Clinton, 62, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 after a closely fought 17-month primary campaign, dismissed speculation that Obama may seek to replace Biden in an effort to attract a broader base of support.
“I have absolutely no interest and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on,” said Clinton, responding to a question about the possibility of a job-swap at Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women conference in Washington. “I don’t believe what I read.”
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs also rebuffed questions about a switch. “It’s not anything that’s being discussed,” he told reporters at the White House.
Speculation about Clinton’s role in any bid by Obama for re-election increased after Bob Woodward, an author and editor at the Washington Post, said in a CNN interview last night that putting Clinton on the ticket in 2012 is “on the table.” He said some of Clinton’s advisers “see it as a real possibility.”
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