Pelosi: Obama, Clinton Dream Team ‘Impossible’

ABC News' Dean Norland and Theresa Cook Report: With the Democratic presidential nomination still up for grabs, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that the party "will have a dream team, it just won't be those two names," referring to Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Pelosi, who has expressed doubts about the likelihood of a so-called 'Dream Ticket' of either Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton in the past, insisted, 'I just don't think it’s going to happen."  Watch video of her comments HERE.

"They asked me, did I think there is going to be a dream team? I mean, yes there is... they asked me specifically about those two people being on the ticket together. I said I thought it was impossible," she said, echoing the opinion she expressed earlier this week in Boston.

Clinton and Obama have traded comments recently about the lineup of a potential Democratic presidential ticket, with Clinton suggesting Obama could be her vice president, and Obama shooting down any notion that he’s seeking the number two spot.

The senators are battling it out in a delegate-by-delegate race, trading state primary victories while the Democratic National Convention looms in the distance.

"Whoever our nominee is, and whoever he or she is, and whoever he or she chooses, will be a dream team as Democrats go forward to win this election, take our country in a new direction. I don't think it's politically feasible" for the two senators to share a ticket, she said.

When asked on what she based her prediction , she responded, "you asked my political opinion, and I gave it to you."  She said it was up to reporters to interpret.

"Take it from me, that won't be the ticket," Pelosi stated emphatically.

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