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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080603/ap_on_el_pr/clinton


    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues Tuesday she would consider joining Barack Obama as his running mate, and advisers said she was withholding a formal departure from the race partly to use her remaining leverage to press for a spot on the ticket.


    On a conference call with other New York lawmakers, Clinton, a New York senator, said she was willing to become Obama's vice presidential nominee if it would help Democrats win the White House, according to a participant who spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to speak for Clinton.

    Clinton's remarks came in response to a question from Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who said she believed the best way for Obama to win key voting blocs, including Hispanics, would be for him to choose Clinton as his running mate.

    "I am open to it," Clinton replied, if it would help the party's prospects in November.

    Clinton also told colleagues the delegate math was not there for her to overtake Obama, but that she wanted to take time to determine how to leave the race in a way that would best help Democrats.

    "I deserve some time to get this right," she said, even as the other lawmakers forcefully argued for her to press Obama to choose her as his running mate.

    Aides to the Illinois senator said he and Clinton had not spoken about the prospects of her joining the ticket.

    Obama effectively sewed up the 2,118 delegates needed to win the nomination Tuesday, based on a tally of pledged delegates, superdelegates who have declared their preference, and another 18 superdelegates who have confirmed their intentions to The Associated Press. It also included five delegates Obama was guaranteed as long as he gained 15 percent of the vote in South Dakota and Montana later in the day.

    Word of Clinton's vice presidential musings came as she prepared to deliver a televised address to supporters on the final night of the epic primary season. She was working out final details of the speech at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, their daughter Chelsea, and close aides.

    Earlier, on NBC's "Today Show," Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe said that once Obama gets the majority of convention delegates, "I think Hillary Clinton will congratulate him and call him the nominee."

    Clinton will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, two senior officials said, her campaign is over.

    Most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June 15, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.

    The advisers said Clinton has made a strategic decision to not formally end her campaign, giving her leverage to negotiate with Obama on various matters including a possible vice presidential nomination for her. She also wants to press him on issues he should focus on in the fall, such as health care.

    Universal health care, Clinton's signature issue as first lady in the 1990s, was a point of dispute between Obama and the New York senator during their epic nomination fight.

    In a formal statement, the campaign made clear the limits of how far she would go in Tuesday night's speech. "Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination," the statement said.

    Clinton field hands who worked in key battlegrounds said they were told to stand down, without pay, and await instructions. Speaking not for attribution because they didn't want to jeopardize their jobs searches, many said they were peddling resumes, returning to their hometowns or seeking out former employers.

    Clinton officials have said they would not contest the seating of Michigan delegates at the convention in Denver this August. The campaign was angry this past weekend when a Democratic National Committee panel awarded Obama delegates it thought Clinton deserved.

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    I think it would be pretty weak of Obama to give in. But sadly I think she will posture behind closed doors it is the only way she would back out gracefully.

    Obama should pick a conservative Demcrat like Webb. Still won't make me vote for him, but I think he'd make a good addition.

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    Spoken like a true Communist/Socialist:

    "I am open to it," Clinton replied, if it would help the party's prospects in November.

    No mention if would help the Citizens of the USA, only the party matters. We are all just subjects to be controlled...Marx, Lenin, and Stalin would be proud...
    Vote McCain, write in Ron Paul, but whatever you do, DO NOT allow these tyrants into office!

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    I think he'd be stupid to offer, but then he is a Democrat.....

    She probably thinks she can be the new Ted Kennedy, though ...
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    UTOC-45-44 wrote:
    .....Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues Tuesday she would consider joining Barack Obama as his running mate.....

    Sure she would, and then IF elected, she would organize a little trip to Arkansas and.... BANG.... we have our first woman president.

    That is a ticket, that we cannot allow to be elected.

    If it is....Heaven help us.


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    Tarzan,

    Correct thinking, as in Vince Foster, a head wound with no discernable blood near by, hmmmmmmm, yup, she would be just a heartbeat away from "Queen Hitlery The First". Somebody get me a bucket.

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    Evil Ernie wrote:
    Spoken like a true Communist/Socialist:
    "I am open to it," Clinton replied, if it would help the party's prospects in November.

    No mention if would help the Citizens of the USA, only the party matters. We are all just subjects to be controlled...Marx, Lenin, and Stalin would be proud...
    Vote McCain, write in Ron Paul, but whatever you do, DO NOT allow these tyrants into office!
    I agree with you,some people that are politically ignorant really do not understand,if obama is elected,how much of our freedom he will try to take and how much we will be taxed,with his socialistic agenda.

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    benron wrote:
    I agree with you,some people that are politically ignorant really do not understand,if obama is elected,how much of our freedom he will try to take and how much we will be taxed,with his socialistic agenda.


    Correct.

    He said the other night, something about taxing Small Business owners 62% !!!!!

    I can't tell you how many business's within a 100 miles of me will be shut down.

    64% !?!? What the heck is that about !?!?

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    Whatever you do, do not vote for the Dem.

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    tarzan1888 wrote:
    Sure she would, and then IF elected, she would organize a little trip to Arkansas and.... BANG.... we have our first woman president.
    glad I'm not the only one who thinks that something of this nature is in the works.

    first black president, first female president and third American revolution all in the same year? wow, 2009 is going to be busy...

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    Been receiving complaints about politics being posted having nothing to do with guns or rights...


    After reviewing this thread I see that it does not fit the board so it will be closed.

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