July 8th, 2008
07:00 AM ET

360° Q & A – Dukakis: Polls “meaningless” – VP choice crucial

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/07/art.dukakis.jpg caption="Former Mass. Governor Dukakis with his wife in March."]
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis knows a thing or two about running for president. The 1988 Democratic presidential nominee – still as engaged and vocal as ever – discusses this year’s race with AC360° Associate Producer Jack Gray.

Governor, four months out and polls show Sen. Obama in the lead. Any words of caution for him and his supporters?

Yeah these poll numbers are meaningless, as only the guy you are talking to knows. This race has only just begun and one of the things that you discover is that the final is a whole new ball game. I mean the fact that you’ve been out campaigning for a year, a year and a half, two years is not meaningless – it means something – but now it’s you and the other guy, and one of you is going to be the most important political leader in the world. So every day is another battle and that’s where we’ve just begun, frankly.

The VP guessing game, do you have any favorites?

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