According to Edward Klein, author of The Amateur, Obama has put out feelers to Hillary Clinton about accepting the VP spot on the ticket, but Hillary has said no.
In an interview on The Kudlow Report last night, Klein told me why Clinton is reluctant to take the number-two spot:
Klein: Until just a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary would accept the vice-presidential nod and replace Joe Biden. Bill Clinton was, I’m told, urging his wife to accept the number-two slot. He saw this as a great launching pad for her for running in 2016. But then Hillary had lunch in the White House a couple of weeks ago with Valerie Jarrett, Michelle’s best friend, senior adviser to both the first lady and the president.
Kudlow: Just about the biggest lefty in the White House.
Klein: That’s right. She told Valerie she would not accept the vice-president spot. The lunch was ostensibly about other matters, but it came up. The vice-presidential thing came up. Hillary felt burned out after four years as secretary of state. But I’m told there were more important reasons for her not accepting.