Sunday, May 11, 2008

VP Confusion

Both camps are denying talks over a VP slot for Hillary, but the disclaimers were all sharply focused. David Axelrod, Barack's top strategist said there have been no discussions about helping to pay off Hillary's debt and:
He also denied rumors that the Clinton camp may be in some kind of discussions with the Obama camp to make her his running mate. "There's been no discussion about vice presidential nominees and this whole scenario," Axelrod said.
From the other side:
Also on "Fox News Sunday," Clinton's top strategist, Howard Wolfson, said that "We think Sen. Clinton is going to be the nominee," and that he has "seen no evidence of her interest" in the No. 2 slot.
On the other hand, Carl Bernstein reports the opposite story:
Friends and close associates of both Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are now convinced that... she is probably going to fight to be the vice presidential nominee on an Obama-for-president ticket.
The Obamas will resist, Bernstein writes:
However, several important Democrats aligned with Obama predicted that he -- and Michelle Obama -- will vigorously resist any Clinton effort to get on the ticket. Rather, Obama is more likely to try to convince Clinton to either stay in the Senate or accept another position in an Obama administration, should he win the presidency.
The jist of these stories is, no one is sure how Hillary will handle things, or exactly what she wants.

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