th, 2008 9:11 am ET

Good choice! I had my yellow foam finger up for Edwards in the #1 spot, but now I'm 100% Obama, no matter who he chooses

Virginia is Obama country   June 20th, 2008 9:11 am ET

They look good together.

But hillary and barack look good together too.

proud army and navy mom   June 20th, 2008 9:12 am ET

Joe Biden should be vice president. He is honest and knowledgable about foreign policy. He will fit nicely with President Obama's ideas.

Angus McDugan   June 20th, 2008 9:14 am ET

Edwards is too weak of a decision maker to plan in this role for Obama. Obama will be focused on making huge changes in Washington and Barack needs a strong willed VP.

wrob   June 20th, 2008 9:14 am ET

I think Obama/Edwards would make a great ticket. Youth (understands what time it is today - not yesterday), brilliance, outstanding judgement, inclusiveness, and great care for the working people. Who could ask for anything more?

Down with Obama   June 20th, 2008 9:14 am ET

Loser 1 and Loser 2!!

ABHRC   June 20th, 2008 9:14 am ET

I say ABHRC..Anyone But Hillary Rodham Clinton

George   June 20th, 2008 9:15 am ET

Obama have as many names as he wants, he promised positions to many people when he needed their endorsements. All those names will not mean much given the current mood in the democratic party. The name that will matter/determine his election in November is Hillary Clinton. They may trash her, but she holds a commanding following which must be considered if November means anything to the dems. You choose, we vote. Obama/Hillary or Hillary 1012.

Jackson   June 20th, 2008 9:15 am ET

It would be so great if Edwards was on the ticket. I'm personally pulling for Sebelius in order to get a female on the ticket but Edwards has done so much good for North Carolinians and I believe he genuinely cares about the people.

===
Back to an older article. Saying Obama is being devious about the campaign financing is like saying that because liked apples in the past you can never move on to more delicious oranges. Dammit, you gotta stick with what you said. You can't go around changing your mind all willy-nilly and doing what's best for you! Sigh.

Terry in El Paso   June 20th, 2008 9:15 am ET

Hillary is the most practical choice for VP for political and election reasons. Many women will be drawn to the ticket if she is on it. Edwards, who was my choice for President in the first place would be a superb member of the new administration

Barbara - New York   June 20th, 2008 9:15 am ET

Obama -Gore… truly a "Dream Ticket" Nobel peace prize,
Academy award… real presidential winner.. Couple that with
the brilliance and hope of Obama : the future is looking brighter
all the time…

Greg   June 20th, 2008 9:16 am ET

Rendell or Biden for me, please!

No Hillary, and no votes from the HRC supporters. Who needs those irrational, hypocritical whiners, with a complete lack of intelligence when it comes to politics?

Vote for McCain! He shares no similar views with HRC and, CAN 'T WIN IN NOV, with or without you crazy cat ladies, called HRC supporters!

: )

Janet   June 20th, 2008 9:16 am ET

Al Gore would be a brilliant choice.

yns   June 20th, 2008 9:16 am ET

Didn't Edwards say, several times, he did not want it!!!!

Lisa   June 20th, 2008 9:16 am ET

Can we have a better choice than Obama or Mccain. These two can't be the only possible choices we have to choose from. I don't like Obama or Mccain what I'm I suppose to do?

Dave in Houston   June 20th, 2008 9:16 am ET

I'm still pulling for Jim Webb.

Steve Green   June 20th, 2008 9:16 am ET

Obama would be very foolish to not have Hillary as his running mate. He will lose a significant portion of the female and over 65 vote who are so loyal to her. Please do not allow another Republican to steal the White House due to your stubborness and poor judgment.

Ryuken   June 20th, 2008 9:17 am ET

I'm going to need Hillary as VP or I vote for McCain - I'm but one person but my entire family feels that way. One has to wonder how many more of the 18million Hillary voters feel this way. Way up Senator Obama and pick Hillary to be your VP if you want to be elected the first bi-racial President.

dz in Austin   June 20th, 2008 9:19 am ET

I don't really care anymore. It's obvious he was just lying about considering Hillary just like he lied about public financing.

I will not be able to vote for McCain, but right now I don't think I can vote for Obama either. He has some convincing to do if he really cares about bringing the HRC supporters on board.

Sorry, i forgot, he doesn't need us.

Ryan , Indianapolis   June 20th, 2008 9:19 am ET

Please choose Al Gore or John Edwards, the republicans will have a field day with those two hypocritcal wimps. An ambulance chaser and a false prophet on the environment. Please choose one of those guys.

Marge Hibbing Mn   June 20th, 2008 9:19 am ET

obama isn't the candidate YET. Anything can happen. Of course the smirk gets bigger and nastier the closer they get to the convention.

I hope McCain beats his butt so bad he never shows his face again.

MLH   June 20th, 2008 9:20 am ET

Yahoo! Edwards, Nunn, Gore - all great names to consider.

Obama '08

ann   June 20th, 2008 9:20 am ET

If mccains keep attacking Obamas with baseless attacks, I would think it is oK for Obama to opt public financing because republicans have been attacking him with baseless stuff. He already told them to lay off his wife and they haven't. So, why not give them something to talk about like Obama did yesterday by accepting small donations and opting out public financing!

Straight Talk Folks   June 20th, 2008 9:20 am ET

Sen. Obama and his team will surely find the right person for the VP, they've shown good judgement in many important issue and will handle this well too! I trust their judgement!
Now to Sen. McCain and his team who are desprate bashing Sen. Obama for everything, I have news for you: Israel negotiated with Hamas "terrorists" and have agreed to have cease fire. This shows voters the worth of Sen. McCain's smears against Sen Obama about his willingness to have a diplomatic dissussion with those that have opposing ideas! Sen. McCain is a Flip Flopper, who is just saying anything to get votes!

Mark, B'ham., Al.   June 20th, 2008 9:21 am ET

Edwards could not carry North Carolina for Kerry in 04. What would he bring to the ticket except more liberal left ideas. He would be another nail in the coffin for the death of America by European Socialism/Welfare State desires of the left wing of the democratic party which Obama fits right into with in his ideals. and voting history. We would have 2 lawyers with license to steal running the country.

Lisa   June 20th, 2008 9:21 am ET

I don't want Hillary to be Obama Vice President, he needs to handle this one on his own. Also I think he may have made a mistake not accepting public finanicing. I hope Obama supporters have enough money to support his campaign. I know Hillary supporters won't give him a dime.

Thats great   June 20th, 2008 9:22 am ET

Especially, with the footage of McCain saying "I never loved my country". Al Gore, Obama, Edwards, Nunn all have proven time and time again they love and care for the needs of this country.

V. from Virginia   June 20th, 2008 9:23 am ET

Yes. Pick Edwards Obama!

Think about it, what other youthful and charismatic politician is there to choose from. Plus, Edwards practiced Law for a considerable bit of time, I don't think we'll have much of this law bending.

Obama/Edwards 08

alone in VT   June 20th, 2008 9:23 am ET

Edwards is a bum too

Garry   June 20th, 2008 9:23 am ET

Doesn't really matter who name is on the list. Fact is, if it isn't Clinton Obama will lose millions of votes, regardless of the polls Obama Lover CNN puts out there.
I know that I along with my mother, her 14 brothers and siters, their families and their families families will be sitting at home should he pick someone else…we refuse to vote for a candiate that the media dn the DNC have "selected!"

Mark VA   June 20th, 2008 9:23 am ET

Going after Virginia and North Carolina are we?

Tiffanie   June 20th, 2008 9:24 am ET

Senator Obama has my vote as long as he does NOT select EDWARDS as a running mate! I think it will make alot of democratic physicians turn away from supporting him. I think GORE is a GREAT option.

Edwards Should already be VP   June 20th, 2008 9:24 am ET

But John Kerry was robbed and half of America fell for W's warmongering fear tactics. Forgetting that 911 happened on Bush's watch. Allow oil companies to set the price of gas etc. If Edward were Obama's running mate I would not be mad. I will be mad if American's fall for the same tactics as last election. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Fool me three times…

Gabrielle, Lancaster SC   June 20th, 2008 9:25 am ET

I thought Edwards said that he didn't want it. Personally, I don't care about all of these insider tips as to who is being considered. I'll just wait for the official announcement…

Mike in Columbus   June 20th, 2008 9:25 am ET

Gore's my favorite too.

Hillary for Sec of State, or Healthcare czar would rock too. Possibly even a Supreme Court seat.

Chicago Girl   June 20th, 2008 9:25 am ET

John Edwards would be an excellent choice for VP.

Michelle   June 20th, 2008 9:26 am ET

While I trust Obama to make a sound decision on who will be his VP, I am totally excited about Edwards or the mention of Gore! This season is fantastic.

Knoxville NObama   June 20th, 2008 9:26 am ET

Edwards–a man we could all respect–stabbed Hillary Clinton in the back and betrayed the true Democratic Party. He knew better, but got in line. Barry and the undemocratic Democratic Party can have him.

Puma PAC

Nicole in NE   June 20th, 2008 9:26 am ET

I would love an Obama/Edwards ticket. Edwards was actually my first choice when the primaries begun. I wonder if he is interested though? I thought he said he wasn't….

I also like Wesley Clark too, military experience and opposes the war in Iraq. I need to learn more about him though

Obama 08′

Ronnie   June 20th, 2008 9:27 am ET

How many times does Edwards have to say NO to VP for Obama to take him off the list?Sam Nunn is too old,

Delaware   June 20th, 2008 9:28 am ET

Yes we can unite the party. John McCain is dishonest read about keating 5.

Oma   June 20th, 2008 9:28 am ET

Edwards is good, but Sam Nunn would be an outstanding choice

FLORIDA Voter for Obama   June 20th, 2008 9:29 am ET

He should take Edwards or Kerry.

rethuglican   June 20th, 2008 9:29 am ET

I dont care who he picks as vp. I'm rich, so i dont care about gas prices. I love war so i dont care if we stay there 150 more years. And it's man's world so who cares about women rights! All reason's i'm voting for John McCain this fall!!!

McCain's my friend!! :)

VR   June 20th, 2008 9:30 am ET

No Hillary on the list?

Goo Bye, Obama.

HRC3655   June 20th, 2008 9:30 am ET

Needs to expand list to include Oprah and JAWMAL Simmons the CNN political contributor.

Char   June 20th, 2008 9:30 am ET

Obama~Edwards
Most Beautiful Ticket in HISTORY.

Obama~Edwards '08!!!!!

Pappy   June 20th, 2008 9:31 am ET

GObama! Pick JOE BIDEN or JIM WEBB!!! McCain is a bigger flip-flopper than John Kerry was in 04. The guy changes his mind more than he changes Depends.

GOP Secrets   June 20th, 2008 9:31 am ET

Yeah this is the Dynamic Duo!!

Obama 08

Speechless   June 20th, 2008 9:31 am ET

John and Sam may reconsider after watching the YouTube video of Larry Sinclair's press conference.

Akmal A Mikhail   June 20th, 2008 9:33 am ET

OBAMA/EDWARD 2008

Ben   June 20th, 2008 9:33 am ET

Only 20 people on the list? Woah, that is a short list…. John Edwards, Sam Nunn, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton… Who else could be on that list?

No to Edwards   June 20th, 2008 9:33 am ET

Why suggest Edwards? He's already said that he's not interested. Besides, I don't appreciate the fact that he waited until the nominination for the Dem. presidential nominee seemed inevitable. If he really supported his candidate of choice, I think he should have publicized that support earlier in the race.

Scott, Wichita   June 20th, 2008 9:34 am ET

Didn't Edwards say no?

Olivia   June 20th, 2008 9:34 am ET

What a joke Edwards couldn't get it in 2004 - he couldnt even get even votes this year. Yeah you go Obama. Good picks so far. Edwards a man most don't even like anymore and Nunn the dinosaur. Give it up Obama will not win in November. He may have a small chance and I mean small if he got Clinton on the ticket. But, most people I know who supported Clinton wouldn't even vote for Obama with her as his running mate. The scars are deep. Not to memetion that Obama is a phony.

Jack   June 20th, 2008 9:34 am ET

I would hope that Senator Clinton's name is foremost on the list. It only makes sense, the two of them are very compatiable idealogically, the two of them carry the majority of democratic support ( from actualy voters, not party elite).

