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Hillary Clinton, White House deny 'Vice President-switch' speculations

By Nitsi

Washington, Oct 7(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed speculations that she may switch roles with Vice President Joe Biden.

"I have absolutely no interest and no reason for doing anything other than just dismissing these stories and moving on," The Politico quoted Clinton, as saying.

"I think the Vice President is doing a wonderful job. He's a great friend of mine. We work together closely," she added.

The idea of a 2012 Obama-Clinton ticket had surfaced because of a remark made by noted author-cum-journalist Bob Woodward.

Promoting his book "Obama Wars" on CNN Tuesday night, CNN's John King asked Woodward about the rumour that Obama would do a switch and make Clinton his running mate instead of Biden.

"It's on the table," Woodward replied.

"And some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012. President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the 2008 primaries. So they switch jobs and not out of the question," he added.

Woodward also suggested that the real focus of the US Secretary of State is 2016. Hillary Clinton could run in her own right in 2016 and be younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected president," he said.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also denied any talks of a potential switch, claiming that it is "not a discussion" at this time.

He said that the President feels Biden is doing "an extraordinary job" and he is pleased with the job that Clinton is doing at the State Department. (ANI)

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