(CNN) – The hard-fought Democratic primary race is winding down, but the veepstakes are just starting to heat up. Do voters in the year’s final contests think Barack Obama – just a handful of delegates away from claiming the party’s presidential nomination – should pick rival Hillary Clinton as his running mate?
South Dakota’s Democrats seem to like the idea; according to early exit polls, 55 of them think Clinton should be on the ticket this fall, while 41 percent do not.
But the state’s Obama voters give the idea a thumbs-down: 56 percent say Obama should not offer Clinton the vice presidential slot, versus 40 percent that do.
Montana’s Democratic primary voters are more divided: nearly half, 49 percent, think Clinton should join Obama on a joint ticket – but 45 percent do not.
CNN why are you pushing this down Obama's throat?
Two winners...double our chances of winning in November. Obama/Clinton 08
A cabinet position, or a Supreme Court nomination, but not VP. You can't have two people trying to drive and Hillary is too strong a personality to play second fiddle with grace. She needs something she can really get her teeth into. A special cabinet level post in charge of health care reform?
Nearly half of Democrats do not want Clinton on the ticket!
Republicans don't like her, independents don't like her, and nearly half of the Democrats don't want her. Sounds like a losing proposition to me. If Obama wants his presidency to be a circus, he will ask her to be his VP. If he truly wants change to happen in this country, he will stay clear of those two lunatics.
NO JOINT TICKET!!!!
I DONT!!! ANYBODY BUT HILLARY!
THIS IS OBAMA'S NIGHT!!!!!!
IT'S NOT ABOUT A RUNNING MATE or for that matter – Hillary!!!!
Run some biographical info – educate the voters, your viewers – POSITIVELY – on who is OBAMA!!! run his family pictures.....
BUT GIVE HIM HIS MOMENT IN HISTORY – without the speculative reporting...guessing ...prognosticating...give us a history of the 'black vote in america' – how my late daddy and his kin and my late grandma - and my slave ancestors ... and Dr. King are rejoicing - can WE PLEASE HAVE A MOMENT HERE?
Give us a break ( and Hillary) with all this 'crap of speculation.....etc.... yada yada....can u do that/
Hillary Clinton fought valiantly but Obama should chose a candidate who better represents what he stands for. Unfortunately it is not Mrs. Clinton and I believe that a joint ticket would not be successful.
joe biden or john edwards would be great. hillary has too much baggage aka(bill) !
I look forward to voing again for Sen. Obama. However if he chooses Hillary as his running mate, I will be forced to vote for Sen. McCain.
You and your panel are so full of B.S. Historical moment that a Black Man, is nominated for a Party Ticket? What is going to be HIstorical, is if this person OSAMA, lives to full fill his dreams and aspirations of all those ignorant Black Voters and those few Whites thrown in like cream to coffee. Now that would be Historical.
You Obama nuts still con't get it. You need us Hillary folks to win.
Moving on UP! USA is taking back the world!
Fight on. The delegate votes aren't counted until they're cast at the convention.
No compromises. You should be at the top of any ticket.
HILLARY CLINTON '08
I believe the media is pushing this issue abit too hard. Obama should not be pushed to picking anyone he does not feel comfortable with.
I wouldn't want her to take the VP. Obama gives me the creeps just like Bush.
Obama has earned the right to choose whomever he feels would make a good candidate for VP. His choice must be someone who will add to the ticket not take away from it. Hillary is not entitled to the Presidency or the Vice Presidency. It is clearly his choice!!!
ABSOLUTELY NOT. DO NOT PUT HILLARY ON THE TICKET. APPOINT HER SECRETARY OF STATE. SHE IS SURE TO BE CONFIRMED.
To all those who are hidding behind racial sentiments, I would like to put it to you today that Obama's victory has many implications:
1. The false ideology that black people are less intelligent than whites is totally broken
2. Given the black people a fair chance they can even do greater things
3. It calls for intelligent and great people such as Obama to clean away the Clintons.
4. Obama's vicotry is going to be extended to the rest of the world where racism has suppressed the development of black people (such as UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France etc etc)
Joint Ticket? Obama would have to be smoking a "joint" to pick Clinton as his running mate. She would be praying something would happen to him so she could take over! Obama has surrounded himself with an awesome group of people this entire race ... he can choose someone that will compliment him ... Clinton cooked her own goose with all those nasty comments.
Stop bashing the Clintons Obama supporters. How stupid are you? You need the votes now. Keep you pety insults to yourself.
Now that Hillary has allowed leaks about her being willing to be on the ticket slither out, Obama is going to have a hard time NOT offering her the slot.
This is a problem because there are more folks who HATE her than who love her and they will come out of the woodwork in November to vote against her. Maybe the result won't be as catastrophic if she were heading the ticket, but I still think it will hurt the dems in the fall.
Too many republicans in here for my blood...They know all too well a Obama/Clinton ticket is unbeatable....so they come in here to try and sway our opinions one way or another...
Not going to work guys/gals.....REPUBLICANS
She got every vote he did, worked twice as hard and knows twice as much – she has EARNED the VP slot.
And if it is not offered – her ardent supporters will go elsewhere – or stay home.