Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears on 'The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer' Wednesday to discuss the newly released photos of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posing with the remains of suicide bombers. During the interview, Blitzer managed to sneak in a round of questioning about a hypothetical Obama-Clinton 2012 ticket and Clinton did her best not to indulge him.
An excerpt from CNN's press release follows:
WOLF BLITZER: If the President of the United States says, Madam Secretary, I need you on the ticket this year in order to beat Romney, are you ready to run as his vice presidential running mate?
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: That is not going to happen. 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’s not going to happen.
BLITZER: I disagree.
CLINTON: Oh, well --
BLITZER: I think it is possible. It’s unlikely. You will say that --
CLINTON: It’s more than unlikely.
Clinton went on to say that she no longer comments on politics, but she is "very confident about the outcome of this election" and supportive of Joe Biden. She has repeatedly shot down rumors that she could join the 2012 Democratic ticket, telling the 'Today' show last year that the scenario was not "even in the realm of possibility." She told Blitzer last month that she will not serve a second term as secretary of state if Obama is reelected.
A new PPP poll shows that Clinton is an early favorite among Democrats for a 2016 presidential nominee.