Hillary Clinton Named as Obama Running Mate

WASHINGTON DC - USA - The Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has today named the veteran politician Hillary Clinton as his running mate, his campaign confirmed.

Clinton, who is the junior United States Senator of New York, and has served as first lady in the White House, will help Obama’s
campaign to challenge the frequent criticism that it lacks experience.

Obama’s choice of the New York
senator as his vice presidential nominee was officially confirmed by a
text message to supporters as his campaign continued to embrace
technology to garner support.

The announcement comes ahead of the
Democratic Party’s national convention in Denver, Colorado, next week,
where Obama is likely to be officially nominated as the party’s
presidential nominee.

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“Hillary Clinton was the right choice for Obama and he chose correctly. Never before in American politics has such a dream team stood for election. They are a formidable team,” Joel Ronpaul, Democratic party leader for Minnesota told CBS news, Friday.

Obama’s two-month search for a running mate was conducted almost entirely in secret on the internet, CNN, Fox News and CBS.

Last
year, as a Democratic presidential hopeful, Hillary said Obama was “not yet
ready” for the presidency – a remark that will be seized upon by the
Republican attack machine prior to the November 4 election.

Even
before Obama confirmed Clinton’s selection, McCain campaign spokesman Ben Coronary said: “There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama’s lack
of experience than the Clinton’s.”