WASHINGTON-NBC'S Today Show's Matt Lauer asked Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday "if you had been Barack Obama's running mate: would she have "neutralized the so-called Sarah Palin effect?
Clinton said, "You know, Matt, there's no point in going back and, you know, talking about something that didn't happen. I want to keep focused on the future and to talk to those people who are worried about their jobs, their home, affording gas and groceries, you know, thinking that the government has just turned its back on them, making them feel almost invisible."
"And I really believe anybody who supported me or anybody who supports the policies that I have promoted throughout my public career, and certainly my campaign, will be much better off with Barack Obama and Joe Biden as their president and vice president."
Lauer asked, "ll right, real quickly, your husband, the former president, was on "The View" yesterday, Senator Clinton, and he seemed to say that you really didn't want to be Senator Obama's running mate after all. Is that accurate?"
Clinton replied, "Well, it's not something you want or don't want. It's up to the candidate to make the choice. And I think Barack made a great choice with Joe Biden."