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Too bad to check: Hillary willing to be Obama’s VP?
Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2008 | Allahpundit

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 Hillary’s people. We’ve 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 she’s after power any way she can get it, arguably she’ll retain more in the senate as a Moynihan-esque Democratic counterbalance capable of thwarting Obama’s legislative initiatives than in the vice presidential sinecure, where he’s bound to try to marginalize her. Is this just her way of leaking bogus info suggesting she’s a good soldier, willing to do what’s best for the party if need be, so that she can chide Obama later if he refuses to be equally “magnanimous”? It’s all part of her self-aggrandizing “you’d make a fine number two, Barack!” strategy. If that’s true, though, shouldn’t 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 other’s 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 Obama’s 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 McCain’s veep. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, preferred Romney over McCain in the primaries, but never endorsed him publicly. Karl Rove, the president’s political strategist, has hinted that he considers Romney to be McCain’s best running mate.

We’ve discussed this before too. Exit question: Bush and Rove trying to sabotage McCain? I’m out of alternative explanations.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; hillary; nobama; obama; ronbrown; veep; vincefoster

1 posted on 03/10/2008 8:00:16 AM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm
Obama allowing the hildabeast to be his VP would be Suicidal .
2 posted on 03/10/2008 8:02:51 AM PDT by WesternPacific (I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils!)
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To: WesternPacific

Obama would have to have a very pronounced death wish to put Mrs. Clinton on the bottom of the ticket.


3 posted on 03/10/2008 8:03:48 AM PDT by gridlock (They don't call us "The Stupid Party" for nuthin'!)
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To: jdm

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?


4 posted on 03/10/2008 8:04:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: WesternPacific

Hillary doesn’t think she should ride the back of the bus.


5 posted on 03/10/2008 8:05:50 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: jdm

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...


6 posted on 03/10/2008 8:07:28 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: gridlock; jdm

To paraphrase Machiavelli:

It’s better to have your enemies inside the tent pissing out, rather that outside the tent pissing in.


7 posted on 03/10/2008 8:07:38 AM PDT by rrr51
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To: jdm

VP? Hmmm - no we’ve already promised that to Kucinich. How does Ambassador to Botswana sound?


8 posted on 03/10/2008 8:08:43 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: rrr51

Not if they will inherit upon your death.....


10 posted on 03/10/2008 8:11:53 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: jdm
Barack Obama won't do it. You want a Vice President you can trust. And do you really want a Veep who'd overshadow you for the next four years? I don't think he'd want to do that and putting Hillary on his ticket would be a drag on his getting elected President.

"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

11 posted on 03/10/2008 8:14:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: jdm

Obama would be smart to disassociate with HRC on any ticket ASAP.


12 posted on 03/10/2008 8:15:45 AM PDT by Doctor Freeze
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To: jdm
This just in: "Obama picks Hillary! as VP!!!"

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."

13 posted on 03/10/2008 8:19:39 AM PDT by wbill
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To: jdm
I don't think Romney as a VP would be sabotage. It would help RINO McCain.

"... arguably she’ll retain more in the senate as a Moynihan-esque Democratic counterbalance capable of thwarting Obama’s 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?

14 posted on 03/10/2008 8:21:19 AM PDT by Slump Tester (Only CINOs and democRATs knowingly and willingly vote for RINOs!)
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To: jdm

O’bama would sooner stand in front of Michael Moore in a Dunkin’ Donuts line than have Hillary as VP.


15 posted on 03/10/2008 8:21:22 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jdm
If Obama is the nominee, I don't see why he cannot pick his own VP --> someone he wants on the ticket.

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)

16 posted on 03/10/2008 8:22:51 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: ProfessorGage

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


17 posted on 03/10/2008 8:24:47 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: jdm
After they both lose they go to Arkansas.


18 posted on 03/10/2008 8:26:51 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: jdm

He will never settle for “Driving Miss Daisy”


19 posted on 03/10/2008 8:32:33 AM PDT by myuhaul
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To: jdm

Never discount the Clinton political machine with its under cover activities and amorality. Hillary will win the nomination.


20 posted on 03/10/2008 8:36:53 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Doctor Freeze

Hillary would be “just a walk in the park” away from the Presidency.


21 posted on 03/10/2008 8:54:21 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: jdm

Obama’s wife wouldn’t allow it.


22 posted on 03/10/2008 8:55:42 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: jdm

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.


23 posted on 03/10/2008 8:57:20 AM PDT by appeal2 (r)
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To: EagleUSA

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.


24 posted on 03/10/2008 9:39:57 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: jdm

The #2 person offering the VP slot to the #1 person.

Only in America.

The sad part is that many republicans enabled her.


25 posted on 03/10/2008 9:48:30 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Southerngl

But let me guess, once he gets into office, we will be reminded that a HALF black man only was elected.
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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.


26 posted on 03/10/2008 9:53:41 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

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.


27 posted on 03/10/2008 9:57:08 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: ProfessorGage
Patients my child, there is still time to steal this thing from Obama without putting yourself at risk.
28 posted on 03/10/2008 10:02:03 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Southerngl

I doubt I would be allowed to start a white only college.
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Yeah, just try to start a magazine called “WHITE”. You would be the ultimate in racist bigotry — and accused by the publisher of “EBONY”.


29 posted on 03/10/2008 10:10:39 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: goldstategop
hillary rejects missionary position with osamaobama.

In her entire life, she has never been under a male.

She would consider it if michelle offered it to her.

30 posted on 03/10/2008 10:31:57 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: jdm

hillary’s desparate, she’ll settle for #2 and put obama in marcy park later.


31 posted on 03/10/2008 11:32:58 AM PDT by Waco
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

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?


32 posted on 03/10/2008 11:36:01 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: WesternPacific

I think the term you’re looking for is Arkancidal.


33 posted on 03/10/2008 6:37:12 PM PDT by Kevmo (SURFRINAGWIASS : Shut Up RINOs. Free Republic is not a GOP Website. It’s a SOCON Site.)
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To: red irish

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.


34 posted on 03/10/2008 8:06:44 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: WesternPacific; gridlock

This is what they are saying at DU too. It just cracks me up!


35 posted on 03/10/2008 8:09:20 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: myuhaul

Remember Vince Foster, Barack would be missing along with the Rose law firm Papers..Bill will not be denied..very scary..


36 posted on 03/10/2008 9:57:41 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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