Skip to comments.Clinton Hints At Sharing Ticket With Obama
Posted on 03/05/2008 5:42:39 AM PST by jdm
NEW YORK (CBS) ― Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hinted at the possibility of a democratic "dream ticket" with Sen. Barack Obama.
Speaking on the Early Show on CBS, Clinton said "that may be where this is headed, but we have to decide who is on the top of the ticket."
Clinton said the race between her and Obama remains "incredibly close," with just "smidgens of difference" between them.
Clinton's remarks after her campaign won two big states yesterday: Ohio and Texas. She also won Rhode Island. The wins enabled her campaign to break Obama's 12-state winning streak and pick up some momentum of its own.
Speaking later on the Early Show, Obama congratulated Clinton on her victories while maintaining he would be able to wrap up the democratic nomination.
"We still have close to an insurmountable lead in delegates," Obama said. Obama said his campaign had won nearly twice as Clinton as well as a greater share of the popular vote.
More likely she would be offered Senate Majority/Minority Leader. And Dingy Harry would take one for the team and step aside.
This country’s worst nightmare.
If Obama ever wanted to be POTUS, he would have no choice but to take the deal, if offered. There is no way the party would forgive him if he didn’t take it. He’s still young, and if he’s VP, he would have the inside track in eight years.
I never understood it. This woman and her husband are wicked. They need to be GONE from our political scene. That should have been yesterday’s task. We can knock Obama out in the general election. Let dems vote for dems and reps for reps, regardless of stupid state rules.
ha! I needed that laugh, thanks
why is mccain toast? i don’t understand that type of thinking. obama/hillary are beatable (IF that ticket happens)
A candidate who gets on a stage and talks about how a young man herding sheep in Kenya can grow up, come to America, marry a WHITE WOMAN (YES! he said this last night), and run for the office of the President of the United States blah blah blah.....is NOT going to ever get elected to that office.
I almost dropped my drink when he said that about marrying a white woman. Nobody has mentioned it yet today; so the Obama love fest with the media continues.
They played right into the dhummie's hands.
Oh, I get it.
Michelle will be be too busy to bother Hillary because she will be the head of the new government administered medical system
"Where are the white women at?"
Several $100.00 bets have been made recently. Sure wish I would have kept track of all those who will owe me $100.00!
He’s ahead in delegates and popular vote...She can not call the shots. The math is such Hillary can not catch up in delegates. Barring some sort of typical Clinton dirty trick,she can not win the nomination. If her last name was not Clinton, she would have gotten out after the Potomac Primarys-certainly after Wisconsin. I don’t believe the Dem Party will allow Clinton to fracture the Dem Party in the end. It’s just a matter of how much damage will the Clinton’s cause in the short term. Its kind of interesting, we have a Dem candidate who really screwed Democrats (1994,Al Gore loss) and a Republican candidate who screwed Repubs-crazy year.
Reminds me of that “top man, bottom man” skit of The Three Stooges. Except this time, it’s deadly serious.
Correct as it stand now she has no choice, but Obama does. So she is trying to negotiate for something she cannot win. She is saying let me be president and you VP, I would bet she will even try and tell him she would leave after one term. But I think he has more on the ball than that.
I think you responded to the wrong guy?
I’m gonna be sick
He’s preached change....no way is he going to have Hitlery on that ticket.
Hillary/Obama against a tired old man.......not good.
If it happens be sure and drop Rush a thank you note!!!
I don’t think the African Americans would forgive him if he did take the VP spot. Not to mention him having to look Michelle in the eyes when he told her.
Yes it will. He will receive the proverbial offer he can't refuse.
Bought the MSM line!!! It wasn't a huge win, the delegate count hasn't changed in any manner that means anything. And according to the math she still cannot win.
He would, if the Dhummie party "makes" him understand that it's in his "best interest". He's young and he knows he can bide his time until the next election or after Hitlery's 8 years (shudder).
Personally, I think a Hitlery/Osama ticket has been the plan from the start, they just almost let it get out of hand as Osama started taking on a cult-like following when he began attracting the black and college kid votes.
You aren’t and actually, it doesn’t matter who is on top of any ticket. - As long as the opponent is McCain.
The GOP is pursuing it’s own agenda and it obviously doesn’t really care about conservative values.
