Skip to comments.Clinton Remarks About Obama are Troubling
Posted on 03/17/2008 10:50:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I have been troubled by Former President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton's "presumptuous" offer to Senator Barack Obama to serve as vice-president during her presidency. Her assumption is that she would be more electable by the public at large and become the nation's first female president. While we would be ecstatic to have Barack as vice president, all of this is totally ignoring the fact that he is clearly the Democratic frontrunner in the race.
After listening to the Clintons, I had a chance to talk to my dear friend Rev. Art Forbes when he came by the office to pray with me. As we reminisced about our days at Kaiser Permanente, the Clintons behavior became crystal clear to me. Art reminded me of something that happened to him, as well as to other African-Americans we worked with at the time who were extremely prepared and experienced, but who were not given certain management positions because of racial politics. When Art returned from a Kaiser sponsored meeting in Washington DC, he found his reporting manager had been changed. He was now being told to train his new boss so that he can become president of Kaiser. The same was true for other Black employees like Sandra Cox, an attorney, who after years with the organization was denied the top legal position. Then there was Richard Webster, a manager, who was constantly sent new assistant administrators to mentor. He never did get the top spot.
In the race between Hillary and Barack, he has more elected years experience than her. He has more popular votes than her. He has more pledged delegates than her. He even has won more states than her. In other words, by every count one would measure who follows the election, he is in the lead. So Hillary and Bill stump in Mississippi and say to the Black voters I know you like Barack and me so you can get a chance to vote for both of us by electing me and I pick Barack as my vice president. Thanks to Barack for saying "no thank you", "I'm running for president win or lose."
Just a week ago Hillary commented that she and John McCain are the only ones left in the race who have the qualifications to be president. Then after she offered the vice presidency to Barack someone asked her how he could be her vice president since one must meet the qualifications to be president. Then her staff said he can qualify by the election in November. When I heard that I thought of the Holiday Inn commercials where people stay overnight and become surgeons, mechanics, airplane pilots, you name it. In their mind, I guess they will let Barack stay in a Holiday Inn Express one night to qualify him for president.
With Barack winning another primary this week in an overwhelming landslide, I hope both Hillary and former president Bill Clinton, change their campaign rhetoric, or at least acknowledge that Barack is actually the frontrunner in the race for president.
I think Hillary was sending a message when she offered the VP spot. “Take the VP spot or I release the hounds.”
The author of this article needs to go back to school and learn basic English. His grammatical errors are evident.
They might wake up a lot sooner if there were an effective and principled alternative party. Instead, we’re seeing the return of the country club Republicans to power, and the only principle those guys know is to play nice with the RATS.
The longer this goes on, the bigger the schisms grow within the demorat party. The fact that after 30 years they are finally turning on their own instead of on Republicans is refreshing. Pass the pork craklins and another brew.
I don’t have anything good to say about Wright. However, he did get Clinton pegged correctly.
LOL - Drivin’ miss crazy.
Imagine if Obama had accepted the offer to be her #2. He would now be OFF the ticket, out of the running, out of consideration permanently.
As it is, he is now lucky if she renews her offer. Then if he takes it, she has only to gin up a new scandal and she can toss him for Wes Clark.
Perhaps she saw this black church fiasco coming, since the Obama-as-veep talk was issuing from her campaign rather thickly just before the media ran the story about Wright.
We don’t want anyone to be toast........yet. Let them keep fighting it out. Such great entertainment.
Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky - Reverend Wright
Hooray Reverend Wright!
Run Hillaryous Run!
Didn’t know Barak is left handed.
“I have been troubled by Former President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton’s “presumptuous” offer to Senator Barack Obama to serve as vice-president during her presidency.”
KKKlinton to Obama, “Get to the back of the bus.”
This is true, but when the topic of a third party comes up, the resistance to a third party inevitably brings up Perot. Perot did more damage to the possibility of a third party candidate than anything I can think of. Unless we convince true conservatives of the immediate need for a conservative third party, we will continue to spiral down towards socialism. Today's Republican party is not conservative.
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