- The Washington Times - Friday, November 1, 2013

Responding to questions about Hillary Clinton being considered to replace Joe Biden on the 2012 ticket, Jay Carney said that while the campaign may have tested that possibility, the president never considered giving his vice president the boot.

“Campaigns test everything, they run everything through the polls and focus groups,” the White House spokesman said Friday on CNN. “What matters here is I know for a fact President Obama never considered this.”

The questions came from the new book “Double Down,” by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, which says that then-chief of staff William Daley pushed to add Mrs. Clinton to the ticket, a New York Times book review said.

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