Iconoclast   June 20th, 2008 9:35 am ET

If John Edwards winds up on the Democratic ticket, I will have to skip voting in the Presidential election. I won't vote for McCain, but I certainly will not vote to put Edwards in as VP.

Tammy - KCMO   June 20th, 2008 9:35 am ET

I like that Obama is doing his research before choosing a VP. I'm sure whoever he chooses it will be a well thought out move in the best interest of everyone.

On another note, regarding Obama's choice to not take the $85M in public financing - maybe I don't understand but what difference does it make to McCain. Obama is free to get his financing however he chooses as long as he's following the rules. McCain needs to worry about his own financing and quit worrying about Obama's. He's got a lot more to worry about with crossing the line and accepting money from groups he shouldn't have.

rw md   June 20th, 2008 9:36 am ET

Sam Nunn would be the best choice, he would help in the
south.
John Edwards and Bill Richardson if he's on the list are
big time loosers.
I wouldn't pick Richardson because he turned his back
on his own state by endorcing Obama when his state
gave Hillery the nod, he can't be trusted.

Axel   June 20th, 2008 9:37 am ET

Obama/Gore '08

A slamdunk.

lou   June 20th, 2008 9:38 am ET

EXCELLENT CHOICE. DOWN WITH CLINTON, UP WITH EDWARDS

angry angry hippo   June 20th, 2008 9:40 am ET

we all know who it's NOT going to be…

hillary

boo hoo

Christopher   June 20th, 2008 9:40 am ET

Edwards is a nice guy but very WEAK.

Adam   June 20th, 2008 9:41 am ET

Remember, some of these names are intentionally being floated in the press. The campaign probably wants to get a feel for how the electorate will respond. I think both are qualified, smart options. I absolutely love Al Gore. However, I don't see him wanting that job again, but I may be wrong.

eric   June 20th, 2008 9:41 am ET

Edwards or Gore would be pretty amazing at this point.

Voter from Minnesota who switched to McCain   June 20th, 2008 9:41 am ET

As a Hillary supporter, I find Edwards and the whole bunch of Obama supporters so very disappointing. I thought Edwards said he was not interested in the VP position; but then he promoted universal health care and reneged on that by endorsing Obama. Now Obama is doing a 180 on campaign financing, knowing full well all along about the Republican attack machine. He used the same lame excuse when he ran against Hillary. Why Obama continues to get away with all of this flip flopping is beyond me. No, I take that back, he has a bunch of followers and supporters that put on stupid ads like the one Moveon has running; a whiny mother with her baby bemoaning a 100-year war. Has she not heard, there is not a draft; her baby would have to sign up to be involved in any war. Someone up there please make sure Obama does not win this election.

lou   June 20th, 2008 9:41 am ET

TAMMY, you "like that NObama is doing his research"? Understand this: the man has 2 years experience on the National stage. He will be "doing research" for the rest of his political life. He's a 2 year old in an adult world. Intelligent, yes, but God gave everyone a brain. Experienced, NO, Who needs a 2 year old to lead America in these times?

MLG   June 20th, 2008 9:42 am ET

Who cares? McCain 08

Zack   June 20th, 2008 9:42 am ET

Good. Edwards can be part of yet another losing ticket.

Lloyd Bentson   June 20th, 2008 9:42 am ET

I know VP lists..
VP lists are a good freind.
Senator, you are no VP list

Larry, Apex, North Carolina   June 20th, 2008 9:44 am ET

Edwards is a MAJOR phony! He is VERY unpopular in North Carolina-he lost our state when he was running for VP the last time. He is very egotistical and pulls that "I'm-a-small-town-boy" crap and tries to be Robert Kennedy the Second pretending to care for the poor while getting $400 haircuts and living in a 30,000 square foot house. While I would choose him over Hillary, he is a real loser. There are much better people out there!

RJ, CA   June 20th, 2008 9:44 am ET

Who cares anymore — I'm outta the Democratic party and glad of it! What a disgusting joke!

. . . and speaking of any kind of "reform" with Obama:

"It's not an easy decision, and especially because I support a robust system of public financing of elections," Obama told supporters . . . "But the public financing of presidential elections as it exists today is broken, and we face opponents who've become masters at gaming this broken system."

First of all, Obama, HOW is it broken? More “rhetoric” without facts! Second, Obama, YOU have clearly shown to be the master at “gaming” public financing. Where did all your dough come from other than the public? Just more distortion and manipulation on your part, Obama! But, then, what else is new!

Matt in Cleveland   June 20th, 2008 9:46 am ET

What more do you HRC supporters want!! Obama has been gracious and complimentary every single opportunity to hillary and her supporters. all he says is how great she is how she deserves out respect how it was amazing what she did accomplish

this is getting old—obama has nothing but respect for her

GIFTY   June 20th, 2008 9:46 am ET

This post is for Hillary not Edwards

Will-South Dakota   June 20th, 2008 9:46 am ET

OBAMA-EDWARDS, Mr. Nunn was a great Senator for America and would be the best choice as Secretary of State, Al Gore as the US Representative to the UN. Senator Clinton I hope stays in the Senate, imagine how strong of a leader she could become and she is needed there by all America, she can be become such a powerful strong voice for us all.

Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.   June 20th, 2008 9:46 am ET

I like Biden, Webb, Nunn, Clinton (reluctantly).
I say reluctantly because I think the Reps will go HARD after President Clinton's money trail. That will be an unnecessary distraction from the task at hand.
If Edwards,I'm guessing he's hoping that Edwards can bring in those extra few votes from North Carolina that would tip that state into the Dem column.

I still think that Hagel would absolutely upset the apple cart for the Reps and it would be really hard to go after him.

He could also go with Bloomberg and try to knock out McCain in Florida with the Jewish vote.

Bottom line - he has to decide if he wants someone with Foreign experience, strong business acumen or credentialled governing skills. One of those three will be the determining factor. If he can find someone with all three, there's your VP candidate.

Good luck, because this country needs it right now after the last 6 years of total Rep rule and the last year and half with President Bush still residing over the country as its CEO.

Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky   June 20th, 2008 9:47 am ET

18 millions of Hillary supporters are watching obama's behavior.
Obama and his supporters should be careful. Otherwise, 2000, 2004 and 2008?

Dallas Democrat   June 20th, 2008 9:47 am ET

Why does no one ever mention Bob Graham as a VP candidate? I know his age might be a factor, but he has lots of relevant experience, he's from a critical swing state where he was very popular, he's (briefly) run for President before, and he was the one sounding the alarm about faulty intelligence, BEFORE the vote to authorize military force in Iraq. Is his health a problem?

Turning the page   June 20th, 2008 9:48 am ET

Obama/Gore would be "unstoppable" But I doubt that Vice President Gore wants to go back there - been there done that.

The ticket is going to be Obama/Biden - you heard it here first!!

In addition to Biden bringing to the ticket vast foreign policy experience, his quick wit and humor will also be brilliant in combating Republican attacks. Remember "a noun, a verb and 9/11″? Poor Rudy was the republican front runner up until that point!

Obama/Biden '08

Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky   June 20th, 2008 9:49 am ET

Hillary is the best VP for Obama, there's nobody Obama could trust except Hillary. Remember 18 millions Hillary supporters, I am the one of them.

Kenneth Texas   June 20th, 2008 9:49 am ET

I sure hope Obama picks Sam Nunn. 2nd choice would be Richardson and then Al Gore.

Donna   June 20th, 2008 9:49 am ET

Is Obama the only Presidential nominee that is choosing a VP? Why aren't we hearing about who is on McCain's VP list? Or does no one care about McCain enough to constantly report on his VP choices?

I am sure there are SEVERAL names on Obama's list..no one should be surprised that Edwards is on the list…I'm sure Clinton, Gore, Wesley Clark, etc are on there as well…it only matters WHO he selects in the end…

Also as a female, I do not think Obama should have to choose a female as his VP running mate in order to APPEASE women and get their vote…either you will vote for him or you won't…I just want him to select the best candidate who will bring balance to his ticket on issues that I care about…that could be a female or a male…

larry buchas   June 20th, 2008 9:49 am ET

I have 2 better ones to consider:

Joe Biden
Wes Clark

Gerald   June 20th, 2008 9:50 am ET

Obama/Sebelius '08

Kent   June 20th, 2008 9:50 am ET

one of those "retired military" better be Wes Clark! That guy can stand up to anyone, and isn't afraid to tell what he thinks.

Kevin   June 20th, 2008 9:50 am ET

When he finally announces that Hillary is not going to be his VP he will drop in the polls and Hillary supporters who have been waiting and watching will go nuclear just before the convention. You cannot deceive,manipulate and stamp on people your whole political career and not expect some comeback eventually. He tried to ruin Hillary with NAFTA now he supports NAFTA .He promised McCain he would only go for state funding of election campaigns and has now changed his mind on that. He is a liar and a fraud. There are only two choices in November between an honest man or a crook.

rw md   June 20th, 2008 9:50 am ET

Edwards, Gore and Bill Richardson who has been mentioned
are all loosers, Nunn would be perfect if you want southern
votes and experiance on Defense.

Ann Romero   June 20th, 2008 9:51 am ET

Edwards and Kerry did not make it, I like Edwards he is a nice guy.
The best future for Obama would be Clinton of course Hillary not Bill.

Dem   June 20th, 2008 9:51 am ET

Two losers. And Edwards repeatedly said he didn't want it. And so has Al Gore. So if they accept it, they are liars just like Barrack.
We can have a Dem ticket filled with flip-floping liars.

Tony Jerome   June 20th, 2008 9:51 am ET

Obama will do well if the party supports whomever he choose as his VP and as a young man I believe the experience he has in politics alone is good enough to run this country. So he does not need a Veteran to help him, what he needs is good supporters like you and me who voices need to be heard and that is why he is running. MY selelction is Edwards however if he chooses Hillary than I and for that too.

Obama / Clinton or Edwards '08

Timberdoodle   June 20th, 2008 9:52 am ET

It won't matter who Obama picks as Veep McCain won't get any more votes than he did when he ran agains Lincoln!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about financing McCain has to take the public as it is probably 4 times what he would get from private donors.

Canada For Obama   June 20th, 2008 9:52 am ET

Obama/Gore, America will be loved by everyone around the world

Pete (fiscal conservative, social libertarian in Boston)   June 20th, 2008 9:53 am ET

Obama + Edwards would be unstoppable IMHO.

Not saying I completely agree with their collective policies, but I think the country is fed up with the last 8 years, attributes the economy, war, food prices, and anything else that sucks to Bush (just like we attributed the Internet Boom to Clinton/Gore), and there's not much McCain, as honorable and respectful a man he is, can do to stop the desire for change.

If this happens, I wouldn't be surprised if McCain picks Condi Rice as a countermove.

Should be a very interesting election season.

Tammy - KCMO   June 20th, 2008 9:53 am ET

Some of you need to quit trying to push Hillary. He's going to choose someone he can trust and will work with him. If he doesn't choose her and he loses a few votes, it won't be nearly as bad as how many votes he'll lose if he does choose her just to satisfy a few voters that can't get over the fact that she didn't win.
The primaries weren't fixed and despite the way Hillary ran her campaign, Obama won fair and square.
Get over it and vote Democratic or you deserve what you get which is 4 more years of the same.

Time for real change   June 20th, 2008 9:53 am ET

Denise Quinton is amongst the uninformed. A vote against Obama is voting against democrat principles. So you and your so-called life-long family of democrats should consider what you're voting for - NOT what you're voting against.

It's this thinking that got us George W. Idiots.

DMC, USA   June 20th, 2008 9:53 am ET

Barack, if you want to guarantee a McCain win….choose Edwards as your running mate. Sam Nunn should not be on the list.
If you want to plow the republicans 6 feet under and really get to the task of fixing this country, it is obvious who should be your VP. So very obvious.

sherry   June 20th, 2008 9:55 am ET

good for Obama. Proof things will change….

Shelly in IL   June 20th, 2008 9:55 am ET

Who would Bill Maher pick? When is he coming back on air? We need you Bill hurry up with your next season!!!

