Biden, on NBC's Meet the Press, said of being VP: "'When I was asked that question, I thought I was still going to be president. Now - number one, I am not interested in being vice president. I've let the candidate know. If the candidate asks me to be vice president, the answer is I got to say yes. But he's not going to ask me." He continued, "If asked, I will do it," "I've made it clear I do not want to be asked." So his answer would be yes? "Of course it would," Biden said, "because if the presidential nominee thought I could help him win -- am I going to say to the first African-American candidate about to make history in the world that, 'No, I will not help you out like you want me to'? Of course . . . I'll say yes."
A wrap of other comments from NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli… Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) on CNN: "I am very happy being the governor of the state of Minnesota. [being vice president] is not something I have designs on."
Tom Ridge on CBS: "If he asks me, we'll have a private conversation and we'll decide whether or not we ought to tell you what we said."
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, on CBS: "Well, first, anyone would be honored to serve John McCain, and I would as well. But he will have a long list of highly qualified people to choose from. I am out advocating for John McCain because I think he is the best person for the job."
Tom Daschle on Fox News Sunday: "I'm not seeking the vice presidency. I've not talked to Barack about it. I don't expect to be asked. And I have no interest." Would he turn it down? "Well, obviously, you'd think about it. But as I say, I don't expect it, and I don't — I'm not looking for it."
Chuck Hagel says he'd consider an offer from Obama. "I think anybody, anybody would have to consider it. Doesn't mean you'd do it, doesn't mean you'd accept it, could be too many gaps there, but you'd have to consider it, I mean, it's the only thing you could do. Why wouldn't you?"
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist tells the New York Times Magazine "It's very flattering that people would even consider that a notion" that he'd be vice president. And then he's asked this: "You can't find one woman in all of Florida?" "Maybe I have. Stay tuned," Crist responds.
Jim Webb was in Chicago, and seemed more open to the possibility. Asked if he would accept the vice presidential nomination if it was offered to him, Webb said, "I would have a conversation with him on a wide range of issues. That's not a yes."