Obama must refuse, reject, and denounce any idea of having Hillary Clinton as his running mate.
After all that she has done...the racism, race baiting, the fearmongering, stirring xenophobia, the smears, the lies and distortions....the McCain remarks.... She must be really delusional & crazy to believe that she would make a viable VP choice.
It really comes down to a question of political practicality and common sense. Why should Obama be forced by Party bosses to take on a huge liability that would hurt his chances in the General Election (and a huge liabilty is all Clinton would be)? Her negatives are high and her likability is low. She is one of the most divisive & toxic figures in American politics.... a non-starter for a President who would be tasked with bringing the Country together after entering the White House. Such a choice would make absolutely no sense.
Having Clinton on the ticket would also rally the Republicans, and activate their less than enthusiastic Party. This would hurt Obama's chances for victory in November. A VP must bring something positive to the table. Clinton brings a truckload of negatives. This would also be a way to humiliate Obama. Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment should not be given the pleasure of making this happen.
Obama must choose a seasoned political figure for a running mate, preferably someone with "real experience"....not an embellished resume. His running mate should also have a background in international affairs and must have an impressive military history. This will blunt many of the attacks from McCain in the Fall. The only thing that McCain can run on is his military background...and he is going to play it for all it's worth.
So who will get the VP spot? I don't know. I don't even have a possible short list....but I will start doing some checking on that question. Many of the people who I had in mind early on...have turned out to be in the Clinton camp. But there are plenty of other candidates who could fit the desired requirements mentioned...
Obama should actually begin discussing what his Cabinet will look like...because he really has to reassure voters in some of the remaining States in this Primary, and as he enters that General Election...that he is still a viable candidate and that he would have a strong leadership team that will be respected in the world and that could be counted on.