Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bob Woodward: An Obama/Clinton ticket in 2012 is “on the table”
Hot Air ^ | October 04, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 10/05/2010 5:08:53 PM PDT by RobinMasters

If the economy’s as flat next winter as it is now, isn’t it a damn near certainty? Obama’s approval rating will be deep in the toilet and Republican candidates will be energized to take on a weak incumbent. His only option will be to jolt the electorate and convince them that term two would be different from term one by welcoming the Clintons aboard. Electing the first woman VP — and anointing her as the likely nominee in 2016 — would help bring home women voters who’d grown tired of Hopenchange and would give Hillary Democrats a reason to turn out. And as much of a headache as it’d be to have Bill around the White House again, his high favorable ratings could only help Obama. Besides, Hillary’s proved herself to be a team player thus far; if Obama had any worries about her backbiting behind the scenes when he named her Secretary of State, they’re surely assuaged to some extent now.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; obamaswars
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last
Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: RobinMasters

Doesn’t Woodward mean a “Clinton-Obama” ticket?


2 posted on 10/05/2010 5:10:43 PM PDT by browniexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Having Biden as VP is the best life insurance policy that Obama could ever have. By replacing him with Hillary, Obama will be signing his own death warrant. Anyone seen Bruce Lindsey lately?


3 posted on 10/05/2010 5:11:27 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

What’s under the table??


4 posted on 10/05/2010 5:12:05 PM PDT by biggredd1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
His only option will be to jolt...

"Jolt"??? Yes, that might work.


5 posted on 10/05/2010 5:12:48 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

the dims only offer gimmicks....... no solutions.


6 posted on 10/05/2010 5:13:53 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

If those two are EVER put in charge of this country then the majority of voters are definitely stuck on stupid!


7 posted on 10/05/2010 5:15:26 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Yeah, Woodward . . . the guy who interviews dead people . . . what a reliable source . . . amazing that anyone pays any attention to the fraud.


8 posted on 10/05/2010 5:17:07 PM PDT by laweeks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

There is no way Hillary is going to play second fiddle to Obama on a ‘12 ticket.


9 posted on 10/05/2010 5:17:12 PM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: originalbuckeye

I guess the press powers that be are keenly aware of that absolute stupidity biden projects. They just do not talk about it. So now they are pushing for this ticket because they think it will help with the votes and know biden’s comments would be used with abandon by republican opponents in a campaign. Big time. Ah well...we are clearly leaning who the socialists, marxists and communists are in our nation. The enemy within.


10 posted on 10/05/2010 5:18:48 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

If the ticket is on the table, where is the birth certificate?


11 posted on 10/05/2010 5:20:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

I’ll say it again, we ignore the appeal of the Clinton’s and the memories of “Clinton’s economy” at our own risk.


12 posted on 10/05/2010 5:20:27 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Biden take one for the team voluntarily? I highly doubt that. It will cost them finacially and they will have to pave the way for Biden’s son to move up the political ladder fast.


13 posted on 10/05/2010 5:20:29 PM PDT by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Highly doubt this.

It would mean Hillary gets tarnished with Obama’s incompetence - something she’s more-or-less avoided so far.

Hillary needs to strike out on her own, and challenge Obama in 2012 for the top spot!

(and start an inter-party civil war in the process ..... hehehe)


14 posted on 10/05/2010 5:22:16 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Never let a good crises go to waste : )

May the ‘rat ship sink with all hands on board. { God willin’, and the creek don’t rise }


15 posted on 10/05/2010 5:23:34 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
"Bring it on!!!"
16 posted on 10/05/2010 5:23:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Not sure why he would not pick Ahnold, as he’s such an adoring fan.


17 posted on 10/05/2010 5:23:45 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

I wonder if someone even bothered to tell Biden before Woodward went public with this story. Be sad if he found out like this.


18 posted on 10/05/2010 5:24:39 PM PDT by sportutegrl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PeanutbutterandJellybean
"There is no way Hillary is going to play second fiddle to Obama on a ‘12 ticket."

Not for long, anyway. Zero better hire a food taster and decline any invitations to go for a walk with his VP over at Fort Marcy Park.