Peter   June 20th, 2008 9:55 am ET

Obama/Dole '08

Dole, Elizabeth Dole

Dan   June 20th, 2008 9:55 am ET

Tammy -KCMO

I guess it doesn't matter that Hussien said one thing and does the other on money, he also is starting to change his tune on Iraq and his 16 month plan. This summer he will be exposed for the liar that he is.
I

L. Smith, Atlanta   June 20th, 2008 9:55 am ET

If John Edwards becomes the VP pick–I will be dancing in the streets! –That would be so incredible…SO WONDERFUL!!!

Chuck   June 20th, 2008 9:55 am ET

Denise, First Responder:

You can't make me believe that your "entire lifelong Democrat family" will vote for McCain instead of Obama. You certainly cannot discount his proven ability and many other leadership characteristics.

There must be some other deep-rooted reason why you are so quick to denounce Obama. Please tell us.

vic nashville,Tn   June 20th, 2008 9:55 am ET

Obama believe in Change Let him to choose 10 VP then only he can win

Republican for Obama   June 20th, 2008 9:56 am ET

Lisa,

If you don't like either candidate, you'll have to do what I've done the last 12 years, pick the lesser of two evils. Although finally I feel good about one of the candidates so I'm excited to vote this year, for a change. There will never be a candidate that appeals to all the people and many times not even two that do so you really can only line up your views as closely to each of the candidates and simply choose the closer of them. Good luck.

Jan   June 20th, 2008 9:56 am ET

Im Getting sick of the hype. He better pick Hillary to insure a victory for all of us, It needs to happen soon !!! People are hurting and solutions could be being worked on between the TWO of you RIGHT now before you get to the WHITE HOUSE so they could be immediately implemented. Get it on or get OUT. BY the way all the MONEY that is expected from the donners IS GOING FOR THE WAR AND GAS there is no extra money GET IT ON, OR GET OUT!!!!!

JAYBROWN   June 20th, 2008 9:56 am ET

I have nothing against Edwards. It's funny reading what some people are saying about Edwards being a looser and how he couldn't do it with Kerry. PLEASE. You can't fault Edwards for that loss. I think Edwards brings a lot to a ticket. I also would like to see Clinton, (I was against it before, but I don't hate her. and I wouldn't mind seeing a woman in that position.) Or even Gore. No matter who he selects, I believe he would choose a good running mate. I back him so I trust his judgement. I'm sure whoever he chooses, there will be a whole lot of thought put into it. I can't wait.

Justin   June 20th, 2008 9:56 am ET

Edwards on ticket = guaranteed loss for Dems. No gravitas.

Chris in Orlando   June 20th, 2008 9:57 am ET

Al Gore and John Edwards have both publicly said they do not want, and will not accept the Vice Presidency, and anyone on Obama's team who believes or indicates otherwise is just as full of themselves and Barack himself.

Obama needs Clinton. Period.

Jill   June 20th, 2008 9:57 am ET

rethuglican: aren't you sweet

Belle   June 20th, 2008 9:57 am ET

I think Obama will pick either Biden, Nunn or Edwards or Richardson.

Clinton would ensure the Hispanic vote, probably win FL and MI, and add ARK to the mix.

However, I am having issues with Obama. I don't trust him to keep his word. NAFTA he flipped on. It appears the comments his economic adviser made to Canadians were truthful after all.

Now after PUSHING and Challinging McCain to take Public Financing, agreeing to do so, he backs out on his word. Why? Public Financing was designed to set limits on spending so campaigns would be FAIR.

I don't think Clinton should accept the VP position if Obama offers it.
I trust Senator Clinton…and if she does accept, Obama will blame EVERY failed policy on her. Since he does not seem to be able to take responsibility for his own actions.

JIM...TX   June 20th, 2008 9:58 am ET

Steve Green…so Obama would be stubborn an use poor judgement to not pick HRC as VP cause her ladies will vote for McSame..???…now THAT sounds stubborn, in poor judgement AND BITTER to me.

JR, Columbus, Ohio   June 20th, 2008 9:58 am ET

Nunn's time was 20 years ago. He's old news.

With Obama's continual bumbling on the trail, I think there's a shot that Gore could end up as the *Presidential* nominee of the Democratic party.

Disgruntled C-band Consumer   June 20th, 2008 9:58 am ET

After what Al Gore did to C-band satelite owners several years ago, if he is chosen Ill become Republican.

Jackson   June 20th, 2008 9:58 am ET

dz in Austin: he doesn't need us? You mean him accepting $5, $10, $20 contributions from those of us all over the country and him not taking any lobbyist money means he doesn't need us? The fact that he opted for public financing rather than the government's offering means that he doesn't need us? He needs us more now than ever!

NoMcSame/ NoPUMA   June 20th, 2008 9:59 am ET

Dear PUMA People
PUMA people Hillary is still waiting for you to send her some money to help her with her bills. Come on and show us Obama supporters how much you love her and send her your money. Your lip service is not helping her at all. We don't fear you as you can see. Obama doesn't care about you as you can see so help the one that you CLAIMED stood up for you. MONEY is what she needs.
Obama08 with or without you PUMA people

mccaineeack   June 20th, 2008 9:59 am ET

As a big big McCain fan here, I think that a Clinton Obama (v.p.) ticket is the only way to McCain. I have Obama at 244 and McCain at 294. McCain against Clinton, 211 to 327. Obama is going to have a problem wining the white house. Also no one is a good choise for obama's v.p. McCain will choise Lindsey Graham.

Chester Crowl Jr.   June 20th, 2008 10:00 am ET

i think mc cain should choose bush as his VP, we need a great leader like him to lead again.

Linda   June 20th, 2008 10:01 am ET

Let's see how smart Obama really is concerning his pick for vp. If Hillary is not his running mate then I would encourage all hillary supporters to vote Republican. I know that I will and so will my friends who are democrats. There were six of us at dinner the other evening and not one of us will support Obama if she is not on the ticket if not vp then some other high ranking office in his administration.

Thanks CNN   June 20th, 2008 10:01 am ET

Hey, I just wanted to say that the Fake Hillary Lovers, Over the Top Obama Lovers, and Scared Republicans really crack me up everyday! Thanks CNN for picking the most entertaining posts! All these "characters" really give me a good laugh everyday!

Michelle   June 20th, 2008 10:01 am ET

I hope Obama is arrogant and dumb enough to choose him.

That will guarantee a loss.

Phony/Loser Ticket

Michigan voter   June 20th, 2008 10:01 am ET

Hey Virginia, I want to respond to your following quote.
"Plus, Edwards practiced Law for a considerable bit of time, I don't
think we'll have much of this law bending."

Do you think because Edwards is a lawyer the laws will be followed? May I remind you that the Clinton's were lawyers and they were involved in many illegal things! Not all lawyers are bad, but they aren't all good either!

Pete   June 20th, 2008 10:02 am ET

Al Gore is a good choice, but Bill Richardson might be even better. Gore would be a better choice to lead the EPA or be Energy Secretary. Beyond that, to allay the fears of the Hillary supporters that think their girl might get left out, put her in charge of HEW.

bruce p staten island new york   June 20th, 2008 10:02 am ET

i like
biden

or
gore
or
edwards

biden is the best

LaShanda   June 20th, 2008 10:03 am ET

No Edwards! He only has five choices: Gen Wesley Clark, Jim Webb, Tim Kaine, Joe Biden, or Hillary

less media more issues   June 20th, 2008 10:03 am ET

I thought Edwards already said 'no' ? There was a time that Edwards would have worked. I don't think so now. I think it's got to be HRC.

mariann   June 20th, 2008 10:03 am ET

Obama and Gore have a lot in common - F L O R I D A, whahahah says Gore, so no Gore, it would be a demotion for Gore anyways. Been there and done that……. and as for those 18 million Clinton voters constantly recite (including Clinton herself in her concession), those votes were based mostly on name recognition, over 15 years of political ties by The Clintons, mostly gained on Super Tuesday when people were just getting to know Obama, and adding in Florida and Michigan violating Party rules.

Independent   June 20th, 2008 10:03 am ET

Edwards already said no. Why is this news?

Independent   June 20th, 2008 10:04 am ET

ABHRC:

Aren't you original.

Heather   June 20th, 2008 10:04 am ET

Sam Nunn is a bad idea. Edwards, Sebelius, Richardson.

bash   June 20th, 2008 10:04 am ET

Obama-Clark in '08. Gore would be great but that sounds too good to be true.

Steve, AZ   June 20th, 2008 10:04 am ET

When Obama selects a VP, then let us know. In the meantime, why is CNN afraid to cover the Iraq war any more? When things were lousy, CNN gave us daily doses of the sneering Michael Ware telling us dumb Americans how An Bar Province was hopelessly lost, and how the surge was just going to add fuel to the fire. Now CNN only brings Ware out from their witness protection program when there is a car bombing. Quit hiding behind all these worthless stories like who Obama might pick for VP, CNN —America is at war and you bastards are afraid to let us know that things have improved.

Lisa   June 20th, 2008 10:06 am ET

My interest in Obama is quickly fading. Edwards? Ugh. Between his short sighted views on drilling for oil in this country to his possibles as VP….looks like I will be voting for the hundred year war instead…and that's unfortunate because I really dislike the war….but not as much as the potential of what I'm seeing from Obama lately.

Tee   June 20th, 2008 10:06 am ET

Voter

GET A CLUE OR BUY A VOWEL, THE DISHONEST PEOPLE ARE THE REPUBS AND JOHN MCCAIN(KEATING 5)ITS BEEN PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

Bill   June 20th, 2008 10:07 am ET

"Gore for Sure!" Maybe he can help reduce our energy consumption like he did on his "green" house in TN! Plus, since he invented the Internet he can help with technology development!!! He also has a great personality. Wasn't he famous for saying that bright gray is his favorite color?

Jlove   June 20th, 2008 10:07 am ET

Hillary Supporters

You can not hold Hillary at Ransom…we don't care if you vote for McCain, our feelings will not be hurt, however, you all are sounding more and more ridiculous with the threats. Get over yourselves, she lost the nomination and she is not going to be VP…she can't force him to make her VP and neither can you…vote for McCain, please by all means, and if he wins then you can thank yourselves. But I wouldn't even think that far ahead because he's not going to win…lay off the tired threats…we're not children…vote for McCain, all 18 million of you. And if you haven't been paying much attention to the news, here's a headline for you "Obama is receiving the majority of Clinton supporters"….there now you know….

Jon   June 20th, 2008 10:07 am ET

Hey Republicans pretending to be Hillary supporters, please stick to supporting your own candidate, we all know John "100 more years, veto every beer, oil addict" McCain needs all the help he can get. Hillary and Obama are almost identical in terms of political voting record, and they support each other all the time: the two are the most common names on each other's bills. If you're a TRUE Hillary supporter, a vote for McCain would not be a smart one

Mike, Syracuse, NY   June 20th, 2008 10:07 am ET

Hey,, Edwards Should Be…. 9/11 may have happened on Bush's watch, but it was planned during Clinton's. The US had opportunities to take Bin Laden out during Clinton's presidency and blew it. Also, oil companies have set the price of gas ever since there was gas, just like every other company that sells something sets the price of their product. How is that Bush's fault? It capitalism. Get educated man!

TexasIndependent   June 20th, 2008 10:08 am ET

Gore would be a horrible choice. His push for corn-based ethanol has contributed to world-wide food shortage and price indreases. It's a disaster. Since leaving his political post, Gore has become increasingly liberal and his leftist environmental views are crippling our nation.

His "inconvenient truth" is full of holes. For every scientist that agrees with him, there are 10 that disagree. The truth is that he doesn't believe it, either. He has made upwards of $40 million on his exaggerations and lies.

Bill From Florida   June 20th, 2008 10:08 am ET

I don't understand this whole process.

Gore did not endorse Obama until he was the Nominee.

Edwards did not endorse Obama until he was the nominee.

If they really believed in him then why didn't they endorse him and help him win the nomination.

I WILL TELL YOU WHY… They don't believe in him and they really wanted
Hillary to win the nomination, but to keep the party together they
joined up after the fact. Some people will do anything to make sure a democratic is the next President, GOOD, BAD, OR UGLY>

Sirjones1981   June 20th, 2008 10:08 am ET

Please don't put HRC on the ticket!

