Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton downplayed the possibility that she would be asked to serve as a running mate for a Democratic presidential nominee.
“Well, thats not going to happen, but no,” Clinton told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday. The former first lady added that she was flabbergasted when former President Barack Obama asked her to become secretary of state during his first term in office, coming after a contentious 2008 Democratic primary race between the two.
“I was shocked. I had no idea he was going to ask me, and I turned him down twice. He said, Look the economy is in free fall, its a catastrophe. Ive got to focus on that. Weve got problems around the world; you go focus on that. And I said, No, no, Im happy where I am, you get somebody else. Im sure theres good people around,'” she said.
However, in the same interview, she said that you “never say never” to a request to be a vice-presidential candidate.
And later, she called on Democratic voters to cast their ballots in November for “the person that you believe can actually win in November.”
“Look at the candidates, and clearly, youll like someone better than others,” Clinton said. “And then analyze that persons positions and their message. Can that person win?” She added: “Youve got to be very clear-minded about who can win.”
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