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Wednesday
Oct062010

An Obama-Clinton Ticket in 2012? White House Says Not So Fast

Photo Courtesy -- Pete Souza | The White House(WASHINGTON) -- The White House and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both denied Wednesday that discussions are underway for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden to exchange roles in 2012.

“It’s just absolutely not true,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters concerning rumors of discussion of such a swap.  “It’s not a discussion that’s happening.”

On Tuesday Bob Woodward raised the possibility that Clinton would step in as Obama’s running mate and Biden would become Secretary of State.  In an interview on CNN’s John King USA, Woodward said the switch was “on the table” in White House circles.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday equally pushed back on the rumors at an appearance before the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C.

“I have absolutely no interest and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on, because there's just no -- we have no time,” Clinton said. “We have so much to do. And I think both of us are very happy doing what we're doing.“

Clinton praised Joe Biden, saying he has been doing a “wonderful job,” as vice president, adding that they have a “great relationship.”

“I love what I'm doing. I feel so privileged to serve at this time in American history,” Clinton said. “But it is mostly that I get up every day and I'm totally captivated by what the day holds, which -- I often have no idea what it's going to be. And I very much enjoy the work."

Gibbs added Wednesday that the president appreciates both Biden and Clinton in the roles they have right now.

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