Yes we can, Comrades   June 20th, 2008 10:08 am ET

Tax the Rich
Feed the Poor
Till there are
No Rich no More

We need Obama so we can tax all those soccer moms out of their SUVs; tax all those suits out of their offices, tax those corporations and their souless shareholders, and send that money into the barrios and ghettos.

Gobama 08,
Yes we can

dorothy   June 20th, 2008 10:08 am ET

That is a great dicision to add Edwards to the VP list, they compliment each other. Not War enemies, with baggage to bring to the table.

GO Obama Team 08

djg

bruce p staten island new york   June 20th, 2008 10:09 am ET

ya know
for pure brains
rice would be great
sadly she lied for bush for so long she is not clean .
still i like her brains .

Dave   June 20th, 2008 10:09 am ET

I say Obama pick Gov. Mark Warner

Tee   June 20th, 2008 10:09 am ET

GEORGE

STOP RIDING THAT DEAD HORSE. THERE A PLENTY OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WITH LESS BAGGAGE.

tom -Chuck Hagel   June 20th, 2008 10:09 am ET

CHUCK HAGEL- Go outside the Box and shake things up a bit.
Chuck Hagel would bring the most to strengthen an Obama ticket. Who better than McCain’s “buddy” to counter his positions and broaden the tickets appeal in the purple AND Red states..

A principled patriot with gravitas . Decorated war vet. Successful business CEO. Not running for reelection. Bi-partisan record. Foreign relations experience. A true maverick with backbone. Popular among independents. Attractive, articulate, forceful and likeable.

Lora B.   June 20th, 2008 10:09 am ET

Obama ought to be very careful in who he picks for veep - Gore probably would have been elected president had he not picked Lieberman.

Moreover, Clinton has 18 million supporters and Obama had better consider them when he selects his veep.

J.C.   June 20th, 2008 10:09 am ET

Obama/Edwards = a very weak ticket.

Why do we need two junior senators in the White House?

Obama/Nunn or Obama/Richardson 2008!

MARTY MCCLAIN   June 20th, 2008 10:09 am ET

OBAMA IS FOR CHANGES - THAT IS WHY HE KEEPS CHANGING HIS
MIND.
NO OBAMA AT ANY TIME

Wayne   June 20th, 2008 10:10 am ET

To lifelong "Democrat" Denise P. Quinton:

Apparently you and your family have no idea what the Democratic Party has stood for and continues to stand for if you can cast a vote for John McCain, who has and continues to show himself to be nothing more than a Bush clone who does good public relations in getting gullible Americans to perceive him as "moderate".

So stop fooling yourself Ms. Quinton, if you can accept the positions of John McCain, you are no Democrat.

Nom Deplume   June 20th, 2008 10:10 am ET

Unfortunately, for most of those names, you have the problem of people wondering who should head the ticket. Most are prior presidential candidates, and most are very successful, older, experienced individuals.

You make Obama look more inexperienced than he already is. Remember Dukakis-Bentsen???

HTA, Chicago, IL   June 20th, 2008 10:11 am ET

speculation, speculation, speculation. I'd bet money that Edwards or Gore will not be on the ticket.

AlexNYC   June 20th, 2008 10:11 am ET

I wanted Edwards for president too, but I'll be more than happy with Obama instead. Wesley Clark would be my choice for VP, and Edwards would make an excellent Attorney General. Hillary Clinton burned too many bridges in her campaign to be Obama's running mate, but she would probably make a good Secretary of State.

Adam   June 20th, 2008 10:11 am ET

Lol, now we have a malpractice attorney joining another attorney? wow, talk about corruption. lawyers are snakes.

ladymary   June 20th, 2008 10:12 am ET

I wish Hillary supporters would quit trying to shove her down our throats as VP. With all the negativity she had in the campaign, I don't see how Obama could trust her or count on her. Hillary supporters just think since she can't bew number one..let's try for number 2 and carry a big stick.

As for Edwards stabbing her in the back….I didn't see any blood. She made a choice to run, he made his choice to endorse his favorite. Just because you may have had past dealings withsomeone or done them a favor in the past…..YOU DON'T OWE THEM YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!

Linda   June 20th, 2008 10:12 am ET

BIDEN BIDEN BIDEN if not GORE

Linda
Pennsylvania

ERD in NC   June 20th, 2008 10:12 am ET

I just don't get why Sam Nunn?! There are folks who haven't been politically dormant for over a decade

Independent LAWYER for Obama   June 20th, 2008 10:12 am ET

We kinda knew that already…

Dave in Chicago   June 20th, 2008 10:12 am ET

Does it matter who he picks in the long run? Obama is like every other presidential candidate dispite what he says. He'll pick someone who can "balance" the ticket and then give him or her nothing of importance to do after he's elected. If the VP pick turns out to have any flaws, Obama will disavow any knowledge of it like he's done with Rev Wright, Tony Rezko and his promise to accept public financing.

Leah   June 20th, 2008 10:12 am ET

OBAMA/CLINTON '08

or else I vote McCain!

Cheryl   June 20th, 2008 10:13 am ET

Obama and Edwards……sounds good. Obama is smart, as any great leader would do, you surround yourself with the very best from both parties for the good of the country. I am so proud of Obama's strategy, what a smart man, I can see him reaching back into the pool of smart politicians, common American and the brightest economists to get us out of the mess that we are in and put us on top. But the most important thing that Obama can do is to put God first in this campaign and all things will be given unto us as Americans. PUT GOD FIRST MR. OBAMA…….We can do this….Obama 08!

JJ   June 20th, 2008 10:13 am ET

Neither Gore nor Edwards will bring strength to that ticket. He needs someone with a military background to help him with this war mess. Nunn would be a good choice. But didn't Edwards already turn down the VP slot????

Kris   June 20th, 2008 10:13 am ET

Not a bad ticket at all…Edwards is strong in debateing the issues. A tough Dem. I think it would be a great Administration.

Jay   June 20th, 2008 10:14 am ET

Hahahaha! Yeah, pick Gore or Edwards, Obama. Let's remind America again of what losers they are. YAWN! Boring ticket….

Politics as usual   June 20th, 2008 10:14 am ET

Who Cares!!!

Theresa in Minneapolis   June 20th, 2008 10:14 am ET

I'd like to know why Obama should choose Hillary when such a large majority of her people are going to vote for McCain based on the dirty politics she played during the primary season. I'll vote for him no matter who he chooses but all you guys make me hope he does NOT choose her.

You guys and your PUMA crap and all of the nasty blogging ruined that for her.

Congrats…

William, from Cali   June 20th, 2008 10:14 am ET

I"m not all that concerned about , who will be VP. It's just a "Slot"position, to try and get ; "the other side, to rally around me". A strategy of politics; who can bring in the most votes, that I don't have? Can this person, lead the Country; and keep us safe , from our enemies……….Now thats the real question, to be asking yourselves!

Joe   June 20th, 2008 10:15 am ET

Edwards as VP, I would have to vote for McCain….

life long dem   June 20th, 2008 10:15 am ET

he better pick hillary or he wont get my vote. and that's a promise.

California Voter   June 20th, 2008 10:15 am ET

For me to even consider voting for Obama, he would have to have Hillary on the ticket. He's sounding more and more like the "typical politician" who does anything to get the votes — oh, that's what he said about Hillary. Anyway, I am finding is dishonesty and his core values (black liberation church member for 20 years with a minister that preached hate and racism) very difficult to stomach and making over Michelle is not going to help. if Clinton is not on the ticket, I'm voting for McCain. Not bitter and not a racist!

David   June 20th, 2008 10:16 am ET

Does it really matter? Obama leans farther LEFT than ALL of them. He's too LIBERAL for America. He will lose.

Sandy   June 20th, 2008 10:16 am ET

Obama has run a smart, savvy campaign. I trust him to pick the perfect running mate…whoever that might be.

As to the Clinton supporters still threatening to vote for the Democrat nominee…your choice, but please realize that Clinton can't be elected President-EVER- by just 18 million voters. If you wont' support Obama, do you think that the Obama supporters will support Clinton in another run? Wake up, if you EVER want to see her run again, and stand a chance at winning, you will vote for Obama so that you can expect that when her time comes, his supporters will support her. Otherwise, if you don't vote for Obama, and he loses, you and Hillary will be blamed, and she can kiss her future political plans goodbye forever.

Rosa Birmingham, AL   June 20th, 2008 10:16 am ET

I like Joe Biden and Edwards too. Gore is above all this, I don't think he should do it. Webb is not the type, he is not a follower and will call Obama out if he says something stupid. It think that would be good for the country but the Repubs would take too much advantage of that since they can't act like adults about these things. Richardson is good too but I think someone with military or foreign policy credentials would be best to counteract John McCains fear mongering.

Peter E   June 20th, 2008 10:16 am ET

Um… didn't Edwards already say EXPLICITLY that even if offered he wouldn't accept? Why is he still on the list? And why does CNN keep wasting news space with this junk?

TO Gore Supporter   June 20th, 2008 10:17 am ET

To Bash

Gore is a con artist that all you liberals think is God…….He made $100 million off you clown's last year alone. The guy uses enough electricity to keep up 234 house holds a year (look it up its public knowledge). not to mention traveling all around the world in a private jet.

I will never conserve energy knowing people like him use as much as they do. The man is a con artist, his electric bill last year alone was $13,000. mine was just over $900 and I am not trying to conserve at all.

Linda VA   June 20th, 2008 10:17 am ET

Hillary does not complement Obama. Hillary supporters who wish bad things on Obama are only holding on to any possibility that she would be in place to be presisdent. So just stop it already.

Ms. D   June 20th, 2008 10:17 am ET

Wesley Clarke or Sam Nunn would be wiser to pick for VP. They both have foreign policies and military experience. Gore, Edwards, and Clinton still can help with getting other votes Obama needs.

Kenneth M   June 20th, 2008 10:17 am ET

OH YOU GOT THANK THAT UNCLE RUSH. IF IT WAS NOT FOR OPERATION CHAOS WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT HISTORY, I MEAN HILLARY UP THERE WITH OBAMA.

OBAMA 08!!!   June 20th, 2008 10:17 am ET

Thanks for your weekly breifing CNN on Obamas VP pick?????

Edwards to me like Clinton would be more useful in another position. VP is like a sitting duck. They could both champion their cause’s poverty and health care in other positions dedicated to that. The American people would benefit greatly with these two working full time on these very important issues.

Jatovi   June 20th, 2008 10:18 am ET

It'd be nice to have some youth in office.

Ray Ito   June 20th, 2008 10:19 am ET

Let's not play the speculative game - it's futile.

Aaron   June 20th, 2008 10:19 am ET

All you people who are going to vote for Mccain if Hillary isn't on the ticket should just go do it. I'm tired of hearing you, I make enough and am old enough to survive and probably thrive under a Repub again, do you?

See most of her supporters are low income and not college educated. Hmmm Aren't those two of the groups of people usually hurt most by a Repub president? You want to cut your nose off to spite your face? Fine, I don't care anymore. Shut up and do it or get behind Obama, who will actually look out for your interests.

Independent   June 20th, 2008 10:19 am ET

If Obama hopes to win ~ he'd better have HILLARY on his list!

Like most women, I'll be voting for HILLARY, and if that sweeps
Obama in the White House, so be it!

If Hillary is not on the ticket., then Obama will find himself without a job.

FL&NC-Hagel-VP   June 20th, 2008 10:20 am ET

Hagel as VP would be McCain's worst nightmare!

Gwen NC   June 20th, 2008 10:20 am ET

If he picks Sebelius or any other woman besides Hillary, it will be another slap in the face to women. I won't even consider him a possiblility if he pics another woman. How much are we supposed to take??? But, I would understand if he didn't pick her, the interns (OBAMA) aren't supposed to be telling the one who should be in charge (HILLARY) what to do!!!!!

Hillary 08, 12, 16, whenever she's a candidate

Bill Obama = 2nd Carter Term   June 20th, 2008 10:20 am ET

PLEASE BE AL!!!!! His energy use went up this year in his house. That is the type of change we need!!!

