It is Hillary Clinton’s home state, but many commuters and tourists in New York were happy at Barack Obama’s victory. The first-term Senator has secured support from enough delegates to win the nomination.
One man said: “It’s historical, you know. The first black man to be nominated for a presidency. I think he’s a great candidate. I think he brings a lot of charisma, a lot of passion. You know, someone new, someone fresh for the country.”
So should Obama ask the woman who’s been his arch rival for many months now to work with him?
One man said: “People are looking for a change and if Clinton is the nominee for vice president, she might get a lot of support and a lot of people have voted for Clinton here in the primaries and I would think that that would make the party very strong.”
But another New Yorker added: “I really think at this point he should really focus on his campaign against McCain and consider Hillary definitely, but definitely look into his other options and see where it goes from there.”
If Obama does choose Clinton he would be in good company, JFK choose his former rival Lyndon B. Johnson as a running mate as did Ronald Reagan with George Bush Senior.