June 3rd, 2008
06:15 PM ET
6 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. ok

    Obama and voters should determine that and not any media outlet

    June 3, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  2. BIFF, BIFFINGTON...

    Geez..
    I guess her campaigning does continue.....

    June 3, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  3. b - nyc

    Of course they do... It's the only thing that could save Obama from the Republicans...

    June 3, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  4. Mary

    I believe that choice should be his. I'm sure there are other women that qualify for the job. I do not see Senator Clinton as being the VP for Senator Obama. We do not need anymore Bill and Hillary in or around the White House.

    June 3, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  5. PLEASE!!!!

    Can we celebrate Obama's history making win today,,,,PLEASE??? They're really wanting to rain on Obama's parade these people!!

    June 3, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  6. Dandelion.

    I don't think that's right. Let him decide by himself.

    June 3, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  7. Carrie Pa

    Obama doesn't need Clinton to win!

    June 3, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  8. scott

    She would be better off holding until 2012 she souldnt have to carry his baggage and when he losses in NOV she will have a better chance the next time around.

    June 3, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  9. Jane, Florida Miami

    Excellent thought! Obama is such a nice guy and he wouldn't mind doing that.

    June 3, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  10. Myrtle Guseman

    I hope Hillary,tells Mr Barack,where he can put his VP offer!
    I will Not vote for Barack,no way no how!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  11. FS

    And this means what?

    June 3, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. JC

    No way. Obama camp.....please don't let this happen. With all due respect for the Clintons......Your message of 'change' is stronger than them. You will win in November......by yourself....by a landslide.

    June 3, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  13. Griff

    Another Joke???? Another Rush for Decission... Obama.... Heed the Grammar....... He will never be!!!! CIC!!! You still don't get.... Why?
    Even!!!! The New York Observer. Is Blind, to the Inevitable... Borack Obama, is not Electable......

    June 3, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  14. Robbi Bunten

    This is great news! I am so happy to see the New York Times and other newspapers and groups finally supporting the idea of Obama and Hilary on the same ticket. I think it would unite the party, and be the best thing for the country. I like both of them for different reasons, and I believe that together they will beat John McCain in November by a landslide, and send a powerful message of unity and positive change to the rest of the world.

    June 3, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  15. dylan fan

    Now there's a newspaper that should line the bottom of a birdcage.
    Don't do it Obama.

    June 3, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  16. Mary

    Never never never..Hillary should not his VP..never

    June 3, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  17. Peter

    Nice trick Clinton!

    I would disappointed if chooses Clinton for VP. There are hundreds of qualified people than Hillary. The only reason Hillary was winning in some states was because of her name. Barack needs someone who has some experience.

    June 3, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  18. Peter E

    For all the criticism Obama supporters lay at Hillary supporters for picking McCain, they sure seem to demonstrate their own party loyalty when they scream 'I will vote for McCane instead if Hillary is on the ticket.' Hypocrites!

    June 3, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  19. Diana New York

    SHAME ON HILLARY FOR CORNERING OBAMA.

    IT'S NOT THE NEWSPAPERS PLACE TO DECIDE.

    THE CHOICE IS OBAMA'S ALONE AND I HOPE HE WILL NOT CHOOSE HILLARY FOR VP, IT'S A BIG MISTAKE.

    FEMALE FORMER HILLARY SUPPORTER.

    June 3, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  20. Sharon Thomas

    General Wesley Clark would be a better choice of VP for Barack Obama. He needs someone with solid military and diplomatic experience.

    June 3, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  21. Joseph Adewole

    The problem with this is HOW faithful Hillary will be; she can do anything, anything at all to achieve her aim. She should first of all go back to where she has caused division and make things up......like White women and blue colar workers, then we take it from there.

    June 3, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  22. Joe Reg

    I saw this coming all along.

    And it is...

    Obama/Clinton country!!!

    June 3, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  23. David E

    Peter E......Well said. Exactly

    Obama/Clinton would be a blowout

    June 3, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  24. ErinOK

    Whatever beats McCain. We need to focus on the real opponent.

    June 3, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  25. Lydia

    I do not believe that Hilary Clinton should be the VP of Obama. She has too much baggage. Obama would have to take her and Bill and all the negative things that come with them. No way.

    June 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
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