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Democratic Dream Team in the Works?

George Stephanopoulos reports a behind the scenes push for Clinton as VP.

ByABC News via logo
May 8, 2008, 7:55 AM

May 8, 2008 — -- With pressure growing on Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., to end her presidential campaign, "intermediaries" have resumed discussing the possibility of an Obama-Clinton "dream team" ticket.

"I think it's very much a possibility and there are others around Sen. Clinton, other top Democrats who think the strongest ticket would be a joint ticket," George Stephanopoulos, ABC News' chief Washington correspondent, said Monday on "Good Morning America."

The dream team ticket was discussed earlier this year, but fell by the wayside as both sides ramped up the rhetoric against each other, intensifying their battle for the Democratic nomination.

The talk has revived as Clinton now looks like an ultra-long shot for the presidential nomination, and her disappointed supporters are threatening to vote for presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., instead of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

"There are intermediaries discussing this very scenario," Stephanopoulos said on "GMA".

Watch George discussing the Obama-Clinton battle on "GMA" by clicking here.

There is at least one problem with the scenario: Obama, the Democratic frontrunner, might not want Clinton on the ticket.

When asked whether he would take Clinton as his vice presidential running mate during a chaotic visit to Capitol Hill Thursday, Obama told reporters, "I think its premature for us to be thinking in that way, because I don't know who the nominee is going to be yet. It's not yet resolved."

Nonetheless, talk of Clinton's exit from the race have given new life to the possibility.

"Right now Sen. Obama is probably reluctant to do this, given the feelings coming out of this campaign right now," Stephanopoulos said.

"I do think that if it were accepted, Sen. Clinton would be under some pressure and would like to accept, I think," he said.

Howard Wolfson, the Clinton campaign's communications director, denied that she is interested in the vice president spot.

"She said that's not something she would accept," Wolfson told "GMA."

He said Clinton was determined to win Tuesday's West Virginia primary and get the disputed delegations from Florida and Michigan, which voted for Clinton, seated at the convention.

Clinton is keeping up a grueling campaign pace. She will stump today in West Virginia, South Dakota and Oregon.