Mike Allen from Politico writes that Hillary Clinton has not been vetted for a possible VP slot. In fact, she was never asked.
“She was never vetted,” a Democratic official reported. “She was not asked for a single piece of paper. She and Senator Obama have never had a single conversation about it. How would he know if she’d take it?”
The official also said Clinton never met with Obama’s vetting team of Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy.
And the official said she was never asked for medical records or for any financial 2008 information about her or former President Bill Clinton. The last information the couple has disclosed about taxes and financial holdings was for 2007.
The Clintons also were not asked about donors to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
“This would be the biggest leap of faith ever,” the official said. “She’s waiting for the text message like everyone else.”
If you ask me, I’d say Hillary is going to be Obama’s VP, for the following reason – he is missing valuable media time by waiting to announce his pick until this weekend (or possibly late today). If he was planning to pick a relatively unknown candidate, you’d think team Obama would have announced the name earlier in the week. That would have given time for TV interviews, blogosphere chatter and hollywood style bio videos to be played days before the convention in Denver. By announcing Hillary, there’s no need to promo her. She’s a known quantity, and the shock would be a shot heard ’round the world. The unveiling would quickly become the most talked about news story without any effort on the part of the Obama campaign.
Obama and the Democrats don’t just want to win. They want to thump. As much as I hate to admit it, Obama can’t do this with anyone other than Hillary Clinton. Don’t count her out yet.
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