TO Gore Supporter   June 20th, 2008 10:21 am ET

Follow me sheep…… I do not support NAFTA…..Well, maybe i do just a little. Follow me sheep…….I will get the troops out of Iraq……..Well, things are looking good maybe they will stay. Follow me sheep…….I will hold dialogue with all leaders in the thought of love and peace………..Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would possibly send troops into Pakistan to hunt down terrorists BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB Pakistan Isnt that envading a soverign country?…………. Follow me sheep…………………. I will not raise taxes…………..Well ,maybe just a little

Change You Can Believe IN

B Jiggy   June 20th, 2008 10:21 am ET

Garry: no one cares how your family is gonna vote. Obama won more states than Hilliary, had more pledged delagates and even if Michigan and florida would have got fully seated he still would have be in the lead in pledged delagates. They both had about 18 million votes, so I dont think u can say he was "selected". He earned it bro! Why is it that some Clinton supporters cant get that through their heads? The only way she would of won is where she didnt include some of the caucus states….Get serious!!!! Lets unite. :)
go democrats

Matt with a question   June 20th, 2008 10:21 am ET

One question. Why do people always say Obama is lying to us? Or that he is untrustworthy? What actions has HE taken, (not somone who he happens to know) that would be deemed untrustworthy? Someone answer my question. He did not steal any election. He won it smartly and fairly. Hillary ran a bad campaign. Those combinations proved detremental to her campaign. Nothing was stolen from her by the DNC or anyone else. If you want to blame someone blame her campaign team.

VP: Edwards already said he would not accept it didn't he? I think Wesley Clark may be a good option, or Biden.

catjax   June 20th, 2008 10:22 am ET

whoever is his choice, will be more acceptable than him. He cannot win on his own merit, and he does not have any so far.

lord   June 20th, 2008 10:22 am ET

I like Joe Biden. He has the Foreign Policy expertise and is a straight shooter.

RallyGrrrl   June 20th, 2008 10:22 am ET

Gore for VP
H. Clinton - Supreme Court
McCain - Secretary of Defense
Wesley Clark - National Security Advisor
Edwards - Secretary of State
and Sebelius - Chief of Staff

That's my dream ticket & entourage!

Trent   June 20th, 2008 10:22 am ET

You know this is exciting and I am enjoying the possibilities. But I want to use this time to say please, if you don't like Obama, just shut your mouth. Go vote for McCain but just shut your constant complaining. Who cares if you are voting for McCain? If so good for you. It's your American choice to vote for somebody who will continue to drive what left of a country we have into the ground. But just stop with your constant whining.

Edwards would be a great choice.

No Maverick Is John McCain-McFlip-Flop-McBush   June 20th, 2008 10:22 am ET

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick needs to keep her mouth shut. I don't remember anyone annointing her Head Leak for the VP Choice Communications Director.

Dem   June 20th, 2008 10:23 am ET

Two losers. And Edwards repeatedly said he didn't want it. And so has Al Gore. So if they accept it, they are liars just like Barrack.
We can have a Dem ticket filled with flip-floping liars.

Not without the lady   June 20th, 2008 10:23 am ET

Obama's rhetoric is about bringing people together - even if you don't necessarily agree with the other side. If he doesn't pick Hillary, he's a hypocrite and won't have my support.
Your actions need to match your words if you want people to believe in you. Already Obama is backing out of his campaign finance promises…

Tee   June 20th, 2008 10:23 am ET

I AM SO TIRED OF THE HRC SUPPORTERS TRYING TO USE BLACKMAIL TO GET HILLARY THE VP SLOT. NEWS FLASH 18 MILLION SMART DEMOCRATES WILL CHOOSE THE CANDIDATE THAT SUPPORTS THEIR VIEWS. THE VERY FEW OUT OF THE 18 MILLION WILL CONTINUE TO WHINE AND VOTE AGAINST THEIR VIEWS OUT OF SPITE. HOW CHILDISH IS THAT.

jason twombley- missouri   June 20th, 2008 10:23 am ET

Edwards, Nunn, maybe Gore……….EXCELLENT !!!

Robert / PA   June 20th, 2008 10:23 am ET

Obama/ Gore with Edwards as Attorney General and Powell as Sec. of State.

Brenda   June 20th, 2008 10:23 am ET

I hope not!

gl   June 20th, 2008 10:23 am ET

All of those so call Hilliary Supportor, please GO ahead and vote for McCain, but please stop with your threats about Hilliary as VP. It is not going to happen. We don't need your votes anyway. Threats never get people with they won't. OBAMA/GORE/EDWARDS 2008

LB   June 20th, 2008 10:24 am ET

I have always felt that Senator Obama and John Edwards would make the best team. I see them being abe to be the most aligned in governing the country. I would most prefer John Edwards as president if anything were to happen to Senator Obama.
Sorry can't stand the possibility of Clinton. That just doesn't work. I do not want Clinton as president period. In my opinion if this race had been between Clinton and Edwards, Edwards would have won.
I know that there are people out there who love Hillary. Based on her actions, her behavior in the Senate, the way she ran her campaign… I have absolutely NO desire o see her in the white house. She and Bill were despicable and outrageous and were way out of line during the campaing. Their propensity to lie is huge. Bill Clinton was disbarred and impeached for 'lying' under oath. The Clintons DO NOT need to be given more power and rewarded for their behavior. I won't vote for a ticket with Hillary on it. To me it would feel like voting for George Bush after all that we know about him as a leader.
Obama/Edwards if the BEST leadership for our country. I didn't know he was still being considered but I hope he will accept if asked because he would be a great president and they would make a great TEAM FOR CHANGE.

Virginia   June 20th, 2008 10:24 am ET

You people who demand that Hillary be on the ticket or you will vote for McCain aren't democrats at all. Anyone who would use blackmail to get their way and not caring about the good of the party is pretty pathetic.

Peg Robson   June 20th, 2008 10:25 am ET

At this point who cares, Obama is just a bunch of words and more words…I am not looking forward to the next 4 years at all…Obama/McCain…both unacceptable.

lydia   June 20th, 2008 10:26 am ET

If Obama is serious about change, he will pick a woman. Edwards is old white maile politics.

LD in Brew City   June 20th, 2008 10:26 am ET

Obama could pick Carter as his running mate, and it would still be a winning ticket.

Just to get the facts straight…Obama never signed a contract that he would accept public financing. He merely filled out a questionaire. He even went further than that and gave an explaination on the questionaire that he would only accept public funds if he had a discussion with McSame on the terms of public funds. That discussion never occured, and McSame then waited to accept public funds after Obama opted out of public funds. McSame knew this would happen, and waited for the cheapshot on Obama because he has nothing else to run on.

???   June 20th, 2008 10:26 am ET

To all of the Democrats that say they'll vote a Republican, remember, the neoconservatives that have given us the mess we have today were former Democrats too. I guess you'd rather be part of the problem. I choose to be part of the solution.

Jan, Knoxville, TN   June 20th, 2008 10:27 am ET

My vote for VP goes to John Edwards. Obama/Edwards would be a POWER TEAM.

NoMcSame   June 20th, 2008 10:27 am ET

Dear PUMA PACers
PUMA people Hillary is still waiting for you to send her some money to help her with her bills. Come on and show us Obama supporters how much you love her and send her your money. Your lip service is not helping her at all. We don't fear you as you can see. Obama doesn't care about you as you can see so help the one that you CLAIMED stood up for you. MONEY is what she needs.
Obama08 with or without you PUMA people

HRC4VP   June 20th, 2008 10:27 am ET

Hillary for VP or I'm voting for McCain - just like my friends are

Carl from va   June 20th, 2008 10:28 am ET

Anybody BUT Hillary would be fine…

Ed, Santa Fe, NM   June 20th, 2008 10:28 am ET

ANYONE but THE CLINTONS!!

John Edwards is my first choice

greg   June 20th, 2008 10:28 am ET

Gag me! Yes we can't! The Dems highly polished left wing media driven, socialist redistribution of wealth house of cards will come crashing down when they try to implement it. Businesses are "bad" and anyone who makes a profit is "evil" .

Hold onto your pocketbooks. If you think your taxes are bad now then "you ain't seen nothing yet". Should be Obama's theme song.

Tee   June 20th, 2008 10:29 am ET

LISA

HILLARY DIDN'T GET THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT SHE NEEDED FROM YOU GUYS AND OBAMA DIDN'T NEEDED YOUR SUPPORT.
WE HAD HIM COVERED DURING THE PRIMARIES AND WE WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HIM IN THE GENERAL.

THANKS, BUT NO THANKS

Vadiva30   June 20th, 2008 10:29 am ET

Why would Gore want it when he has already been VP…Hillary doesn't need to be VP. I preferred Hillary for the nomination but since she didn't get it she should return to the Senate and enjoy life…I think Edwards would be great…Powell would be my dream ticket…Who's Nunn?…New York Mayor Bloomberg would be great as well. Since Obama is big on making changes in DC why bring someone in who has been around DC forever.

lenny   June 20th, 2008 10:29 am ET

TIRED, COME ON AMERICAN ARE YOU ALL TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT OBAMA AND MCCAIN EVERY MIN OF THE DAY. IF I COULD VOTE NOW I WOULD ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THERE IS OTHER NEWS IN AMERICA TO REPORT ABOUT. AND WHO CARE WHO THE VP IS IF HE IS ANYTHING LIKE THE ONE WE HAVE OR DO WE EVEN HAVE ONE NOW.

Tom for Hagel   June 20th, 2008 10:29 am ET

Chuck Hagel would bring the most to strengthen an Obama ticket. Who better than McCain’s “buddy” to counter his positions and broaden the tickets appeal in the purple AND Red states..

A principled patriot with gravitas . Decorated war vet. Successful business CEO. Not running for reelection. Bi-partisan record. Foreign relations experience. A true maverick with backbone. Popular among independents. Attractive, articulate, forceful and likeable.

Michael   June 20th, 2008 10:29 am ET

The discussion of who Barak Obama is considering for Vice President should be done within his group and his group only. Vetting through the media and through leaks from our legislators is not going to give this country balanced leadership. All of them (member of Congress), and to a great extent, the general public, have too many axes to grind from the last 20 plus years of lack-luster top-down leadership.
A trail of leaks, I believe, should not give sway to the final decision Mr. Obama must make. While recognizing the need for political support from the power groups, he must also remember who it is he is asking to vote for him in the general election. The American electorate is looking to him and his potential administration to change our grid-locked, lobbyist controlled form of government.
Let him decide…what have we got to lose?

Kenneth M   June 20th, 2008 10:29 am ET

HE SHOULD PICK 2 VEEPS. AFTER ALL THIS IS A YEAR FOR CHANGE. ;-)

rick   June 20th, 2008 10:30 am ET

Everyone!!! Think like an American first and what we can acheive together…

Good News!!!

Yes We Can….

ninetyfivepercent like bush   June 20th, 2008 10:30 am ET

Hmmm! Edwards … not too sure.

Obama should aim for a different VP in both terms.
One way to ensure 2016 has two good candidates

Wesley Clarke or Joe Biden or Al Gore = 1st term
Seibelius or Richardson or Clinton = 2nd term

Nick   June 20th, 2008 10:30 am ET

Edwards is a proven loser.

Reality Check Richmond Virginia   June 20th, 2008 10:30 am ET

thats it? aren't there issues to discuss?

Dem 08   June 20th, 2008 10:30 am ET

On the economy Obama is beating John McSame in the polls.

McSame is beating Obama on matters on national security and foreign policy. Obama need not pick Edward, rather he should look for some one with great national security credential for example, Sam Nunn, Wesley Clark or Jim Webb. That would neutralize McSame advantage as a war hero and lead to landslide victory for the dems.

Beverly, NYC   June 20th, 2008 10:31 am ET

Edwards and Biden are my two top choices. I don't think he can choose another woman without the Hillary fanatics going nuts.

As for the campaign finance item. I think Obama is smart not to limit himself to a spending cap. We have all seen how the republicans play, they will use 527 to swiftboat him the same way they did Kerry. I recall a lot of negative talk about his wife Theresa as well, same thing they are now doing wth Michelle. If Kerry didn't have to waste time against the swiftboat attacks, the white house would not be the Bush families private foundation where the family idiot has been parked for 8 years. Now Barrack has the team and money to fight these smear and defend ads. If John McCain had gone back on his word, all the hot air political hacks would be touting it as a great strategic move. How come no one is upset that he used public funds as collateral for a campaign loan. The hypocracy continues! When your home is foreclosed see if you can get a sweetheart loan deal with your tax dollars.

