PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Governor Ed Rendell says he does not see Bernie Sanders joining Hillary Clinton’s campaign as her Vice-Presidential candidate at the end of the primary season.
Rendell, during an interview with Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said Sanders probably has no interest in the proposition.
“Pretty much nil. One because Bernie Sanders wouldn’t be interested in Vice-President. He wants to continue to speak out and influence the issues that he cares about. I think if Bernie Sanders uses his fundraising ability, takes some of the money he has and doesn’t spend it all by the end of the California primary, continues to raise money…His PAC could be enormously influential in the years to come in supporting candidates at the state level, at the local level and the federal level to get people who share his views elected to office. He would become a very strong force in the Democratic Party.”
However, he does think the possibility of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren accepting the position is in play.
“That’s a possibility. It would be, probably, against the conventional wisdom, but you remember when Bill Clinton tapped Al Gore people said two fairly young Senator and Governor from two southern states that border each other? That’s ridiculous. How can you do that? There’s no diversity. There’s no difference between the two of them. It’s a bad ticket. It turned out to be a very powerful ticket and really catch the national imagination.”