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White House dismisses speculation about Obama-Clinton ticket…or Gibbs to the DNC….

That was fast huh?

Gibbs said President Obama thinks Vice President Biden is “doing an extraordinary job,” and Obama is “quite pleased” with the work Clinton has done at the State Department.

He said the speculation “is a little bit of a head-scratcher.”

The Obama-Clinton ticket talk began after veteranWashington Post journalist Bob Woodward said in an interview Tuesday that the arrangement is “on the table.”

“It’s on the table,” Woodward said in an interview Tuesday on CNN. “Some of Hillary Clinton’s advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012.”

Clinton dismissed any aspirations of being vice president at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summitt in Washington.

“I don’t believe what I read,” Clinton said, according to CNN. “I have absolutely no interest and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on.”

There had been previous speculation that Vice President Biden could vacate his post in 2012, but the White House has dismissed that possibility too.

An Obama-Clinton ticket would unite the two former rivals, who ran a down-to-the-wire race in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

recent Gallup poll also sparked talk that Clinton could re-enter presidential politics in the next reelection cycle. Fifty-two percent of Democrats said they would vote for Obama in a hypothetical Democratic primary rematch against Clinton, opposed to 37 percent who say they would vote for Clinton.

Meanwhile, Gibbs used the occasion to joke about his own tepid denials concerning reports he’d move from the White House podium to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)……

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October 6, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Projections, Updates, Women | , , ,

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