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    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.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080603/ap_on_el_pr/clinton
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    Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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    This would not be a good idea, Obama.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    --Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      I am SHOCKED.

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      • #4
        No thanks.

        On the flipside, then somebody would actually be around at 3 am to answer that stupid phone call......

        Win (not-so) win?
        'Ah, to be a bird. To fly the skies, sing your song, and best of all, occassionally pluck someone's eyes out.' - George Carlin.

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        • #5
          I wouldn't mind her serving in some capacity, but not VP. Besides, doesn't it help more to have her stay a NY senator?
          Dude. Can. Fly.

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          • #6
            " Just in case, you know, anything should happen in California. Not that i mean anything by that."
            "There is an old saying that goes 'no matter how good you are, there is always someone better.' That someone is me." - Chiun

            I require the lubrication to successfully handle some of them. *sigh*- Sunuvanun

            Matrem tuam pedicavi

            "I kinda dig Johnson" -Triggercut

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            • #7
              I wouldn't do it out of simple fear that she'd poison my corn flakes...

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              • #8
                The Beast will never disappear.

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                • #9
                  She's desperate.

                  She knows she will never be picked.
                  His mind is not for rent, to any god or government.
                  Pointless debate is what we do here -- lvr

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                  • #10
                    "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.
                    Good grief.

                    As if it suddenly dawned upon every one in Clinton-land, "Hey, I'm not winning!"
                    From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

                    For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


                    I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

                    The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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                    • #11
                      I wonder if she will ever get how big of a mistake that Iraq vote was.
                      Dude. Can. Fly.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                        The Beast will never disappear.
                        Your rough language has my panties in a twitter.
                        From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

                        For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


                        I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

                        The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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                        • #13
                          No.

                          No on the SCOTUS seat, too. I was wrong on that. Completely sends the wrong message.
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                          "When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye."
                          -Barry Goldwater

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dvyyyyyy View Post
                            I wonder if she will ever get how big of a mistake that Iraq vote was.
                            Nah, it's b/c she wears pantsuits to hide her big ass.
                            From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

                            For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


                            I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

                            The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ppg shg View Post
                              Your rough language has my panties in a twitter.
                              Then don't wear any.

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