Pelosi: Dream ticket not a good idea

By David Edwards
Friday, April 25, 2008 5:59 EDT
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CNN’s Larry King talked with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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KING: your chairman, howard dean, chairman of the party, said the superdelegates, everything has to be done by mid-june.

PELOSI: i think so. i think there’s too short a time, maybe, just about eight weeks between the end of the convention and the election, and i don’t think that’s enough time to bring everyone together. i do think that the campaigns have to work their way through this. that we should have all the elections, let the people speak, and then we’ll find out who our nominee is.

KING: they did it some years back when kennedy and johnson were on the same ticket, after a strong battle.

PELOSI: that’s right.

KING: if you had your power, would you want them to run together?

PELOSI: no. i don’t think it’s a good idea.

KING: because?

PELOSI: i think that first of all, the candidate, whoever he or she may be, should choose his or her own vice presidential candidate. i think that’s appropriate. that’s where you would see the comfort level, not only how to run, but how to govern the country. there’s plenty of talent to draw upon for a good, strong ticket. i don’t think that’s a good ticket.

KING: really?

PELOSI: really.

KING: too much animosity?

PELOSI: larry: i just think that — let’s put it this way. if they think it’s a good ticket, maybe it is. but i don’t think that we should thrust the vice presidential choice onto the presidential nominee. that’s her or his decision to make.

This video is from CNN’s Larry King Livve, broadcast April 24, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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