Press Questions DNC Chair: Will Obama Drop Biden for Clinton?
11:04 AM, Jan 4, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz went to Iowa to spin the Iowa caucus results. But a funny thing happened when she appeared as a talking head on television: Folks wanted to know whether President Obama would drop Vice President Joe Biden from the 2012 Democratic ticket and instead choose to run with Hillary Clinton.
On CNN, Wasserman Schultz was asked to react to this statement, "Robert Reich is predicting that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the vice presidential nominee along with President Obama."
"That is an inaccurate prediction," Wasserman Schultz said. "Joe Biden and President Obama will be the ticket through November 6th of this year."
Likewise, on MSNBC, Chris Matthews asked the DNC chair: "Do you think it's going to be the same ticket this time, Obama and Biden?"
"Oh, absolutely," Wasserman Schultz told the liberal television host.
Matthews interjected: "Did you ever get those assurances from the president? Has he ever said it to anyone?"
"Throughout the president's entire campaign organization, throughout the leadership of political folks attached to the president, I know, I'm 100 percent confident that Joe Biden and Barack Obama are going to run together as a team," Wasserman Schultz replied.
"So Secretary Clinton won't be joining the ticket?"
"No," Wasserman Schultz said.