19 posted on 10/05/2010 5:24:42 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
Photobucket
20 posted on 10/05/2010 5:25:07 PM PDT by keypro (Ducksnorts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
Woodward has been blessed with the talent to make things up and attribute them to secret sources ranging from the comatose and senile to imaginary playmates.
21 posted on 10/05/2010 5:27:10 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
Clinton / Obama


22 posted on 10/05/2010 5:28:06 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: keypro
O’Slacker and The Borg Queen...the All Alinsky Ticket.
23 posted on 10/05/2010 5:32:51 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters
Oh please, God...let this be so.

It will be a glorious victory to defeat Obama/Hillary in 2012. We'll knock them both off at the same time. YES!!

24 posted on 10/05/2010 5:34:07 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

“if Obama had any worries about her backbiting behind the scenes when he named her Secretary of State, they’re surely assuaged to some extent now.”

Do we laugh now? Does anyone remember a few weeks ago when Hillary basically came out and made an announcement contradicting Obama? But she doesn’t really need to. She’s sent out Bill to stab O in the back quite a bit now.

No, Hillary has been doing her little dirty tricks for a while now. She’s not to be trusted. I’m sure O knows it, but I’m not sure he knows what to do about it.


25 posted on 10/05/2010 5:34:09 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GQuagmire

They (Obama and Clintons) can fight back too. No, if they want to dump Biden, all they have to do is ask the convention to dump him.


26 posted on 10/05/2010 5:37:29 PM PDT by scrabblehack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

What I am now envisioning is that this is going to take place prior to the November 2010 election in order to bring in the voters. The scary thought is that it could actually work out in the next couple of weeks that she would become VP and then Obama would resign due to ‘illness’. They would hope that the voters would rally to Clinton and re-elect the dems who are in serious trouble in order to give her a chance to succeed. With any luck, that won’t succeed and she’ll have to work with the republicans as did Bill Clinton if she wants a shot at actually getting elected.

She’d be the first woman president and hopefully she would work to make it a successful presidency, even if it means going against her socialistic views. At this point, I don’t think that any dem could run for the presidency in 2012 and get elected. That being said, Hillary would stand a better chance running as an incumbent than any dem would have running against the Republicans after another two years of Obama.

Best guess—the dems have seen the writing on the wall and Obama is on the way out. They’re going to risk it on Hillary and sooner rather than later in an attempt to salvage something out of the November 2010 elections.


27 posted on 10/05/2010 5:38:52 PM PDT by Marty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinMasters

Woodward is a Washington insider and this is what the inside the beltway crowd is thinking about the 2012 race.

The Washington insiders know that Obama is a loser and they want Hillary to ride to the rescue and save Zero. Actually there’s nothing to say that Hillary will help Obama. But this is the best that the keepers of “conventional wisdom” can come up with to save Obama. I think it’s a pretty lame idea.

What’s ironic is that these same Washington insiders threw Hillary under the bus for Mr. Hope and Change in 2008. If I was Hillary, I would tell them to go pound sand.


28 posted on 10/05/2010 5:40:51 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TwelveOfTwenty
“Clinton’s economy:

It was not Clinton's economy it was the republican Congress economy. Congress holds the purse strings not the president.

29 posted on 10/05/2010 5:41:44 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz

No way Hillary will play second fiddle to this idiot. I am pretty sure she and Bill still really hate him.


30 posted on 10/05/2010 5:44:59 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: C210N

Maybe Hillary can borrow some of Nancy’s botox.


31 posted on 10/05/2010 5:45:46 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

If Obama is so weak as to think he needs to replace his VP, as if Biden is the weak link, I’d think Hillary would recognize this and run against him.


32 posted on 10/05/2010 5:47:40 PM PDT by RangerM (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz

I’ve thought for some time that Obama is more suited to be a VP. He’s not a decision maker but a speech giver and an adviser.


33 posted on 10/05/2010 5:50:36 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Marty

Obama has no intention of leaving early - he loves the perks too much.

Besides, the black community would never stand for “their guy” being bumped aside for another whitey .....

... which is why it’s so important for us that Hillary runs for the top spot in 2012, DIRECTLY CHALLENGING Obama - and starting a Democratic civil war that will result in neither getting elected!

Go Hillary!!


