WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton told colleagues Tuesday she would be consider joining Barack Obama as his running mate, and advisers said she was withholding a formal departure from the race partly to use her remaining leverage to press for a spot on the ticket.
On a conference call with other New York lawmakers, Clinton, a New York senator, said she was willing to become Obama's vice presidential nominee if it would help Democrats win the White House, according to a participant who spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to speak for Clinton.
Obama would be nuts to bring her on as VP. The Clintons would hover over him like vultures, undercut him at every opportunity, and plot his demise (one way or another) so Hill can run in 2012.
She also proved to be an inept campaigner . . . she went from being an all-but-coronated inevitability, to being beaten by a senate half-term nobody with a foot in his mouth. How much worse would she get if now she has to campaign for someone else; someone she would just as soon see lose?