I am blown away by the strategic brilliance of the Obama campaign throughout these 17 months.
So I assume they know exactly what they are doing about the Hillary Clinton as VP question.
But I want to make one point:
Bringing Clinton on to the ticket in order to attract the Hillary voters in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Dakota, Indiana, Florida, etc. makes no sense.
Even if it worked, it would weaken his presidency in a significant way. Obama would never have those constituencies behind him, only behind his Vice President. This would be untenable for a President -- being forever beholden to his VP.
Obama must win those voters to his candidacy through his own merits. Bringing Hillary Clinton on now, with her citing her 18 million supporters as if it is a static number, would eliminate that opportunity.
Making Hillary VP would be a decision based on fear not hope.