Just look at the ones who are heavily supported by the GOP and the RNC.
My take is that losing an election or two is chump change to the K street boys.
They don’t care that much and their agenda is pretty close to most of the dems except for details on how to get there from here.
McCain loses 30 - 34 states.
Aside from my deep dislike of McCain, he is not a popular Republican (disliked by conservatives),the Repubs are in power and the economy is in recession, he is linked to an unpopular Repub president, he is pro-nafta (this will hurt him in the Mid-West especially Ohio) and he is 72 years old. People may not admit it, but age will be a factor in this race. I don’t know anyone who is truly enthusiastic about McCain. Dems are chomping at the bit. The Dem primary vote has been two and sometimes three times the norm. It feels like a Dole year. I just pray that Hillary is not the elected President in the end.
What ever it takes...
That poll is meaningless at this point. Obama has had positive press and clinton has had relatively negative press up until now. Now watch as polls will show how clinton will stomp McCain.
Will do, but he'd better crank the message up soon!
Despite Obama’s so-called insurmountable lead in delegates, they are splitting them about 50/50. There’s no way that Obama or Hillary can accumulate the required 2100 or so delegates it would take to out-right claim the nomination.
It’s going to come down to the super delegates, uncommitted delegates.
That means the Dem Convention is going to decide. I think they’ll choose a Clinton/Obama ticket, the thinking being that Obama is young and inexperienced, and the VP slot will give him the gravitas for either the 2012 or the 2016 campaign.
But do you believe her?
I suppose I should have placed a billboard saying sarcasm on my post.
If she were to be VP, she would only be VP for a short time.....
I agree, I don’t like the idea of ol’ man McCain going up against a twofer identity ticket at all.
And how things change in a few days, from when Obama thought he was en route to ridding himself of her!
She would need him on her ticket. But he would not be helped by having her on his.
Like I said, Pennsylvania will decide it.
McCain's conservatism would be as phoney as Clinton's and Obama's respect for each other.
Overheard on the Staten Island Ferry this morning....”Obama doesn’t have any experience. He’s too cocky....at least Hillary has exprience and knows what she’s doing...and she has her husband there to fall back on... People should get a clue and not vote for Obama.
People should get a clue and stop a Clinton/Obama ticket
or an Obama/Clinton ticket. Heaven help us all if they get in.
"For the Good of the Country!"
They will intertwine arms and raise them high for "Change in America!"
The sad part is that the very influential conservative talk show hosts will have been the critical deciding factor. According to Michelle Malkin this morning, 10% of the Texas and Ohio voters were GOP crossovers. In my opinion, the crossovers driven by the conservative media were enough to give Hillary both states.
They (the talk show hosts) were saying that Obama should be knocked off first because he's the most difficult to defeat and the most dangerous. Then they would go after Clinton. Well, now they'll get both on the same ticket.
What I can't understand for the life of me is that for 8 years that Bill was in office, they went after him and Hillary with both barrels blazing and now when we finally had Hillary on the ropes and the opportunity to shut the white house door on her and her husband, they come to her rescue.
Then, a light, just like in the commercials, goes on above my head and I started connecting the dots. I asked myself, why would even the most ardent anti-Hillary conservative media and public figures all of a sudden do a 180 degree and either outright endorse her or urge the audience to engage in cross over voting. It couldn't be a coincidence that the timing was almost synchronized, it had to be planned but by whom?
Well, which of the two Democratic candidates has a political machine built up during 8 years of power in the White House? Which candidate has a long trail of dead and injured people behind them? Which candidate has a history of having wreaked financial ruin on their opponents and critics through the IRS and other governmental agencies? Which candidate has a stable of attorneys that are nothing more than thugs, at their back and call and have been and still are part of their organization?
To me, the answer to my question as to why the overwhelming Hillary support all of a sudden over the airwaves is, the Clinton thugs got to them. Either their careers, family or personal secrets were threatened and it was too high a price to pay and they folded, right on cue. It was not a coincidence!!!
I am quite sure that you are correct about that. - Quite sure.
Dumb-ass conservatives like Rush and Hannity just got Mrs. Clinton elected president.
Ultimately, Obama would have been much easier to beat in the general election. The country would not have voted for such a lightweight with no record...not to mention his connections to people like William Ayers and Tony Rezko.