Elizabeth Warren likely ruled out of Clinton VP position

Clinton Is Not Tipping Her VP Hand Based on Speaker Slots

Sorry, folks, but Hillary Clinton isn't picking Elizabeth Warren as her vice president. That's according to The New York Times at least.

Nope, there wasn't an announcement from either camp; the Times is simply going off of the fact that the Massachusetts senator has a prime-time speaking spot on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.

Giving Warren an extremely visible speaking spot early on is honestly a no-brainer for the Clinton camp. She's been a great Trump-attack dog and is a charismatic darling of the progressive wing of the Democratic party.

SEE MORE: The Drawbacks Of A Clinton-Warren Ticket

But the Times concludes Monday is too early for a vice-presidential pick to speak, stating: "such nominees usually speak later in the convention week to build anticipation for the top of the ticket."

Yes, the last two non-incumbent vice presidential picks, Joe Biden and John Edwards, spoke on the third day of the convention. But even the Times' sources concede this doesn't actually mean anything — the speaking schedule isn't set in stone.

The sources also said: "Ms. Warren and other individuals who received invitations on Tuesday to address the Philadelphia convention were told that their speaking times were subject to change depending on who was selected for vice president."

Warren's VP chances probably come down to how badly Clinton needs to attract far-left progressives to her cause. And current general election polls suggest Clinton doesn't have to worry about that just yet; the Real Clear Politics average gives Clinton an almost five point lead over GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

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Tim Kaine

The junior Democratic Senator from the swing state of Virginia could be a strategic selection for Hillary. Kaine also served as the governor of Virginia from 2006- 2010.

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Elizabeth Warren

The current U.S. Senator from Massachusetts is popular among progressive Democrats, and some even tried to draft her to run for president herself in 2016. 

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Sherrod Brown

Insiders believe that the senior U.S. Senator from Ohio could help Clinton increase her popularity with working-class voters, a group she has yet to win in a big way so far in primary contests.  

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Cory Booker

The U.S. Senator from New Jersey is both youthful and charismatic and would add racial diversity to a Clinton ticket. 

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Tom Perez

The current U.S. Secretary of Labor is considered a sleeper pick by many Democrats because he is not well known outside of D.C., but some believe his strength and popularity among union workers and other progressive groups could be an asset to Clinton's ticket. 

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Bernie Sanders

The Independent from Vermont has become Hillary Clinton's primary rival for the Democratic nomination, garnering a surprising amount of support. Bringing Sanders onto the ticket could help to unite both sets of supporters who have been split in Democratic primaries.

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Martin O'Malley

A former 2016 rival of Hillary Clinton, and former Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley could help bring some executive experience, along with a slight youthful boost to the ticket.

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Tom Vilsack

The Secretary of Agriculture since 2009, Tom Vilsack also served as the governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007. Vilsack could bring some governing experience along with swing state influence.  

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Evan Bayh 

Evan Bayh could bring a more right leaning brand of politics to the ticket. Bayh previously served as the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1999 to 2011, and also as the 46th Governor of Indiana from 1989 to 1997.  

Joe Biden

While the likelihood of him agreeing to take on the veep job again might be low, Biden's popularity among Democrats would likely boost Clinton's chances. 

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Bill Clinton

Hillary's husband is technically allowed to serve in the job, and some legal experts even think he'd be able to take office if necessary. Unfortunately for the diehard Clinton supporters, a Clinton-Clinton ticket will probably be a dream that never comes true. 

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