This is not good for Obama. CNN is playing it big, with both Carville and Begalia saying that this will give the PUMAs more momentum and ammunition going into the convention. Carville, who is restraining himself, is saying that not only did he not consider HRC, but he didn't even do her the courtesy of asking her advice regarding a VP.
Hillary gets stiffed
By MIKE ALLEN | 8/22/08 4:27 PM EST
Updated: 8/22/08 4:27 PM EST
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?”
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.