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Obama Says He Will Not Accept VP Spot
LA Times ^ | 3-8-08 | Andrew Malcom

Posted on 03/08/2008 1:13:09 PM PST by Anti-Hillary

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To: Contra

He can’t win. He knows it.


51 posted on 03/08/2008 2:13:47 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: BunnySlippers

It’s an upgrade from where he’s at. It also puts him in line for succession.


52 posted on 03/08/2008 2:14:56 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Anti-Hillary

Why all the buzz about Obama being the VP -— when he is the one who is ahead?


53 posted on 03/08/2008 2:15:16 PM PST by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: TheRightGuy
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54 posted on 03/08/2008 2:16:58 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: kempo
The VP position under Hillary will be the end of anyones political career. He’s smarter than I thought he was.

Think a second how ridiculous this is. Obama has an insurmountable lead in pledged delegates and leads in the popular vote, yet the Clinton camp has the MSM pressuring Obama about accepting the VP slot on the ballot. Why do you think that Hillary and Bill are talking about a joint ticket? LOL

55 posted on 03/08/2008 2:18:43 PM PST by kabar
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To: kinoxi

Why can’t he win?


56 posted on 03/08/2008 2:19:57 PM PST by kabar
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To: Anti-Hillary

**Have you read the entire recent New Yorker piece, where Michelle O is quoted as saying, in reference to Bill, that she, “wants to scratch his eyes out”.

What, what///where how why when....no news coverage on this>>>????give me the dirt, please


57 posted on 03/08/2008 2:20:55 PM PST by Taffini (Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: Anti-Hillary

He never said what the headline says. He said it was “premature” blah blah blah.

You bet he’d take it. He may be forced to by the supers as a way out of this mess they’re in.


58 posted on 03/08/2008 3:05:14 PM PST by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: umgud

The irony of it is that, Hillary, dressed in that same dress, minus her fancy designer suits and not holding her ample belly in, would look about like that.


59 posted on 03/08/2008 3:05:35 PM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . .)
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To: TCats
During the last Clinton presidency, 'twas herself who insisted on having the offices usually reserved for the VP. Therefore, if history repeats, Bubba would want those same offices.

Sorry, Obama!

60 posted on 03/08/2008 3:09:02 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Obadiah

Touche’!
FWIW he also said he has never been a Muslim.


61 posted on 03/08/2008 3:38:24 PM PST by omega4179 (b.Hussein)
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To: Anti-Hillary
Obama Says He Will Not Accept VP Spot

Stepping down to take the presidency is enough of a demotion.
How can we even think of him moving all the way down to Veep?

Besides, Michelle-From-Hell would slap the dog stuff out of him because she has her heart set on redecorating the White House.

THE OBAMASSIAH


62 posted on 03/08/2008 3:59:37 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: Fred Nerks; jan in Colorado

Hussein PING.


63 posted on 03/08/2008 4:29:36 PM PST by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade)
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To: Anti-Hillary

...And he won’t have her as VP if he values his life.

She’d likely off him in a heartbeat.


64 posted on 03/08/2008 4:46:31 PM PST by Wil H
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To: Anti-Hillary

Obama Says He Will Not Accept VP Spot

I bet Hillary would.


65 posted on 03/08/2008 4:55:01 PM PST by chainsaw (Monica Lewinsky's ex-sex partner's wife for Pesident ?....No Muslim in the WH either.)
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To: Anti-Hillary
Here's the comment I posted on another thread:

People here are missing the ultimatum which the Clintons are sending through this (very clever) ploy.

Look, a lot of Democrats are terrified that the continuing race between Hillary and Obama will get bloodier and bloodier and end up tearing the Democratic Party apart, in which case neither one will win the general election. There is a desperate desire to resolve the contest one way or another, and then get on with the job of unifying the party.

If Obama had won Ohio and Texas, or even just Texas, the Democratic establishment was prepared to lean on Hillary to concede the race. They had a bunch of superdelegates lined up who were going to endorse Obama and try to put the nomination mathematically out of reach for Hillary.

But Hillary's victories torpedoed that plan. Now she can claim some momentum, and keep her campaign going until at least Pennsylvania and quite possibly right up into the convention. This is the Democrats' worst case scenario.

So what Hillary is telling all these Democrats is: ‘The only way you can stop the fratricide and keep the race from dragging on is to sign on to a unity ticket with me at the head and Obama as the VP. Lean on Obama, and make him see the political reality, and we can all join hands and win the November election.’

‘BUT, if my offer is rejected, then you'll get your worst case scenario. I'll rip Obama apart from now until the convention, so that even if he eventually wins the nomination it will be worthless. And don't even think about a unity ticket with me on the VP end. I'm setting the terms here, and Obama isn't ruthless enough to destroy the party with a counter-ultimatum.’

Of course Obama is publicly rejecting the offer. He has to, or all the superdelegates will immediately grab Hillary's offer and end his chances. But Obama can't publicly make the counter-offer of having Hillary as his VP choice. For one thing, he doesn't want her. For another thing, it would look like a me-too response and make him appear weak. He's trying to project the image of having an unbeatable delegate lead, so a compromise offer undercuts that narrative.

But Hillary's offer is hanging out there now, and she'll use it to paint Obama as the obstacle to political peace and unity. Meanwhile she'll keep attacking Obama, and every time she's criticized for her tactics she'll just blame Obama for stubbornly refusing to place the good of the Democratic Party above his own blind ambition.

66 posted on 03/08/2008 6:44:39 PM PST by dpwiener
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To: kinoxi
I cannot see any advantage for either candidate running second on the ticket.

If Clinton wins the nomination, what would Obama gain by running as her VP. If they win, he is stuck behind Hillary and Bill for 8 long years...and their scandals will rub off on him. If they lose to McCain, the glow is off the rose and he is 2012's John Edwards. It makes more sense for him to stay in the Senate or to run for governor...anything rather than to be tarnished by the Clintons.

OTOH, if Obama wins the nomination, why would Hillary want to be his VP...and why would Obama ask her? Does Obama want Hillary and Bill looking over his shoulder? And would Hillary and Bill really want to play second fiddle to Obama for the next 8 years? I don't think so.

I do not see a Hillary/Obama or a Obama/Hillary ticket coming out of this....

67 posted on 03/08/2008 7:21:46 PM PST by goldfinch
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To: goldfinch
If Clinton wins the nomination, what would Obama gain by running as her VP. If they win, he is stuck behind Hillary and Bill for 8 long years...and their scandals will rub off on him

algore's got global warming, google, and apple to back his lavish lifestyle. Did I miss one?
68 posted on 03/08/2008 8:35:18 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: goldfinch

The VP spot is like totally hot.


69 posted on 03/08/2008 8:36:47 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Anti-Hillary

Obama will do what massa Clinton tells him to do.


70 posted on 03/08/2008 10:42:50 PM PST by MuttTheHoople
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