Wasserman Schultz: Clinton 'absolutely' won't be on 2012 ticket

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), in no uncertain terms, shot down the possibility that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be on the 2012 Democratic presidential ticket alongside President Obama.

Wasserman Schultz said "absolutely" that Obama would run with Vice President Biden in 2012.

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"I'm a hundred percent confident that Joe Biden and Barack Obama are gonna run together as a team," the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Tuesday on MSNBC.

She said "no" directly in response to a straight question as to whether Clinton would be on the ticket instead of Biden.

Clinton has repeatedly said she plans to leave public service after her stint as secretary of State. Nevertheless, speculation has continued that Obama could regain some of the supporters he's lost during his first term by replacing Biden with Clinton.

Biden himself has shown no sign of leaving his current role and has also refused to definitively close the door on a 2016 presidential run. He's said he wants to focus on reelecting Obama right now and then face the 2016 question later on.