When Hillary Clinton was in Denver last week, she met for about an hour with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, whose vice presidential potential has been much commented on (though less and less of late).
Hickenlooper told Bloomberg TV that they “briefly” discussed the vice presidential question but spent most of the time talking about workforce training. So, if Hickenlooper were asked, would he say yes?
“If you look at the challenges that this country and the world faces right now, if you’re someone who’s asked, that you’re one of the people that can really make a difference and your country needs you, of course you take it seriously,” Hickenlooper told Bloomberg TV’s David Gura when asked whether he would entertain a vice presidential bid.
But will she ask? Hickenlooper has not appeared on most of the “short list” articles that have come out in the last several weeks, and the most frequently floated name is Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.
Also more frequently mentioned than the Colorado governor are: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Labor Secretary Tom Perez and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.
The Hill has a “most likely” list with two more long-shots on it (and no Hickenlooper): Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and the other Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Veep Watch won’t go on too much longer, which is good because I made my Secretary of Interior joke last month and that’s the only Veep Watch joke I have. The Democratic National Convention starts July 25, and Clinton is expected to announce her pick before then.