Hillary Still Dogs Barack's Campaign

Obama faces tough decision on No. 2 spot
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2008 4:56 AM CDT
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Super Tuesday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton's non-concession speech last night left the Obama campaign with a major headache, as the New York senator left open the possibility that she might demand the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Clinton managed to take some of the spotlight from Obama even on his biggest night—a reality that will dog the nominee whether she runs for veep or not, reports the New York Times.

Should Obama make Clinton his running mate? While some in the party talk of a "dream team" ticket, and while Hillary could help capture the votes of women and the elderly, many in Obama's camp are wary. Not only would a Clinton on the ticket blunt Obama's message of change, it could make him look weak at a time when he should be "presenting command and authority." (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)