Editorial, The Economist | June 4, 2008
Obama has claimed the Democratic nomination, but Clinton will remain an important figure over the next months. ++ Clinton "did well among working-class whites, older voters and women" so her eventual endorsement of Obama will be crucial. ++ Clinton would do little to help balance Obama's ticket and he cannot afford to offer her the vice-presidential nomination unless he is certain she will decline. ++ Perhaps wanting the respect of having been offered the position, Clinton's position regarding Obama will prove to be an intriguing dance.