Obama Shopping for His VP?
Posted on May 22, 2008
Although this report characterizes Sen. Barack Obama’s search for a vice presidential running mate as “top-secret,” it can’t be all that hush-hush if it’s out on the news wires. That said, who might he be eyeing?
AP via Breitbart.com:
Obama has asked former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson to begin vetting potential vice presidential picks, Democratic officials said Thursday. Johnson did the same job for Democratic nominees John Kerry in 2004 and Walter Mondale in 1984.
Obama refused to acknowledge Johnson’s role when The Associated Press asked the Illinois senator about it in the Captiol Thursday.
“I haven’t hired him. He’s not on retainer. I’m not paying him any money. He is a friend of mine. I know him,” Obama said. “I am not commenting on vice presidential matters because I have not won this nomination.”
The Democratic officials spoke on a condition of anonymity about a process that the campaign wants to keep quiet.
Button bonanza: Rows of Obama campaign pins are lined up for sale outside the B’nai Torah Congregation temple in Boca Raton, Fla., before Sen. Barack Obama’s appearance there Thursday.