Obama's VP list Shrinking, Webb wants off.
In a statement released moments ago, Webb said: "Last week I communicated to Senator Obama and his presidential campaign my firm intention to remain in the United States Senate, where I believe I am best equipped to serve the people of Virginia and this country.
"Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President."
Webb joins Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland as firmly removing himself from consideration as the Democratic No. 2. Strickland, you may recall, was and presumably still is a staunch supporter of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and helped deliver a lopsided Ohio primary win to her column this spring.
Strickland, whose Buckeye State will be crucial in determining the presidential winner Nov. 4, was equally unequivocal: "If drafted, I will not run; nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve. So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be," he said in early June.