Bill Likes Idea of Hillary as VP
Friends say he's beginning to talk up idea of her joining the ticket
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 8:30 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Barack Obama as they participate in a Compassion Forum at Messiah College, in Grantham, Pa., Sunday, April 13, 2008.    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton has vowed to keep fighting for the nomination, but family friends say Bill Clinton is warming to the idea of an Obama-Clinton ticket, the New York Times reports. He sees it as Hillary's best chance to eventually become president and thinks her big-state victories have earned her serious consideration. Meanwhile, members of her camp have begun "very preliminary" talks with Obama representatives about the possibility, CNN reports.

Bill is also said to believe that an Obama-Clinton ticket would be the best way of reuniting the party. "If she’s not going to be the nominee, then he wants her in the second spot,” said a friend of the couple. “In the long run, it’s the best way for her to run again in 2016.” Obama, meanwhile, has quietly begun his search for a running mate.