The New York Times reports:
Senator Barack Obama is poised to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night as he received support from a steady stream of prominent party officials, signaling that the grueling primary battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to a close.
In a speech in New Orleans, Senator John McCain acknowledged Mr. Obama as his certain opponent in November, immediately launching an attack on the Illinois senator’s policies while praising Mrs. Clinton for her “tenacity and courage.”
At Mr. Obama’s headquarters in Chicago, every time a new endorsement was announced, campaign workers sounded a round of applause.
VP Clinton? It seems Hillary would not object to the idea:
Meanwhile, Mrs. Clinton signaled earlier Tuesday that she may be open to pursuing the No. 2 spot on a Democratic ticket.
Asked on a conference call Tuesday if she would be open to joining a ticket with Mr. Obama, the New York senator said she would do whatever she could — including a vice presidential bid — to help Democrats win the White House.