In a call today with other New York legislators, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she would be open to accepting the running mate spot were Obama to offer it.
She went on to say she fully understood the delegate count simply wasn’t there to overtake Sen. Obama, but “deserved some time to get this right,” and has said most emphatically she would not concede in her speech tonight.
The question now remains: If she is aware the delegates are not behind her….if she is aware Sen. Obama has effectively taken the nomination with the votes currently in from S. Dakota and Montana….how can she possibly refuse to concede and expect the good will of the party? It looks like nothing so much as a temper tantrum from a spoiled child.
It has been rumored that Sen. Obama would offer Sen. Clinton an important seat on the cabinet; that of HHS secretary to continue with her work toward universal health care. The question of running mate has been up in the air for some time, but it would seem almost incomprehensible to choose Clinton.