'Dream Ticket' an Unlikely Nightmare

Having Bill on board could complicate things too much, aides say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 7:07 AM CDT
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton enter the stage during their debate in Cleveland in this Feb. 26, 2008, file photo.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer,file)
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(Newser) – The champagne was barely uncorked at Barack Obama victory parties before Hillary Clinton's backers were pushing for her as veep choice, the Wall Street Journal reports, but the so-called "dream ticket" is looking unlikely. Dems on both sides point to a host of complications that could arise—especially when Bill Clinton and his undisclosed business dealings are thrown into the equation.

"The more this gets vetted the less likely it becomes," a top Obama adviser said. The candidate himself, who may not make his veep choice until August, said both sides should relax. "She needs to catch her breath. I need to catch mine," he told NBC. "I think all our supporters need to just sit back and let things sink in."