The first confirmed member of Obama's short list is Chris Dodd:
Barack Obama's presidential campaign has requested information from Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd as part of its search for a possible vice presidential candidate.
The former White House hopeful and Connecticut lawmaker indicated Wednesday that he has been approached by the campaign. "There's been some inquiries, yeah," Dodd said. "They ask for a lot of stuff. I'll leave it there."
Also, neither Joe Biden nor Hillary Clinton are going through the vetting process. First, Clinton:
On Fox, former Clinton chief strategist Howard Wolfson indicated that Hillary Clinton is not being formally considered as Obama's running mate, in that she has not been asked to undergo the formal vetting process.
"Not as far as I know," Wolfson, who remains close to Clinton, said in response to a question from Sean Hannity.
He continued to say that the lack of formal vetting wouldn't necessarily rule out the possibility that Obama would choose her.