For those who have been wondering if Hillary will tap Gov Strickland as a VP....Maybe she won't want him as VP after this flap....Only time will tell. Prominent Clinton supporter criticizes Iowa Posted: 08:00 AM ET Strickland campaigned with Clinton in Iowa over the weekend. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (CNN) Just days before the Iowa caucuses, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter criticized the states privileged role in the presidential nominating process, forcing her campaign to declare that she did not agree with the assessment. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland was quoted in Sundays edition of The Columbus Dispatch as saying that it makes no sense to grant Iowa the right to hold the first contest of the 2008 race for the White House. "I'd like to see both parties say, 'We're going to bring this to an end,'" Strickland told the newspaper. Competing campaigns seized on the article and emailed it around to reporters to highlight Stricklands comments late Sunday night. The Clinton campaign moved quickly, and issued a statement shortly after midnight distancing the New York senator from the governors remarks. Senator Clinton has worked her heart out campaigning in Iowa because she knows it plays a unique and special role in the nominating process and that process must be protected, read the statement. As she has said many times she is glad Iowans are entrusted with this responsibility because they take it so seriously. On this issue Hillary and Gov. Strickland strongly disagree. Stricklands comments came on the same day that WHO TV reporter Dave Price reported that Clintons Midwest co-chair Jerry Crawford told him that she would not be here caucus night.