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. Independent

    Hijackers! Hijackers! IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!! The more she pushes for it, the more likely she won't get it. If he were to agree, it would only look like he is taking orders from her.

    June 3, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. dee


    June 3, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. lin lin


    June 3, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  4. Terry Richmond, Va.

    I do hope this is a joke!. I cann't see Obama allowing this. It would destroy everything he stands for and want for this country.

    June 3, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  5. Chris from San Antonio


    First she says she's still in this race "100%", then she talks about wanting to be VP!
    Which is it, Hillary?

    June 3, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  6. Justice

    New York Times, I think you guys are the epitome of hypocricy!

    First you endorse her for President, then you SLAM her...

    Now you're endorsing her for VP? Are you guys on drugs? Hillary supporters NO NOT WANT the VP position for Hillary, because that would mean we're STILL VOTING FOR OBAMA!

    No thank you.

    June 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. George

    We have already seen Hillary serve as co-president. As I recall she did not do very well with Health Care. I am supporting Obama in hopes he keeps his word and brings CHANGE. I will not support another Hillary co-presidency and just more of the same.

    June 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  8. Dan

    Endorse this! Obama won this fair and square and should choose whomever he believes would be best for his presidency. It sure as hell isn't Hillary, I can tell you that.

    She isn't entitled to the Vice Presidency as much as her sour, vitriolic supporters might argue. She lost. Perhaps a cabinet position or AG, but no way VP.

    June 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  9. Paula

    Don't listen to them Obama. Way too much baggage comes with the Clinton's. You'll spend too much time trying to clean up her and Bill's messes. Way too many other well qualified candidates to consider. Just say no!

    June 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  10. pat

    if obama wants those 17 million voters he better take her or the party will lose the whitehouse again. the news media has shoved obama on us all year, i really don,t think obama can carry this election without her. he need her she dosen,t need him she still has whatever she wants before her. also LAY OFF BILL HES JUST PROTECTING HIS WIFE. im sure she can answer for herself but the news media would attack her so bill does it for her.

    June 3, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  11. sanger, tx


    June 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  12. Chris from San Antonio

    Hillary Supporter, Jan 08: Obama is not electable.
    Hillary Suppoter, Mar 08: Obama is not electable!
    Hillary Suppoter, Apr 08: Obama is NOT ELECTABLE!
    Hillary Suppoter, Jun 08: OBAMA IS NOT ELECTABLE!!!11!!!1!

    Yeah, we get it. Thanks, but no thanks. America has decided on whether he's electable or not.

    June 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  13. Canadian Girl

    The nice things about becoming the nominee, is you get to pick your own VP. Obama could never take Clinton because of all the nasty things she has said over the course of this race. Clinton destroyed her own chances. Obama stands for change, and with Clinton you get more of the same. Both Clinton would be too much baggage for Obama.

    The freedome to choose your own running mate!!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  14. Nunya

    Well, as a registered third party member who thinks that the last eight years have seen the worst administration during my lifetime, I have to say that without Clinton on the ticket, I likely will vote for Obama, but if she is on the ticket, I probably will stick with my third party choice.

    June 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  15. Marge

    As far as I am concerned, Obama pales when you compare him to Hillary. If both were applying for a job in any company, Hillary would have gotten the job hands down.

    ((Ruth M))) Well the truth is in the pudding..isn't it????/ Its OBAMA on the way to winning the nomination....Now isn't it.......
    So HILLARY didn't get "that JOB"!!!!!!!
    Get on board or vote for MCcain......

    June 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  16. Clinton Supporter

    Good choice – if she'll put up with him.

    June 3, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  17. S. Shay

    Wait a minute! Yesterday neither Clinton, Ickes or McAuliffe wanted to even talk about the possibility that Obama would be the nominee, they did not have the ability to use foresight according to their argument b/c every time they were asked if she would concede to Obama they said Clinton was going to be the nominee. Now today, even before the last two primaries that they eagerly await and before Obama is officially declared the nominee she can see herself as VP? Huh?

    Obama – just SAY NO!! How can you have someone on your ticket who won't even concede tonight after you have the delegates and whose major argument is that you won't be elected because she's better than you? Don't you need someone on your team who believes in you? Don't do it if you want to keep me and millions of others as supporters. We voted for you because you are different and she is not. She has been rejected, do not put her on the ticket!

    June 3, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  18. been burrito

    DON'T DO IT HILARY!! no matter what obama is a BAD BAD choice for president.

    McCain 2008

    June 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  19. Dave

    I'm actually willing to give Hillary a lot of credit for a lifetime of public service, and for generaly having her heart in the right place.

    That having been said, what would it say about a campaign that has been about change, and turning its back on the old ways and the old politics of attack and divide, to take on a running mate who has been all about the old politics? Also, he's made his campaign about integrity, and she's proven herself to be a bit veracity-challenged.

    I think Obama has to go with a running mate who's a better fit for him and his campaign.

    June 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  20. David Peter

    NO MORE CLINTONS. Hillary would only spoil Obama's leadership and ruin his dream. She is cold and selfish!!

    June 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  21. Dave

    Hiilary I do not trust in any form of Office...OK not true maybe the post office,,,,Hillary for POST MAster General!

    June 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  22. boered1

    Not now not ever
    Moronic Clintonistas she deserves NOTHING her crying and lying and cheating have lost her ANY respect and remove ANY requirement to give her ANYTHING
    Moronic Clintonistas

    June 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  23. manny

    I hope Hillary does not accept Vp.

    If you talk about anyone making a mess it is Obama. Just like with the priest situation. How can someone call themselves a man of God and act like that. With all the other idiots in the background laughing in the church.

    That is why Obama is not electable.

    Florida and Michigan will vote Republican. I am supporting Clinton but will not vote Obama even if she is Vp.

    June 3, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  24. jason

    So, if Obama refuses to take her in, the question on a lot of Hillary supporter's minds is: What about a McCain/Clinton ticket?

    Of course Hillary would accept it – and it doesn't matter that in doing so she flip-flops on almost every single issue that kept her near the top (exceptions being rev wright and a lapel pin): her supporters would continue to support her, instead of what she stands for.

    June 3, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  25. foogoo

    Clinton as VP, hmm...does this have anything to do with her comments about Bobby Kennedy?

    June 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
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