• This is a rush transcript from "Your World With Neil Cavuto," August 20, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: In the meantime, to politics and the campaign trail. Is Barack Obama out dropping hints that his running mate will be a man?

    Take a listen.


    SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I won't hand over my energy policy to my vice president without knowing necessarily what he is doing. My vice president also — by the way, my vice president will be a member of the executive branch. He won't be one of these fourth branches of government.


    CAVUTO: He, he, he, he, he. Is it a slip, a head-fake?

    Reaction now from a she who was a vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro, back in 1984.

    What do you make of that?

    GERALDINE FERRARO, FORMER U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN: No, it's just — I don't — I don't — I don't think — he is not going to announce during the course of a speech that he is giving about something else that it's a he.

    Video: Watch Neil's interview with Geraldine Ferraro


    CAVUTO: Let me tell you something, Geraldine. We have built a segment on this. So, if you could just play along, it would help.



    FERRARO: If you would like me to do that.

    But, you know, the thing about it...


    CAVUTO: Men do that, right? We just say "he."


    FERRARO: Yes, who knows. I mean, you're used to doing that.

    But, actually, when you come right down to it, the only two "shes" who are being talked about are Hillary Clinton and Governor Sebelius. And I personally do not think either one of them is — is going to be the nominee.

    CAVUTO: But, you know, I — I did my homework for you, because you are so good.

    FERRARO: You did? Oh, thank you. I appreciate that.

    CAVUTO: And I don't — because you can put me away very easily on facts.

    FERRARO: Yes.

    CAVUTO: And I remember Walter Mondale, in '84, the early going around, when he was talking about it, he was saying he a lot.

    FERRARO: Well, but you know what? It was totally different thing. It was very much more open. As you may or may not recall, what he did was, he had about 10 of us go out to Minnesota about a month ahead of time.

    CAVUTO: Right.

    FERRARO: And there was Henry Cisneros. There was somebody who was — Jesse Jackson, and two women.


    CAVUTO: He was doing that. There were two women in that group.


    CAVUTO: And, now, he was still using "he."

    FERRARO: Yes, well, you know what? It's, kind of, people are used to doing that. I mean, how many female candidates have you had running for national office?

    CAVUTO: Well, you greased the skids.



    FERRARO: Yes.

    CAVUTO: Let me ask you this, because we have a presidential candidate coming up later in the show. I don't want to reveal his name, because it's so stunning. It's earth-shattering. CNN will try to copy us.