June 3rd, 2008
06:15 PM ET
10 years ago

New York newspaper endorses Clinton for VP

  The New York Observer will endorse Clinton to be Obama’s choice for VP.

The New York Observer will endorse Clinton to be Obama’s choice for VP.

NEW YORK (CNN) – With Barack Obama on the verge of securing enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, a New York newspaper signaled it will use its editorial page Wednesday to urge him to pick rival Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

The New York Observer informed the media Tuesday evening of its intention to endorse Clinton to be Obama’s vice presidential pick. Prior to the New York primary on February 5, the newspaper threw its support behind Obama to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. Laidetea


    June 3, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. Maria Manna

    ...unless Kucinich was VP...

    June 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  3. Leo Brown charleston sc

    Miss Hillary Clinton
    will make poor V. P. No no no no hell no!

    June 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  4. yardstick

    Just curious why my comments are always "awaiting moderation."
    Even people who post comments after mine, get posted.
    Hmmm.. interesting CNN
    That' s all I can say.... Interesting!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  5. suz

    Well, if Sen. Clinton were VP, at least we'd have ONE person in the White House who knew what she was doing. The prez could sit around with his questionable friends railing on whites while Hillary took care of business, something she's shown over and over she can do–quite well.

    June 3, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  6. Sarah W

    NO! Joint ticket is not needed...

    McCain would just reuse all crap Clinton has thrown on him. That would diminish THEIR trustworthiness.
    Clinton has done McCain's mudslinging for him. To choose her as a running mate would just make Obama appear too weak to manage with the VP (like another President we all know).

    90% want the Health Care system to be drastically changed
    81% believe we are on the "Wrong Track"
    77% disaproving Bush
    68% dissaprove of the Iraq war
    67% believe in dialogue with the Middle-Eastern states

    The Democrats will win the election regardles of whoever are on the ticket.
    The avoidance of conflict (no VP Clinton) is to unite the country – not, per se, needed to win.

    June 3, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  7. martin

    no thank you.we cant have dirty politicians on our ticket.

    June 3, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  8. S Puisis

    United We Stand
    divided we fall.

    And I believe that would come about no matter which delegate wins.

    Vote to United Ticket

    June 3, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  9. obama == supporter== arkansas

    the news paper has no right and neither do we.it is up to obama

    June 3, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  10. Kgirl

    The image of all these ex-hippy, menopausal women screaming that HRC was CHEATED is so laughable.....plu-ease get a grip. The only people beside this group who want her are a "country folk" who wouldn't vote for Jesus if he were resurrected because he would probably be black!! Hippies and racist, great combo!!!

    The smart, the young, the progressive people do not want anything to do with ANY Clinton....I worked on Bill's first campaign...I wouldn't want to see him elected dog catcher....they are PARANOID and believe their own LIES.......and by the way speaking of Clintons....Chelsea.....your fathers affair is OUR BUSINESS....he wasn't a movie star....he was the freakin PRESIDENT!!!!

    We do NOT want Hillary on the ticket......if this is going to make you vote for McCain then take your old, racist butt right over to his campaign...I'm sure they'll be happy to have you....you'll fit right in with all the other OLD, RACIST people!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  11. Patricia in Las Vegas

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, New York, you are NOT going to get rid of her that easily!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  12. Josephine

    By picking Obama you have made the right choice but now you are making the wrong one.

    June 3, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  13. Trina

    She will never be his VP. He isn't worhy of her wiping her feet on him.

    June 3, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  14. Francis, Hawaii

    Don't be swayed by these newspapers. Have a Vice President we can trust 100%, not one who promises the world to get elected. Don't ever get Hillary Clinton as your Vice President!

    June 3, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. Michele, Oregon

    Do not want Obama to pick Hillary as his VP. She only adds more controversy. What will happen when the Peter Paul case comes alive in November. Even if it is after the general, it won't go unnoticed that the Bill Clinton appointed judge made the ruling to delay proceedings, and we do not know what is coming.
    When voters are polled, it does not take into account the other possibilities that have the probabability to be more beneficial to defeat the Republicans.
    I do hope he places her in his cabinet and that she accepts.

    June 3, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  16. Ed, Santa Fe, NM



    June 3, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. Debi in Cali

    Teri June 3rd, 2008 7:13 pm ET

    I do wonder what will happen with affirmative action programs if Obama does get elected. With an African-American man holding the most important role in the country (and the world) how can anyone claim residual racism. I bet court challenges follow very soon after his swearing in.


    Shouldn't you be more concerned about the war, gas and food prices, the housing crises, healthcare, college tuition and countless other issues that affect you more? Grow up!

    June 3, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  18. Brian

    Hillory not...the Honorable Janet Nepolitano – Governor of the State of Arizona – YES.

    June 3, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  19. sean

    If Obama has her as VP he will get Vince Foster'd

    June 3, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  20. Army Vet for Barack


    so pathetic.

    Clintons, Buh-bye, so long, ciao !

    June 3, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  21. Lindsay in CA

    Since when is it a newspaper's place to endorse a VP candidate?? The choice will be Obama's...

    June 3, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. Pistoff

    So what? Who else would a paper from NY choose? duh.

    June 3, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  23. RB

    Nice try, but we're not buying what you're selling today. Maybe, once we take a look at ALL of the potential candidates, we'll call HRC in for an interview. She'll have to explain how she's going to respond to questions about some of the things she's said during her "kitchen sink (I mean stink) strategy.

    June 3, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  24. Charlotte

    I hope Hillary does not get to be his VP. I would really hate to vote for him. I might, if she is on the ticket. Please say No.. Hillary.
    For the first time in my adult life I am truely ashamed of my country. How this nobody who is the biggest flake in history can be the nominee is unbelievable. God help us all. Maybe if we all write Hillary on our ballots in November we can stop this maddness.

    June 3, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  25. RSB

    How could he trust her after everything she has said and done? I'm sure she would love to be VP and then she could change the rules as to what that position does. And then she could find something for Bill to do. I'm sure she's qualified to do something good but in another position. She's always been about control and she obviously has her own agenda.

    June 3, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
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