Skip to comments.Too bad to check: Hillary willing to be Obama’s VP?
Posted on 03/10/2008 8:00:15 AM PDT by jdm
Triple hearsay but all named sources: Mona Charen heard it from John Batchelor, who heard it from Chuck Todd at NBC, who heard it from Hillarys people. Weve discussed why Obama would never, under any circumstances, want the Glacier looming over him from the number two spot. Why would Hillary want it any more than he does? Even if you assume the worst, that shes after power any way she can get it, arguably shell retain more in the senate as a Moynihan-esque Democratic counterbalance capable of thwarting Obamas legislative initiatives than in the vice presidential sinecure, where hes bound to try to marginalize her. Is this just her way of leaking bogus info suggesting shes a good soldier, willing to do whats best for the party if need be, so that she can chide Obama later if he refuses to be equally magnanimous? Its all part of her self-aggrandizing youd make a fine number two, Barack! strategy. If thats true, though, shouldnt she be taking a more public stance with some sort of formal statement that whoever emerges as the loser at the convention should agree to be the others veep, instead of with penny ante leaks like this?
Surprisingly, despite the hard feelings, both sides supporters seem fine with the loser veeps idea. Scroll down halfway through the new Gallup data; not even 20% of Obamas supporters have a problem with Vice President Hillary?
And speaking of bad ideas for VP, a little more hearsay for you:
Romney has allies in the Bush wing of the Republican party. President Bush favors him as McCains veep. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, preferred Romney over McCain in the primaries, but never endorsed him publicly. Karl Rove, the presidents political strategist, has hinted that he considers Romney to be McCains best running mate.
Weve discussed this before too. Exit question: Bush and Rove trying to sabotage McCain? Im out of alternative explanations.
Obama would have to have a very pronounced death wish to put Mrs. Clinton on the bottom of the ticket.
Two Veeps for the price of one? It would be pretty crowded in the White House.
And when they leave, who gets to steal the furniture?
Hillary doesn’t think she should ride the back of the bus.
IMHO, Obama would reject being the Clintons black lackey. Yes, he would have the appearance of being “kept on the plantation” and under control...afterall, the left cannot have any black person in a position of power. That is against the liberal playbook, under the chapter about keeping black America in a victim status. Gee, I wonder what Al and Jesse have to say about that idea...
To paraphrase Machiavelli:
It’s better to have your enemies inside the tent pissing out, rather that outside the tent pissing in.
VP? Hmmm - no we’ve already promised that to Kucinich. How does Ambassador to Botswana sound?
Not if they will inherit upon your death.....
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Obama would be smart to disassociate with HRC on any ticket ASAP.
And wait, breaking news...."Body of Barak Obama found shot, stabbed, and run over by train! Arkansas coroner calls death 'Natural Causes'. We'll be closely following this breaking stor(...urk!)"
Finally a followup..."Barak Who? There is no Barak."
"... arguably shell retain more in the senate as a Moynihan-esque Democratic counterbalance capable of thwarting Obamas legislative initiatives ..."
I hadn't thought of THAT - here's another side benefit of this rat war:
Who ever ends up losing the nomination will probably do everything as a senator to screw the other one.
I wonder if Rove didn't have a hand in Rush encouraging us to help the witch?
O’bama would sooner stand in front of Michael Moore in a Dunkin’ Donuts line than have Hillary as VP.
Is it because the Dims don't think a Black nominee is competent enough to choose his own running mate?
Will the Black leaders in this country, please pick up the red courtesy phone?
Why is Hildabeast being allowed to jump on Obama's band wagon?
I would prefer that the Republicans whoop up on a pure Obama ticket in the fall :o)
Have you been in a grocery store checkout lately?
I think they are betting on the grocery store scandal papers to do the dirty work. We report, you decide. LOL
He will never settle for “Driving Miss Daisy”
Never discount the Clinton political machine with its under cover activities and amorality. Hillary will win the nomination.
Hillary would be “just a walk in the park” away from the Presidency.
Obama’s wife wouldn’t allow it.
This is pure garbage and typical Clintonian posturing. When Obambi rejects ever running on the same ticket as Hillary, the Clintons will use this as justification for attempting to destroy the Obambi and the dim party as well. We tried to be reasonable and made every effort to unite the party but he rebuffed us.
Yeah, you can’t really call America keeping blacks in the back of the bus if a black man is president. But let me guess, once he gets into office, we will be reminded that a HALF black man only was elected.
The #2 person offering the VP slot to the #1 person.
Only in America.
The sad part is that many republicans enabled her.
But let me guess, once he gets into office, we will be reminded that a HALF black man only was elected.
From another perspective, if Osama Obama gets into the White House, you will wish you were black. If you listen to his harpie wife, they are “SUPPRESSED BLACKS” and its is “TIME FOR FREEDOM” -— etc, etc, etc. The white, taxpaying, GDP-producing, God-fearing Christian will become a second rate minority favored over by blacks, browns, yellows and anything else not white -— and God help you if you are a Christian.
I don’t think you are too far wrong. It’s already legally acceptable to be racist against whites. I doubt I would be allowed to start a white only college.
I doubt I would be allowed to start a white only college.
Yeah, just try to start a magazine called “WHITE”. You would be the ultimate in racist bigotry — and accused by the publisher of “EBONY”.
In her entire life, she has never been under a male.
She would consider it if michelle offered it to her.
hillary’s desparate, she’ll settle for #2 and put obama in marcy park later.
I keep hearing that but it would take something drastic to overturn Obama’s lead and then get enough super delegates to take the nomination from him. And then the riots will begin and the dems have got to know that. But if Obama wasn’t black,well half black,would there be rioting in the streets?
I think the term you’re looking for is Arkancidal.
Since posting that I have heard the same as you.
I expect Hillary to try to steal the Fla. and Mich. delegates, agreement be damned, and to also find a way to get all the super delegates. I hope I am wrong but their history of corruption is formidable.
This is what they are saying at DU too. It just cracks me up!
Remember Vince Foster, Barack would be missing along with the Rose law firm Papers..Bill will not be denied..very scary..