WASHINGTON (AP) _ Barack Obama says once he clinches the
Democratic nomination he'll start thinking about a running mate.
Obama told The Associated Press that it's likely he can begin the process this week, and he plans to take ``some time.''
Obama says he expects to pick up 15 delegates in Tuesday's two final primaries, in Montana and South Dakota. That would put him fewer than 30 shy of the nomination. He thinks superdelegates who've been holding back will then jump onboard.
Obama says he's ready to talk with Hillary Clinton ``at a time and place of her choosing.'' They spoke by phone Sunday night. Clinton has given no sign she's ready to quit.