Presidential Running Mate Short Lists

August 7, 2008 9:59:59 AM PDT
There's a lot of talk about hot air on the presidential campaign trail. Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana is considered to be on the short-list to become Barack Obama's running mate, along with Governor Tim Kaine, senators Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

The New York Senator was in Yonkers Wednesday. "I have said of course I will do whatever I can," said Hillary Clinton

But now there is new video from a California fundraiser last week, in which she refused to rule out her name being placed into nomination for a vote on the convention floor. "We do not want any Democrat either in the hall or in the stadium or at home walking away saying, 'well, you know, I'm just not satisfied, I'm not happy .' because, I mean, that's what I'm trying to avoid," said Senator Clinton on a YouTube video.

To smooth things over, the Clinton and Obama camps issued a rare joint statement overnight, "We will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party will be fully unified."

On the Republican side, Governor Tim Pawlenty, along with former governors Mitt Romney and Tom Ridge seem to be among McCain's finalists for Vice President, even if Pawlenty denies it. "This is not something that I have designs on."

Someone who knows the veepstakes well? Former President George Bush's pick Dan Quayle. "People don't run for that office. Those that campaign for that office, guess what? They don't get it," said Quayle.

As she continues to try and wipe out her campaign debt, Clinton will host a web chat with supporters on Thursday. She will campaign for Obama in Nevada on Friday.


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