Clinton Hints Sanders Won't Be On Her Ticket (Video)


During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked to narrow down her picks for a potential vice president through a game of "Who Would Your Rather?" (video below).

Democratic primary voters hopeful the former secretary of state would choose her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, were bound to be disappointed when she picked an actor instead.

Granted, none of the picks were serious as Clinton has made no official statements on who she would like to run on her ticket. If she secures the nomination, she is expected to unveil her vice presidential pick shortly before the Democratic National Convention in July.

Talk show host Ellen Degeneres gave Clinton a choice between whichever two celebrities flashed across the screen to pick one of them, eliminating the other option. The two options were often between a politician and a celebrity, CNN reports.

Given the choice between Sanders and actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays a fictional president on the ABC drama “Scandal,” Clinton gave the clearest indication so far of how likely she is to run with her primary opponent.

“Gotta go with Tony!” Clinton answered.

Goldwyn was then eliminated when compared to Hollywood actor George Clooney, who was then knocked out by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who was then overturned for singer Beyonce.

Ultimately, Clinton chose Degeneres herself to be her hypothetical running mate.

One candidate eliminated during the game was billionaire and sports team owner Mark Cuban, who has previously expressed an interest in joining the world of politics as Clinton’s vice president.

“Absolutely,” Cuban told NBC News when asked if he’d consider running with Clinton. “But she would have to go more to the center.”

Following Clinton’s television picks, Cuban’s hopes appear to be dashed.

The task of vetting and recommending a vice president for the former first lady is being carried out by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

While Washington, D.C., outsiders are on the table, a number of members of Congress are being strongly considered, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Frequently discussed options for a Clinton running mate are Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Sources: CNN, NBC News, The Wall Street Journal / Photo credit: TheEllenShow/YouTube

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