As Sen. Joe Biden was leaving his house in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday afternoon (with a set of golf clubs in tow), he slowed down and said to the gathered news reporters outside his home: "Hey guys: I'm not the guy. See ya," reports ABC's Z. Byron Wolf.
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Members of the news media were camped outside of Biden's home on Tuesday as speculation mounted as to whether Sen. Barack Obama was going to tap his former presidential rival to be his running mate later this week.
A Biden associate who spoke with ABC News after the senator made his remarks to reporters was not aware of the VP prospect having had any conversations with the Obama camp on Tuesday.
Bottom line: Biden's comments to the assembled reporters may have simply been the Delaware Democrat talking about the VP nomination the way he has spoken about it throughout this process -- with humility and looking to throw reporters off the scent.
And, of course, "I'm not the guy," is almost certainly true right now no matter what.
"We'll see. We'll See."
--VP Prospect and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine in Richmond, Va., on whether his schedule is sufficiently in flux to show up with Barack Obama on Thursday
On the campaign front. . .
-- 12 pm ET: Holds a town hall meeting. New Mexico State University Las Cruces, N.M. (2004 Presidential Results, Henry County: 47.7% Bush, 51.3% Kerry)
-- 11:30am ET – Holds a Discussion on the Economy at Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville, VA. (2004 Presidential Results, Henry County: 56.9% Bush, 42.0% Kerry)
-- 6:35pm ET – Holds a Town Hall Meeting at EC Glass High School, Lynchburg, VA (2004 Presidential Results, Campbell County: 69.1% Bush, 29.8% Kerry)
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