From NBC's Brian Mooar
Pennsylvania Gov. and top Clinton backer Ed Rendell says he believes Obama is considering her as running mate, and Hillary should take it -- if she doesn't win.
He was asked the question in Arlington, Va., at the end of a news conference on the home foreclosure crisis.
Q: Should Hillary take the VP slot?
Q: You referenced Doris Kearns Goodwin's book.
RENDELL: Yeah (laughs)
Q: Was that a hint?
RENDELL: Yeah -- I think so. I've said it before. I think when Sen. Obama was asked the question, he went out of his way to mention "Team of Rivals," and if you read that book, Lincoln did a great thing by bringing his strongest rivals, who were the most competent people in America, into the government. I don't think he said it -- I know Sen. Obama -- He doesn't say anything by accident.
Q: Do you think she should take it?
RENDELL: I do -- if she doesn't win the nomination. Watch Puerto Rico, and watch South Dakota.