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  •  Biden V.P. (5+ / 0-)

    "Will this job be too small for you?" Obama asked, with a deft appreciation of the art of flattery.

    I can see why Obama asked him that. I remember why Biden said he wouldn't except the V.P. spot from the Clintons.

    DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden on Sunday ruled out the vice presidential slot altogether if Sen. Hillary Clinton is his party's nominee, saying her husband would overshadow the position.

    "If I don't win the nomination, the likely nominee is going to be Hillary," Biden, D-Delaware, told CNN, "and I love Bill Clinton, but can you imagine being vice president?"

    The former president "is such a dominant and powerful and positive force that I think the question is if you're going to stay in public life do you want to be a contributor ... I'm not looking for a ceremonial post," he said.

    McCain was for deregulating Wall Street before he was against it.

    by William Domingo on Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 04:40:35 PM PDT

    •  and I remember Joe saying (1+ / 0-)
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      when someone asked if he wanted to be Obama's vice president (months before it was time to be asked), something like "No, I'm not looking for that job or asking for it.  I've never wanted to be vice president.  But if the first African American with a real chance to be president thinks I can help him and asks me to be part of that, would I turn him down?  Of course not.  I would be honored to be part of something so huge for our country."

      I really believe both of them are in this for all the right reasons.

      Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government is on the high road to permanent glory. --Molly Ivins

      by goheelsgodems on Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 09:05:00 PM PDT

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