Clinton On Being Obama's VP: 'Not Going To Happen'

By: CNN Posted By Doug Brown
By: CNN Posted By Doug Brown

(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday once again squashed notions that she would accept a gig as President Barack Obama's running mate this fall.

"That is not going to happen," Clinton said in an interview to air on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "That's like saying if the Olympic Committee called you up and said are you ready to run the marathon would you accept. Well, it is not going to happen."

In Brussels this week for NATO meetings, Clinton said she no longer comments on politics but feels "very confident" about the upcoming election between Obama and the likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Both the president and Clinton, who ran a tight race against Obama in 2008 for the Democratic nomination, have repeatedly shot down rumors that Vice President Joe Biden may be replaced with Clinton on the ticket for the general election.

"As I've said many times, uh, I think Joe Biden, who's a dear friend of ours, has served our country and served the president very well. So I'm out of politics, but I'm very supportive of the team we have in the White House going forward," she said.

Clinton has previously said she will not serve another term as secretary of state if Obama is re-elected, adding she's also not interested in seeking political office again.


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