After John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain joins board of Biden's presidential transition team Meet the first woman to run for president Jill Biden shuts down Jake Tapper's question about husband's 'occasional gaffe' MORE sparked more VP talk focused on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with a comment calling Rice's record "very, very meritorious". Rice again denied today that she is looking for a spot on a potential McCain-Rice ticket.

"Senator McCain is an extraordinary American, a really outstanding leader and obviously a great patriot. That said, I am going back to Stanford, back to California, west of the Mississippi. I very much look forward to watching this campaign and voting as a voter," Rice said at a State Department news conference.