June 3rd, 2008
06:15 PM ET
7 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. ralphm

    Nice to see the Obama channel....ooops I mean CNN has been so bias with there reporting. Obama could only hope Clinton would want to be on the ticket with a loser such as OBama

    June 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  2. Gringo

    Don't do it, Hillary. Don't get attached to this radical left wing mess.
    Show a little backbone and tell Obama NO NO NO !!

    June 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  3. Tell the truth

    Whatever beats McCain. I'm with you ErinOK

    June 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  4. Gabby

    The New York Observer can endorse whoever they want for VP. Obama makes that decision himself. I'm sure that he will make an educated choice and will not be pressured by anyone. Is that not why we chose him to lead the Democrats to the white house? I'm also sure that he knows what a mistake that would be. :)

    Obama/08

    June 3, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  5. Steve

    The New York Observer Op/Ed staff recognized the need for Democratic Party unity. By her own efforts Hillary Cinton has called for that same unity with the offer to be Barack Obama's running mate. To solidify all this, to put the icing on the cake so to speak, Obama must select Clinton as his running mate. If he doesn't the Democratic Party will remain divided. It's now up to Obama to finally unify the democrats.

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

    I think an Obama/Clinton ticket is an excellent way to unite the party. People came out in record numbers to cast their votes in the primaries. Many for Obama and many for Clinton. All the naysayers who claim they did not vote for Obama to put Clinton in office, should remember that everyone who voted for Clinton did not vote to put Obama in office.

    June 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  7. ralphm

    their

    June 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  8. La Raza

    I am coming out and endorsing Hillary for Vice President!

    June 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  9. Juan from L.A

    Let me guess these peeps endorsed her...please Obama N-O...seriously if you chose her then your platform is a lie...I'm about to email his campaign and say if he wants my $20 and support then PLEASE NO!!!

    June 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  10. Karol

    I hope this happens, and of course she would be loyal!!

    June 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  11. Austine I

    So, she can become the President IF something happens to Obama in the next four years like many of Clintons Closed Friends who died during his presidency. Don't fall to this new trick, Obama.

    June 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  12. Michigan for Obama

    How can any one honestly suggest Clinton as VP after the negative campaign she has waged against Obama? This is his campaign, his vision, and he needs to have the freedom to choose who stands beside him. Please, party leaders, don't force Clinton on him! She stands for everything he is against.

    June 3, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Clark

    Anyone foolish enough to pick Billary as their VP may also want to increase their life insurance coverage........just ask Vince Foster. Ummmm...never mind.

    June 3, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  14. David, CA

    Just keep her under control. I would rather see her as secretary of state.

    June 3, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. Glenn

    The other media sources have Obama 9-10 delegates from the nomination. CNN has Obama 12 delegates away. Why?

    June 3, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  16. Darren M.

    Clinton took the Democratic Party to Def Con 1, and now she wants the VP seat.? Hell no!! I would let her keep running, switch parties, protest on the convention floor, or whatever tantrum she wanted to have. Whatever experience she had obviously did not help her win the nomination. If she got beat by a rookie, McCain would surely beat her. She has proven her interests are elevated above the parties interests. Republicans mouths are watering, hoping she will get the VP spot. Then they can let all Hell rain down on the hopes of the Democratic party, I would rather take my chances ith "inexperienced" candidates.

    June 3, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  17. Ohiobo, J From Canada

    If Obama wants to win, he should be bold enpugh to offer Hillary the number two spot. The late President Kennedy did it and he won the election. Hillary has alot to offer, and majority of her supporters will be energise and will work to see that Obama wins the presidency. In any case, I predict that Obama will be too afraid to offer the position to Hillary. His supporters like the Kennedys, Kerry, Speaker Polosi and company will not let it happen. On that account there will be president elect John McCain come November 5, 2008.

    June 3, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  18. Michelle, Indiana

    He'll choose who he wants to for the VP spot. Speculate all you want, but it's ultimately HIS decision of who he can work best with over the next 8 years. I highly doubt she'd allow him to accomplish anything.

    June 3, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  19. BJB

    Let's honor Obama's right to select his own VP – and not let the media show their ignorance by forcing their choice on him.

    June 3, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  20. Adam from NY

    Haha...they just want her out of New York!

    June 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  21. Jean

    NO NO NONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let Obama choose from viable canidates not just to accomadate.

    June 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  22. NoHillary fan

    Should Hillary be on the ticket, I won't vote in November. She and Bill Geraldine Ferraro, Harold Ickey and James Carville have burned to many bridges for me. To reward her after all the damage she has done to the party and to Obama's image in the media, would be anathama but the Republicans will love it. Give her some any other job but VP.

    June 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  23. Terry

    Dems are so split, this is the only logical choice. Anything to beat the Republicans.

    June 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  24. Lewinsky

    Hillary will have to work very hard to convince Barack that she would be a good VP. From what we have seen so far – she is far from being good at ANYTHING.

    June 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  25. Amy

    She ran a dirty, smear and fear campaign, and now she wants the VP slot? Obama better be careful, because she represents everything that he stands against! How he will justify choosing her I have no idea.

    June 3, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
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