Nick   June 20th, 2008 10:31 am ET

Wake up democrats. Obama needs someone with successful executive experience. Ideally someone from the midwest who can help him deliver everything surrounding IL, which is realatively up for grabs. That is the formula for a landslide. Its pretty simple.

Daniel   June 20th, 2008 10:32 am ET

Why is everyone forgetting about the Nader/Gonzalez team. If the media would let the public know that they have a chose, the polls would be different.
Alabama

Joe in NJ   June 20th, 2008 10:32 am ET

Are people serious when they say Joe Biden? I have no idea who to vote for as I'm not crazy about Obama or McCain. Who I choose will depend a lot on who they pick for their VP. If Obama picks Hillary, Gore, or Biden, there is no way I am voting for him.

Alain Adunagow   June 20th, 2008 10:32 am ET

I kept saying and I'm still saying that OBAMA/GORE would be a strategic move, not only for this term (4~ 8) but also for the next. Gore has helped champion lots of things that have revolutionized our society; he's currently in the proceess of doing one.

Just look up all my comments on these blogs about OBAMA/GORE, you'd know now that I kept saying this long time ago… people are beginning to get the drift just now..

Neil   June 20th, 2008 10:32 am ET

Hillary!!!!!!

If Obama and his team disrepect HRC, they will never get my vote. I have always voted for a Democrate for president but will stay home if HRC is not offered the VP position on the ticket.

NG in DC   June 20th, 2008 10:32 am ET

CLINTON or bust!

PT   June 20th, 2008 10:33 am ET

HILLARY! HILLARY! HILLARY!!!!!!!!

Renee   June 20th, 2008 10:33 am ET

I wouldn't do it if I were Edwards. If Obama doesn't get elected this would make Edwards a 3 time loser, eliminating any future chance he has of becoming president.

Patrick, St. Louis   June 20th, 2008 10:33 am ET

Leah,

Do you realize the danger in your words? Saying you will vote for McCain if Obama doesn't put Hillary on the ticket undermines every dire situation our country faces today. You will vote for an endless war in Iraq, two crucial Supreme Court appointments that can eventually overturn roe vs. wade (among other consequences), a continued dependency on oil instead of finding alternatives, and an extremely relaxed approach to global warming, all because you think Hillary got a raw deal in the primary? It was her poorly run campaign that cost her the largest lead ever in a primary election, not the media, Obama, or anyone else you want to blame. But nevermind that. Go ahead. Vote for McCain and then reap what you sow. Genius.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Butch   June 20th, 2008 10:33 am ET

This is news? They are on a list of 20? Let me play- Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson. CNN, give me credit for coming up with 2 names on the list.

Mike in TX   June 20th, 2008 10:33 am ET

Reading these comments really makes me fearful for November. Are this many voters really that petty and deluded? "Me and my mom and her 14 Democratic brothers and sisters are voting McCain!" Way to focus on the issues, America.

HRC was not robbed of a nomination by the DNC or the media, or the Illuminati or Skull and Bones or anyone else for that matter. There was a system that's been in place for years, and the delegates weighed heavily in favor of Obama. Michigan and Florida didn't get stolen from HRC, she would've lost with or without them.

If you're a conservative Republican at heart, or you TRULY do believe McCain is a better candidate based on the issues, then vote for him. If you're bitter about Hillary not getting the nomination or you have a secret fear of an African-American in the White House, please, for the good of the nation, grow up.

HRC4VP   June 20th, 2008 10:34 am ET

It's not blackmail to say "HRC for VP or I vote for the other guy" - that's an ultimatum. Blackmail would be "HRC for VP or I leak to the press that you accepted bribes to get elected."

Janey   June 20th, 2008 10:34 am ET

I realize this is an Obama site–and I seldom get posted–Can't figure out why Obama does not have a strong lead in the polls with the hundreds of millions he is throwing around. He almost looks as rich as Edwards now–smooth and shiney! Nurse for McCain–my taxes are high enough, thank you.

lance coardill   June 20th, 2008 10:34 am ET

I thought Edwards already indicated he was not interested in second fiddle. Dollars to donuts that changes if he's actually offered the gig.

Matt from VA   June 20th, 2008 10:35 am ET

Edwards, Gore, Webb or Clark are all great choices for VP.
I think Senator Clinton would be an excellent choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. That way she could work on what is near and dear to her and that is reforming the Health care industry and insurance.
To all the "still bitter" HRC supporters your canidate lost. She ran a long tough campaign but it is over and if the only way you vote for Obama is for her to VP, then you are not an Obama supporter anyway.
If you support the Democratic party and care about improving the lives of many Americans you will vote for Obama but if you are so spoiled and childishly self centered not to care about what is best for most Americans but only that your team wins, you need to seek professional counseling. If HRC would have won I an Obama supporter would have had no problem voting for Clinton.
I guess that is were Obama supporters and HRC supporters are different, we want whats best for America and that is definaetly not John McCain.
OBAMA '08

RallyGrrrl   June 20th, 2008 10:36 am ET

Gore for VP
H. Clinton - Supreme Court
McCain - Secretary of Defense
Wesley Clark - National Security Advisor
Edwards - Secretary of State
and Sebelius - Chief of Staff

That's my dream ticket & entourage! If Obama could just "leak" the names of who he'd appoint to Supreme Court, SoD, NSA, SoS, CoS- maybe that would bring more people on board.

DemocracyNow2008   June 20th, 2008 10:36 am ET

I also want to see Obama look at Kathleen Sebelius the Gov. of Kansas she is a very popular Democrat in a State that has been Red in the past elections and she is a Women without any Political baggage that would bring down the Obama campaign.

She would be my first choice Edwards second .

It will be a tough choice for Obama alot of good Democrats on that list.

Obama take you time and choice wisely.

Anti-Obama   June 20th, 2008 10:36 am ET

Obama is a liar and he's not going to win. So it doesn't matter who he picks. Even if Jesus returned to Earth and Obama picked Him as his VP, he'd still lose.
He's a loser. Plain and simple.

Charlotte   June 20th, 2008 10:37 am ET

The choice of VP on both sides will be a major determining factor for a majority of voters. I doubt if Obama will choose Hillary, it would be a nice payback if the DNC forced her upon him as they forced him upon us. It is not unusual for the party to strongly suggest a running mate to the nominee. Time will tell. I will write Hillary Clinton on my ballot, unless she is his VP, then I will gag and vote for that ticket.

Concerned Democrat   June 20th, 2008 10:37 am ET

How do any of these potential VP candidates fit into Obama's rhetoric that he is the change in Washington needed because he does not represent what is old guard Washington. Don't these candidates for VP smell of old guard Washington. I mean come no, Gore was Clinton's VP for eight years. Yeah he has done some stuff for the environment but please, Al is not as green as everyone thinks. If he want' to change the future of the environment maybe he should start with his own home. Sam Nunn, that guys been in Washington forever. So does that mean that Obama is okay if only he is not old guard Washington but that he does need those he calls firmly entrenched in the old ways to beat McCain.

I' m confused about the change I am supposed to believe in.

gary   June 20th, 2008 10:38 am ET

ABHRC MAYBE HRC SHOULDN'T HELP O.B. YOU HATER. THATS WHY O.B. IS GOING TO LOOSE IN NOV.YOU STINKEN YOUNG FIRST TIME VOTERS THAT DONT KNOW YOUR — FROM A HOLE IN THE GROUND. YOU YOUNG LOW MORTALITY VOTERS DONT NEED CHANGE. MOST OF YOU STILL LIVE WITH MOMMY AND DADDY. YOUR ALL A BIG JOKE LIKE YOUR CANIDATE O.B. ALL HIS SIDE IS ,IS HATE.

That's Reality   June 20th, 2008 10:38 am ET

It doesn't matter who the VP is. The Democrats are weak on national security and a vote for them is a vote in the wrong direction. Keep America free and vote McCain-tried and true patriot.

jason twombley- missouri   June 20th, 2008 10:38 am ET

Obama is gaining strenth every day, with women, latinos, and blue collar, now ahead in swing states, and you boo-hooers still want Hillary… TOTALLY LAUGHABLE. more Hillary losers who were and always will be losers !! Get a grip, Hillary was not a god candidate and America is in deep doo-doo if she has a foot in the White House.

doc   June 20th, 2008 10:38 am ET

its all going to come down to who is the VP and if Hillary is not the choice my Liberal friends then u can forget change and expect the mainstream voter to look at McCain unless he goes senile and picks a right wing conservative. Its either candidates election to flub up…

Ijaz   June 20th, 2008 10:39 am ET

HRC is too polarizing, as are her supporters… just listen to them here…they are loosing sight and are ready to vote for McCain…sheeesh. Now if Chuck Hagel could be tapped, an Obama Hagel ticket will not only garner the independants but a lot of the republicrats also.

Nick   June 20th, 2008 10:39 am ET

He lost the nomination in '04. He couldn't deliver either North or South Carolina for Kerry. (The primary reason he was on the ticker) Cheney wiped the floor with him in '04 VP debate. Lost Iowa in '08 despite retaining all his support from '04. Lost badly in his home state of SC in '08. Why could anyone consider this a "dream" or even winning ticket?

Susan   June 20th, 2008 10:39 am ET

Will not vote for Obama if Hillary is not the veep choice.

That's Reality   June 20th, 2008 10:39 am ET

It doesn't matter who the VP is. The Democrats are weak on national security and a vote for them is a vote in the wrong direction. Keep America free and vote McCain-tried and true patriot. Obama will appease the enemy. Then our children will have to go back to war once this one is over.

Steve   June 20th, 2008 10:39 am ET

I agree with NG in DC this is going to cost him the election if he continues to ignore Hillary Clinton. I was watching Fox and CNN and they had a delegate for Clinton on there. I think this will be a rude awakening if he doesn't pick Clinton. I know this for a fact I will and agree with her vote for McCain. I am an Independent Voter by way. So no matter how much the press says he won't be hurt choosing someone else he will I guarantee it. The thing that puzzles me is why would #1 ignore the second best candidate on the ticket. Seems to me unity was the word. Not splitting the party. This makes me wonder especially with his choices for VP how he will do in office. Independent in the South. Specifically Georgia a battleground state!

Hirotomi Takemitsu   June 20th, 2008 10:39 am ET

If Barack Obama picks Hillary, He's lost.

John Edwards would be great, but apparently (at least as of two weeks ago), doesn't want it.

Al Gore would be great too.

How about Bill Richardson, or Joe Biden, or Bob Casey?

NO HILLARY!!

Daniel   June 20th, 2008 10:40 am ET

Why doesn't the media give the Nader/Gonzalez team more attention. I think the public should now their views. Maybe the polls would change and America would wake up and know this not a two party race.
Alabama

gary   June 20th, 2008 10:40 am ET

GREG. YOUR FIRST TIME LOOSER TOO.

Bryan   June 20th, 2008 10:40 am ET

Edwards is tops on my list

Kenneth M   June 20th, 2008 10:40 am ET

OH YOU GOT THANK THAT UNCLE RUSH. IF IT WAS NOT FOR OPERATION CHAOS WE WOULD BE LOOKING AT HISTORY, I MEAN HILLARY UP THERE WITH OBAMA.

Michael Turner   June 20th, 2008 10:41 am ET

Well this sounds simple to me so not sure why everyone is getting worked up?

1. Edwards has already said twice he does not want the position and to remove his name from consideration.
2. Gore did not even have the guts to make an endorsement until he found out who was going to win
3. Without Hillary (whether you like her or not) the Democrats can not take back the White House.

For all of you who say Obama can win without her, i would love to know what you are going to say when he doesnt. If he makes great decisions and does what the voters and majority of people are saying then he would select Hillary. No, I am not a sore loser but rather want to win and none of the other VP candidates would get my vote.

Russell, NC   June 20th, 2008 10:41 am ET

Anybody but Hillary.

To daniel and the others   June 20th, 2008 10:41 am ET

Of course CNN won't talk about Nader or Bob Barr or anyone else.

If they actually told us about all the candidates, I guarantee you they would have much better numbers.

