Obama and Clinton meet in private
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton met privately to talk about uniting the Democratic Party, as pressure mounted for him to invite the former first lady to become his running mate.
Clinton has stepped aside and plans to announce in a speech to her supporters Saturday that she is suspending her campaign and supporting Obama.
Obama said on Thursday he will not be rushed into a decision on choosing a vice-president. Clinton supporters have promoted a “dream ticket,” ramping up a campaign to persuade him to make her his No. Two.
“Senator Clinton and Senator Obama met tonight and had a productive discussion about the important work that needs to be done to succeed in November,” their campaigns said in joint statement. The statement included no details of their talks.