Obama-Clinton a 'Winning Ticket,' Says Feinstein

Senator won't tell Obama what to do, but Hill 'had popular vote'
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2008 12:44 PM CDT
A staunch Hillary Clinton supporter, California Senator Dianne Feinstein hosted Thursday's meeting between Clinton and presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Her candidate may have lost the Democratic nomination, but Dianne Feinstein is still dreaming of the dream ticket, Politico reports. Although she conceeds that "nobody else can tell" Barack Obama what to do, Feinstein today reiterated on ABC's "This Week" the Clinton campaign's longtime assertion that it won the popular vote.  The California senator hosted Thursday's meeting between the two candidates.

“Hillary Clinton is well known, certainly she had the popular vote in this election,” said the California senator. “That is something tremendous. Now, I believe the (vice presidential) nomination is up to him. I can't tell him what to do. Nobody else can tell him what to do. All I can say is I agree with (Pennsylvania Gov.) Ed Rendell, that if you really want a winning ticket, this is it.”