List of potential running mates shrinks a bit
And Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, in an interview with National Public Radio, ruled himself out as a possible running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
“If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve. So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be,” said Strickland, who backed Hillary Clinton for the party’s presidential nomination.
Thune, who endorsed McCain early in the Republican presidential primary, said “no” when asked if he had any interest in the vice presidential nomination.
In the past two days, congressional Democratic leaders have met with Obama’s vice presidential search team. McCain has begun conferring, sometimes in public settings, with possible running mates.
Neither is expected to announce a decision soon.
Photo credit: Reuters/ Kevin Lamarque (Obama); Carlos Barria (McCain)