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Clinton Hints At Sharing Ticket With Obama
CBS ^ | March 05, 2008 | Staff

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.


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To: jdm
Yeah, I'm sure Obama will go for this idea.


51 posted on 03/05/2008 6:17:12 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Schnucki
On the other hand, if she can't win directly, she can probably negotiate a deal to acquire the VP spot for herself and let fate (i.e., arkancide) help her acquire the presidency.

More likely she would be offered Senate Majority/Minority Leader. And Dingy Harry would take one for the team and step aside.

52 posted on 03/05/2008 6:17:17 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: jdm

This country’s worst nightmare.


53 posted on 03/05/2008 6:18:27 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Malone LaVeigh

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.


54 posted on 03/05/2008 6:18:47 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: stevio

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.


55 posted on 03/05/2008 6:19:16 AM PST by twigs
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To: Matchett-PI

ha! I needed that laugh, thanks


56 posted on 03/05/2008 6:19:23 AM PST by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: Pistolshot

why is mccain toast? i don’t understand that type of thinking. obama/hillary are beatable (IF that ticket happens)


57 posted on 03/05/2008 6:19:46 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: dfwgator

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.


58 posted on 03/05/2008 6:19:58 AM PST by HD1200
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To: listenhillary
African Americans can’t wait to see how this turns out.

As an American-American, I'm afraid of how this is going to turn out.
59 posted on 03/05/2008 6:20:09 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: jdm

btt


60 posted on 03/05/2008 6:20:19 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Maine Mariner; stevio
I think the Republicans voting for Clinton have made both strategic and tactical errors last night.

They played right into the dhummie's hands.

61 posted on 03/05/2008 6:20:21 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Maverick conservative without a political party.)
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To: jdm
Yes. But will Hillary get along with Michelle?

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

62 posted on 03/05/2008 6:21:58 AM PST by syriacus (Democrats who prefer to fight wars from a position of weakness can't be trusted with our military.)
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To: HD1200
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...

"Where are the white women at?"

63 posted on 03/05/2008 6:22:16 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: jdm; kristinn; Flora McDonald; Trueblackman; jan in Colorado
On November 3, 2004 I told a friend the rat ticket in 2008 would be:
Clinton/Obama
I stand by my statement.

Several $100.00 bets have been made recently. Sure wish I would have kept track of all those who will owe me $100.00!

64 posted on 03/05/2008 6:22:26 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Pistolshot

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.


65 posted on 03/05/2008 6:22:48 AM PST by nyconse
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To: jdm

Reminds me of that “top man, bottom man” skit of The Three Stooges. Except this time, it’s deadly serious.


66 posted on 03/05/2008 6:22:51 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Schnucki
She might not have a choice but to make Obama her VP if she wins, since she has alienated them so badly.

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.

67 posted on 03/05/2008 6:23:57 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Blue Turtle

I think you responded to the wrong guy?


68 posted on 03/05/2008 6:24:25 AM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: Just A Nobody

I’m gonna be sick


69 posted on 03/05/2008 6:24:39 AM PST by RDTF (Go AEGIS!)
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To: NonValueAdded

He’s preached change....no way is he going to have Hitlery on that ticket.


70 posted on 03/05/2008 6:24:47 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: jdm

Hillary/Obama against a tired old man.......not good.


71 posted on 03/05/2008 6:25:05 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Pistolshot

LOL!


72 posted on 03/05/2008 6:25:07 AM PST by moose2004
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To: OB1kNOb
I've been saying this from the start. If the dems have a Hitlery/Osama ticket then McInsane is toast, because there's enough googoo-eyed idiot Dhummies that will vote in droves to elect the first woman/black ticket just because it will be viewed by the world as SOOOO progressive.

If it happens be sure and drop Rush a thank you note!!!

73 posted on 03/05/2008 6:25:32 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Matchett-PI
Thank God Obama can breath through his ears.
74 posted on 03/05/2008 6:26:58 AM PST by mickey finn
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To: dfwgator

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.


