'Dissin' Hillary: Report Says Obama's Team Never Bothered to Vette Her
Barack Obama, touchy on matters of pride, seems determined to blot out Hillary Clinton the Clinton legacy, some believe. This report says that his VP team never bothered to fully vette Hillary Clinton as a potential VP. Hillary, this report notes, is still calling Obama "my opponent."
Pep's ongoing, updated coverage of the VP mating dance, and her prediction for Obama's choice, can be found here.
There’s one Democrat who would seem to have little or no chance of being picked by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to be his running mate – his former opponent, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).
But it’s not for the reason you think.
Obama has often said, most recently on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on July 27, that Clinton “would be on anybody’s short list.”
But apparently not his.
“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?”