34 posted on 10/05/2010 5:51:03 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz
Littlestalin/Hitlery 2012! Glücklichen Tage sind wieder da. счастливые дни здесь снова.
35 posted on 10/05/2010 5:53:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: canuck_conservative

I’m not saying that Obama is going to have a choice in leaving, only in how he does it. I think that he’ll be given a choice of resigning due to ‘illness’ or face some serious legal issues. He’ll opt to leave office, spend a suitable amount of time ‘recovering’ and then collect lots of money giving speeches. Hillary will take over and spend a couple of years cleaning up the mess as best she can and hope that the electorate will cut her some slack. The dems will be desperate to believe that the voters will buy this idea and back her hoping that they can claim any success she has and blame everything else on Bush and Obama.


36 posted on 10/05/2010 5:56:13 PM PDT by Marty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
This is just fluff to try to boost the Demwits in November 2010, nothing more. Biden could be caught [something unspeakable that I'd better not post] and he'll still be on the ticket in 2012. Here's how Hillary tries to help the administration have its cake and eat it too:
37 posted on 10/05/2010 6:08:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Marty

WHO is going to force Obama out, and HOW are they going to do it? Hold a gun to his head?

Obama ain’t going nowhere - a literal truth on several levels.


38 posted on 10/05/2010 6:11:06 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: canuck_conservative

I’d imagine that there are those who will tell him that if they will not be able to protect him from the republicans when they take office and his only chance to evade prosecution for being in office illegally is to exit ASAP. Yes, I do believe that he’s not eligible and that he’s known it all along. That being the case, the dems will tell him to go now and that if he does, Hillary will pardon him if needs be and everybody will be happy not to have to deal with an impeachment situation. He’s made his mark, his blemish, so to speak, on history. He moves on, Hillary moves up and who knows what will happen after that? The voters may not be all that forgiving, may not cut Hillary any slack, but she’ll get her name in the history books as the first woman president. Biden will be forgotten.


39 posted on 10/05/2010 6:20:04 PM PDT by Marty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz

This would be an extremely strong ticket. Like it or not, the hag a.k.a. Hillary Clinton, is perceived as a middle of the road, moderate individual and some democrats would go by that alone rather than vote republican.

My elderly neighbor, raised in a republican/conservative household, would vote democrat because somewhere along the way, someone convinced her that the republicans were only for the ‘rich’. She complained (she has since passed) bitterly over higher taxes, more regulations etc. but yet, would still vote democrat (communist).

She was 85. How do you change that mindset?

So, if Clinton and the marxist became united....it would be a very tough ticket to overcome. (imo)


40 posted on 10/05/2010 6:32:23 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Outlaw Woman

I had/have relatives who were/are so wedded to the democratic mindset that they’d have voted for Satan himself, even if they’d been promised a ticket straight to hell if they voted for him.


41 posted on 10/05/2010 6:35:49 PM PDT by Marty
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz
Photobucket
42 posted on 10/05/2010 6:39:56 PM PDT by GnL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz
Antichrist and the Whore of Babylon


43 posted on 10/05/2010 6:40:06 PM PDT by Slyfox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: browniexyz

If Obama is as radioactive as he is now, there’s no chance he wins with his name at the top of the ticket.


44 posted on 10/05/2010 6:40:20 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Marty

SNAP OUT OF IT!

45 posted on 10/05/2010 6:42:26 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: GnL

That is truly disturbing!


46 posted on 10/05/2010 6:43:07 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Marty
That being the case, the dems will tell him to go now and that if he does, Hillary will pardon him if needs be ....

BUT IF they did that, they would be admitting that they deliberately defrauded the country, that they were lying all along and the Republicans were right all along.

Just can't see it happening that way.


47 posted on 10/05/2010 6:46:44 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Marty

It’s unreal isn’t it? I’m convinced that it is a mental illness. There is no other explanation. Well, there is the “spirtual” realm that we could discuss, but leaving that out, what else, other than a mental disease, could account for the stupidity?


48 posted on 10/05/2010 6:53:37 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: GnL

Looks like Bon Jovi.


49 posted on 10/05/2010 7:01:28 PM PDT by riri
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Hoodat

Chicago Mafia vs. Little Rock Mafia. Could make the St. Valentine’s day massacre look like an Easter egg hunt.

- JP


50 posted on 10/05/2010 7:43:51 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Conservatism is not a candidate. It's a movement." - Jeffrey Lord)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson