That he’s going to her indicates a position of weakness. What’s that all about? He’s the nominee, not her. From MSNBC:
Hillary Rodham Clinton met late Thursday with Barack Obama, a day after saying she would end her quest for the Democratic nomination and endorse the Illinois senator.
A senior Obama campaign official confirmed to NBC News that Obama delayed his departure from Washington Thursday night to meet with Clinton at her home here.
Earlier, Clinton had disavowed efforts by some supporters who have urged Obama to choose her as his running mate.
“She is not seeking the vice presidency, and no one speaks for her but her,” communications director Howard Wolfson said. “The choice here is Senator Obama’s and his alone.”
Clinton was planning an event in Washington Saturday to thank supporters and urge them to back Obama’s candidacy. But as she was bowing out of the race, supporters in Congress and elsewhere were ramping up a campaign to pressure him to put her on the ticket in the No. 2 spot.
What are they discussing that had to be addressed in person and not over the phone? Hmmm. Is he being a gentleman and telling her in person that she’s not his choice for VP? If so, he better be prepared for a flying lamp. Or will he show how much of a naive sucker he really is and offer her the VP slot after all, even though she’s “disavowed” it?
I don’t buy that line by the way. Hillary Clinton does not disavow access to power.
Hat tip: Darla