75 posted on 03/05/2008 6:27:41 AM PST by listenhillary
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To: HD1200
LOL! First, a contrite Obama, ahead in delegates, would have to take second place, the VP position, on the ticket. Do you think his ego will allow this? Of course not.

Yes it will. He will receive the proverbial offer he can't refuse.

76 posted on 03/05/2008 6:28:02 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Just mythoughts
Aw she must be worried BIG TIME if after her HUGE wins yesterday she even is contemplating such a ticket in public.

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.

77 posted on 03/05/2008 6:28:17 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: HD1200
LOL! First, a contrite Obama, ahead in delegates, would have to take second place, the VP position, on the ticket. Do you think his ego will allow this? Of course not.

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.

78 posted on 03/05/2008 6:28:25 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Maverick conservative without a political party.)
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To: OB1kNOb
It’s gonna be a rough 4-8 years. I pray I’m wrong.

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.

Specter.
Mel Martinez.
McCain.

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.


79 posted on 03/05/2008 6:28:29 AM PST by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: Blue Turtle

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.


80 posted on 03/05/2008 6:28:34 AM PST by nyconse
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To: jdm

HITLERY/OBAMBI OBAMBI/HITLERY?

.38 .39

What ever it takes...


81 posted on 03/05/2008 6:29:59 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Who would you rather appoint lifetime judges, Barack Hussein Obama or McQueeg?)
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To: listenhillary

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.


82 posted on 03/05/2008 6:30:14 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: org.whodat
If it happens be sure and drop Rush a thank you note!!!

Will do, but he'd better crank the message up soon!

83 posted on 03/05/2008 6:30:40 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Maverick conservative without a political party.)
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To: jdm

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.


84 posted on 03/05/2008 6:32:10 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain -- Those denying the War was Necessary Do NOT Support the Troops!)
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To: listenhillary

as I’ve been saying ...


85 posted on 03/05/2008 6:33:38 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: jdm

But do you believe her?


86 posted on 03/05/2008 6:34:06 AM PST by sarasota
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To: org.whodat
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.

I suppose I should have placed a billboard saying sarcasm on my post.

87 posted on 03/05/2008 6:35:00 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: Pistolshot

If she were to be VP, she would only be VP for a short time.....


88 posted on 03/05/2008 6:35:00 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: OB1kNOb
Blood will spill but it won’t be by buckets it will be drops, and then the dems will forget about it and come together. Essentially the beast and Obama are the same, and a majority of dem voters won’t forget that.
89 posted on 03/05/2008 6:35:14 AM PST by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Maine Mariner

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!


90 posted on 03/05/2008 6:35:55 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Pistolshot
Any suggestions on how to get THAT mental image out of my head?
91 posted on 03/05/2008 6:36:09 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: jdm
Oh, a merger of equals...


92 posted on 03/05/2008 6:36:28 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: dfwgator

She would need him on her ticket. But he would not be helped by having her on his.

DESPERATION TIME.


93 posted on 03/05/2008 6:36:45 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: xzins

Like I said, Pennsylvania will decide it.


94 posted on 03/05/2008 6:37:00 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: Slump Tester
These 2 on a ticket would be a hanging softball for McCain to knock out of the park with a little conservatism.

McCain's conservatism would be as phoney as Clinton's and Obama's respect for each other.

95 posted on 03/05/2008 6:37:01 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Piquaboy

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.


96 posted on 03/05/2008 6:37:22 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: dinoparty
Mrs. BJ Clinton/Osama Obama 2008!

"For the Good of the Country!"
They will intertwine arms and raise them high for "Change in America!"

97 posted on 03/05/2008 6:38:50 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: OB1kNOb
I've been saying this from the start. If the dems have a Hitlery/Osama ticket then McInsane is toast,

Agreed.

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!!!

98 posted on 03/05/2008 6:39:33 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Maine Mariner
>I think the Republicans voting for Clinton have made both strategic and tactical errors last night.

I am quite sure that you are correct about that. - Quite sure.

99 posted on 03/05/2008 6:39:41 AM PST by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: jdm

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.


100 posted on 03/05/2008 6:39:43 AM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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