I thought we were a fair society. Ironically, not in the eyes of the media, which gets it's freedom from… the 1st amendment

Jim   June 20th, 2008 10:42 am ET

Edwards and Clinton would be better…. drop Obama now before it's too late.

Cleveland Jim   June 20th, 2008 10:42 am ET

Obama is going to need a solid conservative to avoid getting the extreme liberal tag that the right-wingers are going to slap on him. Wesley Clark is that man, well respected, military background.

LaurieG   June 20th, 2008 10:43 am ET

Trial lawyers for Obama. A proven loser for VP.

TX GOP   June 20th, 2008 10:43 am ET

We beat him (Edwards) once, and we'll beat him again. Dems = Losers

The Bush Twins : George and John   June 20th, 2008 10:43 am ET

As long as it's not Hillary.

???   June 20th, 2008 10:44 am ET

Daniel
June 20th, 2008 10:32 am ET

"Why is everyone forgetting about the Nader/Gonzalez team. If the media would let the public know that they have a chose, the polls would be different.
Alabama"

Because we have a broken 2 party system in which the two major parties pay for media coverage.

Daniel   June 20th, 2008 10:44 am ET

Nader/Gonzalez 08!!!
Nader/Gonzalez 08!!!
Nader/Gonzalez 08!!!
Alabama

peakarach,des moines,IA   June 20th, 2008 10:44 am ET

NOBAMA PERIOD!
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MCCAIN 08!
HILLARY 12!

Loretta from California   June 20th, 2008 10:45 am ET

"he'd better pick____ or I won't vote" He'd better pick______ or I'll vote for McCain.

Grow up!!!! No one will pick your choice for any candidate if they feel threatened, or pressured to do so. I want him to pick Hillary too, but these people sound like spoiled 5 year olds.

DEMOCRATS UNITE!!!!

Prouder Democrat and strong Patriot   June 20th, 2008 10:46 am ET

boo hoo boo hoo to all you Obama haters out there. cry me a river! TO BAD for you. You elected Bush two times and now you want to deny Obama via slander and false accusations.

To bad. you lose this time. But America wins.

OBAMA 08

Fran Columbus, OH   June 20th, 2008 10:46 am ET

He would definetly have my vote if John Edwards was his running mate.
On the fence not.

wordslinger, chicago   June 20th, 2008 10:46 am ET

Edwards, Gore, Nunn — not a chance. Somebody's playing a joke.

Give Obama some credit for being smart. When's the last time any of those three won anything? Change? They were all old news a long time ago.

Bodine   June 20th, 2008 10:46 am ET

If Obama wants CHANGE, would it not be a CHANGE to have a Female on the Ticket? This Good 'ole boy system needs to come to an end. This is the 21st Century.

pam Eugene OR   June 20th, 2008 10:46 am ET

Lisa
Hillary supporters won't even give Hillary a dime. Ladies help your choice out of debt!
I will accept whoever Barack picks. I truest his decisions..

Tom   June 20th, 2008 10:46 am ET

Barack Obama really doesn't stand for anything.. check your facts… he often jumps sides on the important issues.. ie: NAFTA,

peakarach,des moines,IA   June 20th, 2008 10:47 am ET

ALL 18 MILLION OF US MUST UNITE AND HELP MCCAIN ANYWAY WE CAN TO DEFEAT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA,DNC AND THE WHOLE F. LEFT WING MEDIA IN THE FALL AND KEEP BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA HIS THUGS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE FOR GOOD.
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MCCAIN 08!
HILLARY 12!

Texas Trail Dog   June 20th, 2008 10:47 am ET

TO VIRGINIA - WHERE IN THE HADES ARE YOU GETTING THAT WE HILLARY PEOPLE ARE DEMANDING THAT SHE BE ON HIS VP LIST OR BE HIS VP. I ALWAYS HEARD THAT SOME PEOPLE HAD THE THICKEST SKULLS. I GUESS THIS MUST BE A FACT . GET THIS WE OR I SINCE I CAN NOT SPEAK FOR THE REST OF HILLARY SUPPORTERS WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA PERIOD. HE IS CORRUPT. NOW CALL ME RACIST IF YOU LIKE. BUT I AM NOT. I WOULD NOT VOTE FOR A NIXON EITHER. I WOULD THOUGH VOTE FOR GEN. COLIN POWELL. NOW HE IS A MAN TO RIDE THE RIVER WITH. HILLARY YES BUT NEVER WITH OBAMA. SHE BETTER BE CAREFUL HERE OR IT WILL DESTROY HER.

jeff - Dallas   June 20th, 2008 10:47 am ET

ABC - Anybody But Clinton

Actually I favor Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico. He has the foreign policy experience, and should help with the Latino vote.

Anne   June 20th, 2008 10:48 am ET

Please anyone but HRC.

elka   June 20th, 2008 10:48 am ET

he shouldn't pick hillary.

she is too strong of a personality to rest easily in the vp office. you just know that she would try to dominate the oval office, and doesn't that sound vaguely like another highly criticized vp (cough, cough, cheney)?

she's not a bad person, she just wouldn't suit the role very well. if she's in the administration, she needs a job with a little more "oomph" if you will…perhaps she could head health care, or something of the sort.

my vote is for biden.

and for caroline schlossberg to finally join the department of education!

Anna   June 20th, 2008 10:48 am ET

I felt like there is a lack of chemistry between Obama and Edwards.

Teariki   June 20th, 2008 10:48 am ET

This is going to be a tough one. The VP shouldn't just be a "yes" person, but also someone who can synergize great thought, provide constructive criticism, and make sound judgement. Good Luck!

Straight Talk Folks   June 20th, 2008 10:48 am ET

In most blogs there a lot of folks who are using the "18 million Hillary voters" as an excuse to say whatever nonsense they wish to say, but the truth is: that number is no longer factual (majority have already joined the movement, so you have a choice to join them if you can not beat them) if it ever were, is debateable. The train has driven past you! Hang on to the past if it makes you happy. For some of the voters out there who might not understand thinking that Sen. Obama is seeking this highest job due to self interest, I can tell you that should he change his mind or loose this election, I can bet you that there would be many large corporations that will be offering him at least 100 million dollars per year to serve as CEO. Who do you think will be the loosers? American people and the world!

Crush Rush   June 20th, 2008 10:48 am ET

Obama in a landslide.Unite and crush the dittoheads on here using many different names.Expose them.You can see who they are by their blatant lying and backing of John McCain.Their fearful leader promised them "secret decoder rings"if they create enough chaos.

Dess in MD   June 20th, 2008 10:50 am ET

Edwards was always my first choice….JIM Webb will be great too. He has the military experience, his young, extremely intelligent and can galvanize folks in the appalachia.

Tough decision, but I trust the Obama campaign's judgement

adam   June 20th, 2008 10:50 am ET

If Obama gets Gore, not only will it be curtains for John McCain, but they'll win with 60% of the vote. Edwards would be a great choice as well.

libertarian looking in   June 20th, 2008 10:50 am ET

blah blah blah………bunch of sore loser ladies still complaining that Shillary Clinton is just tumbling off of the bridges she herself burned. And for those goofballs who think all 18 million (minus the Limbaugh Loonies) of Hillary's supporters are going to try and make some emotionally charged gender statement by staying home or voting McCain are just intellectually stunted. And if they do then great…….can't wait until Roe v. Wade is overturned by the inevitable newly implanted Justices on the SC and women's rights are thwarted beyond what your emotions could have imagined. Think with your head and not your heart.

yankeegirl15   June 20th, 2008 10:51 am ET

Take your HRC and shove her up you old wrinkled behinds. To the HRC fan who spelled no Hillary good bye; it's GOOD-BYE. Pick up your dictionary at the next senior center gathering.

nas   June 20th, 2008 10:51 am ET

I was a Democrat and I can't believe I changed to be a Republican, so I really don't care whoever Obama's VP. I am more excited about McCain's pick for VP hopefully it is Mitt Romney. I am Hillary supporter so I will never, never vote for Obama. And I am for oil exploration in this country.

TESAP   June 20th, 2008 10:51 am ET

Edwards….. Gore…………Powell…. anyone but Clinton… Thank You

Mike   June 20th, 2008 10:52 am ET

I <3 Gore. He's a superhero.

Dipak   June 20th, 2008 10:52 am ET

For VP postion:

I care about only Mrs. Clinton only. If she is not on a ticket, we will lose it.

Mr. Obama took lots of money from lots of comanies. Please Mr.Obama, do not do any mistake loosing this election. Offer VP slot to Mrs. Clinton only. Loose or win this election. Without, it is sure you will loose it. Good luck.

Monica for Obama in Indiana   June 20th, 2008 10:52 am ET

What is this to discuss? . This is not news. How many times do we have to be told that this is the nominee's decision.?

What we should be discussing is what we want congress to do with the taxpayers money that Obama is not going to use for his campaign.

All in favor of lowering the gas and helping on the economy
raise your hand

b.d.   June 20th, 2008 10:53 am ET

dear cnn, i raise a great talking/blog topic about a potential vp candidate, mr. gore, by raising the point about his capability to keep his eyes and ears fully open (which he may or may not have done in the clinton white house) and you mark my previous posting with a flag of " your comment is awaiting moderation" Did I say anything to offend? That was not my intent….I only meant to remind

Luke   June 20th, 2008 10:53 am ET

Hillary and only Hillary

forever for Hillary   June 20th, 2008 10:53 am ET

Gore again — Cut me a break!

If it is not Hillary than my vote will be for McCain.

Marilyn   June 20th, 2008 10:53 am ET

It doesn't matter who he picks. Moderate Democrats will not vote for him regardless of who is on the ticket with him.

d   June 20th, 2008 10:54 am ET

No to Edwards. At this point he is just a 'professional candidate'. I'd want to know the other 19 names before I made a decision.

Joe   June 20th, 2008 10:54 am ET

Please NOT Edwards, he seems like he has the personality of a slimy lawyer. Gore would be fantastic.

ajm   June 20th, 2008 10:54 am ET

Whatever. Obama loses my vote unless he takes a female VP. Enough of this compulsion to pick a southern white guy or conservative democrat as a running mate. Haven't we had enough southern/TX men wreaking havoc in gov't? Obama is an empty suit and loses more of my respect every day.

Jeanne   June 20th, 2008 10:54 am ET

Don't pick Edwards! All you will hear about is his wife's illness or how his son died so tragically!

As far as John Kerry? DON'T!!!!!!!!! You would need to muzzle his wife or she'll get the US in a lot of hot water. She can't stay away from the media and hunts them DOWN to start fights.

mike   June 20th, 2008 10:55 am ET

I sincerely hope he chooses Edwards, because Edwards was part of a losing team. The guy looked like a used car salesman next to Dick Cheney. He's perfect. Go McCain!

anonymous coward   June 20th, 2008 10:56 am ET

I think that X would make a horrible president, and although there is no documented proof of this- blah blah blah. I also think that it is great that I can speak for my family and many others in that their belief matches mine.

I also love that racists and hatemongers can spread their beliefs on this public forum.

LL in Bama   June 20th, 2008 10:56 am ET

Doesn't matter who Obama picks, but I'll guarantee you if it is that idiot Gore (the FEAR MONER GOre that is) get ready for the American people to be BA-ROKE in '08 and beyond!!

MG   June 20th, 2008 10:57 am ET

I like Edwards too, but if he doesn't want the position, what can you do. He has a lot on his plate, but it would be nice to have a VP that Barack will be able to trust. He doesn't need Hillary because he'll have to look over his shoulder constantly.

O & E for 08

IN the GARDEN!!!   June 20th, 2008 10:57 am ET

Voter …………… will lose a tremendous amount of respect for Edwards if he joins the ticket with that lying snake Obama. HERE have an APPLE EVE!!!!!!

Brenda   June 20th, 2008 10:57 am ET

I'm trusting Senator Obama's JUDGEMENT … has not failed us … so keeping the faith …

steve   June 20th, 2008 10:57 am ET

If Obama wants to win i don't think he can do it without hillary clinton.
on the ticket . Anyone else would be a slap in the face to her and that would really piss off a lot of people and cause them to vote Mcane,
I understand Obama won the election but he will not win the white house without winning the major states .
No If's And Buts about it without Hillary Obama is Domed.
Look at the $ he spent in these states to just try to keep it close
And failed on most. He had a endless pocket book but where did it get him in these states. I'm not racial i beleave Obama may do well but
without hillary may not get there.

