Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) indicated he was open to a post in a future Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE administration.

"I want to be helpful in any way I can, but it's way too early to make predictions on any role I will play," said Daschle.

The senior Democrat was speaking at a luncheon being held in Denver during the convention for his recent book, titled "Critical: What We Can Do About the American Health-Care Crisis."

Talk has swirled around Daschle during Obama's campaign; he was considered a potential vice presidential candidate. An early endorser of the Illinois senator, Daschle has been a senior advisor to Obama as well as a frequent televison surrogate.

The South Dakota Democrat has worked on resolving the healthcare crisis in and out of office and is a potential Labor, Health and Human Services Secretary for Obama. Daschle has high hopes for the passage of universal healthcare if Obama makes it to the White House.

"It really depends on who gets elected. If Barack Obama gets elected, it is better than a 50-50 chance. If he doesn't get elected, it drops way below 50-50," said Daschle.

-Kevin Bogardus