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Hillary Clinton was finally dragged - kicking and screaming - out of the race to the White House on Tuesday. But she can still harbour hopes of reaching her target - if she's willing to accept second place. Our Observers tell us what could happen if presidential candidate Barack Obama picks the former First Lady as his number two.
There was both relief and disappointment on Tuesday when Barack Obama announced he had secured enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee for the US presidential election. And although his long-time and fierce contender Clinton said last night that she is not "seeking" the post of vice-president, neither did she say she wasn't interested. With some party members mobilising to support the idea and others waving warning flags, the Democrats are in for yet another cliff hanger until Obama makes his choice. Meanwhile, observers weigh up the possible benefits and disadvantages of a pact between the former foes.
Wayne Phillips is an Obama supporter from Concord, California. He posted this video on YouTube on Wednesday.
Meredith Gowan Le Goff is vice-president of Democrats Abroad living in Paris. She's a Hillary Clinton supporter.
Plus, nobody's started asking hard questions yet. And the McCain team is going to start doing that now. Then people might start thinking Obama's not so great, and the Republicans will take the chance to get the wind in their sails again. The question is, who's going to be able to fight that in November. I'd be happy if he picks Clinton as VP. But knowing both Clinton and Obama as a delegate, I have to question if they could work together as personalities. Emotionally I'd have to say no."