Through The Static

May 23, 2008

Clinton Vice Presidency Speculation Increasing

Filed under: Elections,Government,Politics — disciplepete @ 7:28 am

NYT:

While Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her advisers insist that she is determined to win the Democratic nomination, friends of the couple say that former President Bill Clinton, for one, has begun privately contemplating a different outcome for her: As Senator Barack Obama’s running mate

…Friends of the former president say his musings have been more casual: He believes that an Obama-Clinton ticket could help unify the party, and he thinks she has earned a meeting with Mr. Obama to discuss the possibility.

According to these friends, who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to be identified revealing private talks, Mr. Clinton believes that his wife’s victories in major primary battles, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, and the 16 million votes cast for her candidacy make her the proper choice for Mr. Obama.

This talk has been going on for a while, what do you folks in cyberspace think…would it be a good idea for Obama to take on Hillary as a running mate? I really don’t know if it would help or hurt him; on the one hand, I’ve seen polls that say that a significant number of Hillary supporters won’t vote for Obama, so this would help him get the support of those people. On the other hand, it’s hard to run with the “change” mantra with Hillary Clinton standing next to you.

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2 Comments »

  1. ::makes a face::

    whatevers.

    ::putters about, muttering in babblebot::

    Comment by bobbleheadedbob — May 23, 2008 @ 7:36 am | Reply

  2. They would have him killed before the swearing in.

    Comment by susan — May 23, 2008 @ 8:05 am | Reply


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