Derrick, Philadelphia   June 20th, 2008 10:58 am ET

i am almost 100% sure it will be Bill Richardson…

JCH in NC   June 20th, 2008 10:58 am ET

Edwards is a BAD idea. His interest is only in moving up as quickly as possible with little care to the people he is supposed to represent!

The best thing to come out of Kerry/Edwards campaign is that we in NC were able to get rid of this ambulance-chaser. Did everybody forget Kerry/Edwards did not carry NC in last election.

It is possible that NC will turn blue in November but, I doubt it will if Edwards is on the ticket!

My 2 cents from High Point, NC.

Jane Dough   June 20th, 2008 10:59 am ET

Please, not John Edwards. No offense, but he talks like he has a candy "jawbreaker" in his mouth and it hurts my throat to watch him speak. 4 years or more of that? Too hard to listen…

Bill   June 20th, 2008 10:59 am ET

"Gore for Sure!" Maybe he can help reduce our energy consumption like he did on his "green" house in TN! Plus, since he invented the Internet he can help with technology development!!! He also has a great personality. Wasn't he famous for saying that bright gray was his favorite color?

Turning the page   June 20th, 2008 10:59 am ET

CNN, why is my 9:48 am comment still awaiting moderation when a bunch more after that have already been posted?

Obama/Biden '08 - You can take that to the bank!

Power to the People   June 20th, 2008 11:00 am ET

Obama will make HIS decision and it will be final!
All these PUMA gnats screaming Hillary should be ashamed of themselves. Hillary needed just a dollar each from 18 mil of you to nail the nomination and you were too greedy. Quit whinning and go vote for McSame against your own interest and see this country mortgaged to BIG OIL for good.

IN the GARDEN!!!   June 20th, 2008 11:00 am ET

Voter …………… will lose a tremendous amount of respect for Edwards if he joins the ticket with that lying snake Obama. HERE have an APPLE EVE!!!!!!

pjo   June 20th, 2008 11:00 am ET

THANKGOD that Hillary only suspended her bid! Obama is going to lose for the democrats. I wrote Roland martin and Donna Brazile and expressed my concern that many others have.
WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA…

tHIS COUNTRY MISSED OUT WHEN THE 'GOOD OL' BOYS' ACED HILLARY OUT.

IF I BEGIN TO THINK, A TINY BIT THAT I WOULD VOTE FOR OBAMA, EVERY TIME MARTIN OR JAMAL OR BRAZILE GETS ON CNN iI AM DETERMINED NOT TO. WHEN THEY BOOED HILLARY THAT WAS ENOUGH. THEY CAN WRITE MICHELLE OBAMA'S WORDS FOR HER…THEY CAN CHOSE HER CLOTHES AND DISPLAY HER ON THE VIEW ALL THEY WANT…IT DOESN'T HIDE WHO SHE IS OR WHAT SHE REALLY BELIEVES

OBAMA COMES OFF WORSE THAN EVER…WHAT A SHAME…hILLARY BE READY FOR AUGUST…DON'T LET THIS COUNTRY FAIL….

Jason Carter   June 20th, 2008 11:00 am ET

The main qualification that an Obama running mate needs to have is a clean record that is consistant with Obama's campaign message. Obama can win on his own, as long as his VP pick doesn't pull his campaign off-message. This makes his choice easier, since most of those on his list don't fit his message. My guess is that Obama will choose Claire McCaskill, who has good personal chemistry, is a southern Democrat, has high approval ratings among democrats, and has, along with Obama and McCain, renounced earmarks for pet projects. I also like Sebelius for much of the same reasons, but she is relatively unknown to Obama, so there is less personal chemistry there.

UV, New Jersey   June 20th, 2008 11:01 am ET

It would be his biggest mistake if he does not pick Hillary as VP. Atleast 30% of Hillary supporters will vote for McCain if she is not on the ticket. You pick the person not the party in this election. By the way, I am one of 30% Hillary supporters who will vote for McCain if Hillary is not on VP ticket.

Obama/Hillary or McCain

Dee   June 20th, 2008 11:01 am ET

Someone please get Colin Powell to dump the back stabbing Repubs!
Obama/Powell '08 !!

brenda   June 20th, 2008 11:01 am ET

For several reasons, I will not be voting for Obama no matter what choice is made.

Doug   June 20th, 2008 11:01 am ET

I think there should be some buzz for an Obama/Bill Bradley ticket. That would go to great lengths to lock up the midwest.

A   June 20th, 2008 11:01 am ET

Gov. Richarson of Arizona. Obama Richarson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

patricia   June 20th, 2008 11:01 am ET

Hillary would win the Dem. spot for us, but I hope she tells Obama to stuff it. Let him fall on his face alone. The people that voted for Obama need to learn a hard lesson as the people that voted for Bush did. Unfortunately we all had to learn!!!

Bush Stinks   June 20th, 2008 11:02 am ET

and Dick is worse.

Nina, DC   June 20th, 2008 11:02 am ET

He should have the GAO look into the contractors that the Govt is hiring to fill vacant spots. They are all over the place, spying and pretending they're working for the people's interests, when they are really getting info so they can sell to the Govt down the line. It's shameful.

Remloc   June 20th, 2008 11:02 am ET

Anyone but Clinton. Barack is the president and should be the main focus.

If he picks ANYONE else, I will trust his judgment.

JB   June 20th, 2008 11:02 am ET

Hey Kyu - 9:47

Trust. . . . .you used the word trust in relation to Hillary Clinton. I think you menat liar, hypocrite and race baiter.

Liar= I was against NAFTA always. . . .sniper fire in Bosnia
Hypocrite= It is clear MI and FL won't count. It is the Superdelegates job to pick the best candidate, no, wait, the SD's are anti democracy (of course after realizing they were siding with Obama)
Race baiter= Bill saying, EVEN Jesse Jackson won SC, or white hard working americans won't vote for Obama

So, how is it that trust came up in this converstion. And by the way, those 18 milllion that you all harp on. . . . LONG GONE. I know many HRC supporters who voted for her early on, but then changed allegiance based on her deplorable actions throughout the PRIMARY.

GO AWAY HRC SUPPORTERS. We don't need you, and your irrational views!!!!!

NObama   June 20th, 2008 11:02 am ET

If Obama is even considering Edwards, then most democrats must be rejecting the invite. Says something about the disaster even the die-hard dems see coming.

Charlotte   June 20th, 2008 11:03 am ET

June 20th, 2008 10:37 am ET
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
The choice of VP on both sides will be a major determining factor for a majority of voters. I doubt if Obama will choose Hillary, it would be a nice payback if the DNC forced her upon him as they forced him upon us. It is not unusual for the party to strongly suggest a running mate to the nominee. Time will tell. I will write Hillary Clinton on my ballot, unless she is his VP, then I will gag and vote for that ticket

Steve   June 20th, 2008 11:04 am ET

Al Gore is doing to much now. If he was the VP he would bogged down with to much politics to really accomplish anything when it comes to Global Warming and the environment. Everything would be argued for 8 years until the next election before anything positive was done. The right would filibuster and vote down every bill presented just because Al is a dem, and who he is.

No Al stay out of it you are doing way to much positive now.

Independent Fred   June 20th, 2008 11:04 am ET

This one is a virtual no brainer Senator Obama has but two legitamate choices.

If he wants the strongest ticket it's Joe Biden. Who is btw more knowledgable than Obama, McCain & Clinton.

However If he wants the Slam dunk he'll pick Senator Clinton.

Edwards (whom I respect) is too liberal.
Gore's a good man but he's a bit too preachy for my tastes.

Big gator   June 20th, 2008 11:04 am ET

Pick Hillary and then go "Sike". Go with Kathleen Sebelius.

Andy   June 20th, 2008 11:04 am ET

Al Gore is the best choice. He is young enough that in eight years he can run for President again.

In addition, as the Veep, Al can travel the world as the Nations Green Czar.

Mike   June 20th, 2008 11:05 am ET

Edwards already said he is not interested. As much as I like him, he adds more fodder to the "not eough experience" argument that the repubs keep throwing out there. he can still choose from Webb, Biden, Richardson, Hagel, Sebelius, Gore (?), Clinton, Clarke, the list of good dems goes on…he'd be wise to pick governor or someone with good foreign policy and/or national security experience (bill richardson maybe?)

whatever   June 20th, 2008 11:05 am ET

I think he should pick the man in the yellow hat!!!

Mark Cary, NC   June 20th, 2008 11:05 am ET

I like Edwards but he wasn't that great of a Senator for our state and is labeled a very unpopular one here in NC. Why do you think they waited to announce his endorsement after Obama won NC?

Anne E.   June 20th, 2008 11:05 am ET

The other day a video clip was shown of Sen. Obama seated with various security advisors — seated next to him was Wesley Clark.
It took my breath away! I love John Edwards and would support any choice (except HRC). BUT……Clark is "the man!"

OBAMA/CLARK '08!!

Darth Vadik, CA   June 20th, 2008 11:05 am ET

Attorney General John Edwards

Chip Pudims   June 20th, 2008 11:05 am ET

Once again the Democrats will nominate a candidate based on popularity and electability, while the GOP nominations are typically contingent upon qualifications! Hopefully voters will recognize the reality of politics and vote for the most qualified and not the most attractive or likeable.

yardstylze   June 20th, 2008 11:06 am ET

Dan Abrams showed footage he uncovered of a Fox News interview with John McCain on March 13, 2008, in which McCain said, "I didn't really love America until I was deprived of her company."

Abrams thinks McCain's comments could undermine the "right wing's steady attacks against Michelle Obama."

Kaitlin   June 20th, 2008 11:06 am ET

I thought John Edwards made it clear he was not interested in VP? Hmm… Well, I don't care I like Edwards - so if he changed his mind, awesome.

Shawn - GA   June 20th, 2008 11:07 am ET

If he want to win for sure he needs to choose Gore. Without Gore it coult go to either Obama or McCain. With Al Gore, Obama/Gore would be unstoppable.

pjo   June 20th, 2008 11:07 am ET

Hillary is too good…to accomplished…to smart to be VP to this Obama. For those of you who are Obama supporters, if you get what you want…you deserve it. Just like those who voter for Bush. I hope you're following Obama moves.AND decisions…"WHAT A JOKE"

GOP supporter   June 20th, 2008 11:07 am ET

Edwards has repeated many times that he didn't want it….but…"I'll take it anyway". Typical Democrat…wishee, washee.

Gadissa   June 20th, 2008 11:08 am ET

NO Hillary please.

Annoyed in Ohio   June 20th, 2008 11:08 am ET

I wouldn't mind an Obama/Edwards ticket but I think the smartes thing to do would be to go with someone with military/foreign policy experience. The would really shut a lot of folks up.

@Denise P Quinton-

"Obama better choose a smart national security VP as he has no experience nor the ability to lead our country. I personally do not care who he picks as I will cast my vote for MCCAIN 08, as will my entire lifelong Democrat family"

If you don't really care why comment? That didn't add anything to the discussion at all.

John, Las Vegas, NV   June 20th, 2008 11:08 am ET

Edwards and Gore would both be fine VPs. Obama could set either one of them up to head a special effort on global warming. Either one could start by turning off about 90% of the things in their mansions because both have mansions that gobble up about a dozen times the energy consumption of an average American family. Or make them co-VPs, thereby cutting global warming even more by having them BOTH turn off some things in their mansions.

Lenore Z.   June 20th, 2008 11:09 am ET

I agree with some other comments that Obama is such a smart man in every respect that he knows how to pick the best V.P.

Mike   June 20th, 2008 11:09 am ET

look, if you EVER voted for bush, then you have zero credibility…so stop pretending to be a hillary supporter who will vote for mccain "just like all [your] life-long demorat friends."
anyone who is a life-long dem and has lived through the last 7 years would never vote for mccain. that simple.

It Didn’t Work Before, Will It Work Now?   June 22nd, 2008 12:55 am ET

[...] reporting that John Edwards is on Barack Obama's 20-name VP list. Edwards didn't fare very well [...]

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