[Guest post by DRJ]
The NY Times’ The Caucus reports that Clinton aides who started a website to pressure Barack Obama to select Hillary Clinton as his VP have suspended their efforts, acknowledging that Obama will not pick Hillary:
“In an e-mail message shutting down the effort, the two men said Mr. Obama’s offer of a keynote address to Mrs. Clinton at the Democratic National Convention indicated that she would not be tapped to be his No. 2. It is expected that she will speak on Tuesday night, Aug. 26.
“Because it seems that Senator Obama has made his decision to offer the slot on the ticket to another candidate,” the men wrote, “we believe that continuing to ask him to pick Hillary is no longer helpful to our party’s chances of winning in November.”
Obama has done everything he can to keep the Clintons out of his campaign without alienating Hillary’s supporters. In addition, it seems like he’s only done one or two events to help Hillary pay her campaign debts and even that was lackluster since he almost forgot to ask for donations.
It will be interesting to see how the Clintons respond now and over the next three months.