He Needs Her, He Needs Her Not

As we wrote in today’s paper, Clinton- (and now Obama-) supporting congressman Eliot Engel thinks that Barack Obama’s election may depend on him picking the former first lady as his running mate.

Engel’s fellow New York Democrat Louise Slaughter, who, like Engel, backed Clinton until the primaries were over, has a different analysis: “I don’t see any way in the world Obama could ever lose New York,” she told me. “So obviously he needs somebody who can bring him some geographical balance.”

He Needs Her, He Needs Her Not