June 2nd, 2008
09:29 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton message: She'll do what it takes in November

Obama insiders believe Clinton is sending signals she would be willing to join the ticket.
Obama insiders believe Clinton is sending signals she would be willing to join the ticket.

NEW YORK (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton is poised to deliver a message Tuesday "that she will do whatever it takes" to put a Democrat in the White House - a message that Barack Obama insiders say indicates she would accept an offer to be Obama's running mate if asked.

"In her speech tomorrow night, she will convey the message that first and foremost she is committed to Democrats winning in November and will do whatever she's asked to do," a close friend and adviser of the former first lady, who speaks with her regularly and is privy to her deliberations, told CNN Monday.

"She will do whatever it takes to bring the party together to win and whatever is asked of her to make sure the Republicans are defeated."

That message has been conveyed to the Obama campaign via informal channels, according to Obama insiders who said the message is a signal that she would be willing to serve as his vice president.

Both the Clinton and Obama campaigns told CNN that there have been no formal discussions between the campaigns.

Obama insiders are split over whether considering Clinton to be on the ticket is a good idea.

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soundoff (233 Responses)
  1. Carl

    I sure hope he doesn't. She'll bring more harm than good – she is way to polarizing. My father said he would even vote McCain over Hillary even in a VP spot and I know many other think that.

    Obama has the wisdom to pick someone better.

    June 2, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  2. acosta

    thats the most hypocrite thing ive ever heard..The person that is dividing the party is also the one that is saying she will do anything to unite it. If she really cared about the party she would of droped out the race 2 months ago.

    June 2, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  3. Independant now

    I might consider voting for Obama if Hillary was on the ticket.

    June 2, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  4. Robert

    after all the damage she's done to the party and her desperate attacks to try to weaken Obama, she realized she only shot herself in the foot over and over. Now, if she's in the ticket, that's a landslide win for the republicans because Hellary's lies shows lack of integrity and people do NOT vote for LIER.

    June 2, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  5. MPA

    There is no way Clinton is going to be nominated as his VP. In fact, she won't be part of any cabinet position.

    This is yet another "entitlement" that her and supporters think she deserves.

    This is getting old.

    June 2, 2008 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  6. California Women for Obama

    Please Hillary you have done enough damage to Sen. Obama. Please just go away and take your husband with you.

    By the way Obama supporters we owe Bill Clinton a thank you. He made this ALL possible. Each time he opened his unprofessional mouth-Obama reaped more SD's and voters. We thank you. Now take your unprofessional remarks and your unprofessional wife and her unprofessional supporters and GO AWAY! Any of HRC's REAL democratic supporters who are willing to vote based on the issues we welcome you and you are truly professional democrats.

    Go Obama!

    June 2, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  7. Isaac, MO

    "I'm ready for my crown now."

    Forget it Hillary. We don't have a crown, but here's a broom for you, now go fly away, you selfish, self-centered, pandering loser.

    June 2, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  8. Mary

    Senator Obama would be taking a step back if she is his VP. I would worry about his safety because of some of the statements she made. This lady is not to be trusted in no shape, form, or fashion. He is about change and with her it would be the same old system.

    June 2, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  9. Cindy

    It's entirely up to the 2 of them. I have my own opinion obviously (noooo way Jose! not after that RFK gaff!), but I will respect their decision... and will still vote for that ticket over anything the Republicans put up.

    June 2, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  10. karen

    no no no clintons. Clintons will make sure obama get killed i promise you. Clintons are evil. No clintons on the ticket.

    June 2, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  11. David Peter

    Unacceptable. The Clinton Era is over. There are better persons more qualified for VP than this crazy woman, Obama owes her NOTHING.

    June 2, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  12. Nadia from NYC

    Anybody for VP, but Clinton! Don't trust HER, Barack!

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  13. Joe Bloggs, Haiku, HI

    Pulleeeeeze! Does anyone really think that Obama is stupid enough to take Hillary on the ticket?! Give me a break! She will bring out more anti-Clinton haters on the right than she will add to the ticket!
    And Obama's message of change will become a joke! Dream on HIllary supporters – she will NOT be the veep! No way!

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  14. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    No more Clintons – No more Bush!!!

    Obama/Kathleen Sebelius '08

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  15. Bob

    Time to turn the page, YES WE CAN. GO Obama!

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  16. unify the party

    The dream ticket is the only way to go. Obama/Clinton ( the black vote, white vote, hispanic vote, young vote, old vote ) ready to take back the white house!

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  17. loren from miami, fl

    We can either live and forgive and forget. or continued divided. This also goes to show you that Obama's point about talking to your enemies is an example that we can all forgive the Clinton's and unite with their supporters to defeat the real enemy. And Democrats should stick together. So I will vote for an Obama – Clinton..

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  18. Outfield

    Hillary would never except the VP to Obama. Its either 1st place for her or no place. She does not play second fiddle to anyone.

    Obama is smart enough to realize that having her on the ticket would end up with her wanting to be in the spot light more than him. She would destroy his chance at the presidency with her own ego.

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  19. S.S

    No way! Obama should not consider HC as a VP. Why should HC consider being a VP for an inexperience President and one who will not be ready at 3am. Plenty of qualified candidates besides the Clintons.
    No more Clintons!

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  20. Hooray

    For me, the truth is either Democrat is better than McCain. Let's not forget that. I voted for Obama but I can support Clinton too. This whole silly infighting has got to stop. Hillary and Barack are both OK.

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  21. Forget it....

    Why would you pick someone that has from the beginning she is more qualified to be president...does that make any sense. How can the vp be better than the pres...

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  22. julie mn

    the democratic party is the party of liars,cheaters and thieves.After all this I still would not vote dem, not even with Hillary as vp,

    JUST SAY NO ,HILLARY!!!

    June 2, 2008 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  23. A Woman in Missouri

    No Clinton for VP. We need CHANGE!

    June 2, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  24. Esther

    Who is going to vote in Florida Democrats in November 4?

    June 2, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  25. Corey

    Just say no, to Clintons.

    Let's go OBAMA!

    June 2, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
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