"I just don't think it's going to happen," Pelosi told a roomful of reporters who wanted her to expand on her comments earlier this week in Boston rejecting the suggestion that the two senators would form a "dream team."
"I do think we will have a dream team," Pelosi said. "It just won't be those two."
Asked why by the chorus of reporters, the speaker chose not to expand on her prediction, saying only that she had a gut feeling as a result of her lifetime in politics.
"Take it from me, that won't be the ticket," Pelosi said with a smile, provoking laughter from members of the media who were prodding her.
The speaker did acknowledge that she does not "like to see disagreements among candidates" in the Democrats' nominating fight before arguing the slight differences between Clinton and Obama are minimal compared with the "chasm" separating both of her party's candidates from Arizona Sen. John McCain, the all-but-certain Republican nominee.