CNN has the scoop…
On first blush I’m skeptical that there really are “formal talks” in the usual sense of that phrase. The report appears to lean heavily on sourcing from within the Clinton camp, which is notable. The significance here may not be that there are formal talks underway or that the vice presidency is under discussion. The real significance may be that this is the opening salvo from the Clinton camp ahead of the negotiations that would likely accompany her withdrawal from the race.
Like everyone else, we’re trying to track this down now. But this may be the beginning of the beginning of the end.
Let’s hope this is the beginning of the beginning of the end, but I’ll say again that if Obama picks Hillary as his running mate I’m going to be EXTREMELY disappointed. Not so much so that I won’t vote for him, but it would clearly work to undermine his campaign’s hope and change theme, and I don’t know how he could really spin that.