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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: LottieDah

Darn it, I think the Rats have woken up just in time to realize that Obama ain’t ready for prime time.


101 posted on 03/05/2008 6:40:06 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: HD1200

Where was he when he said this and where did you hear about it??


102 posted on 03/05/2008 6:40:46 AM PST by sarasota
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To: jdm

This is just a smoke bomb. Neither one would take second place.


103 posted on 03/05/2008 6:41:10 AM PST by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: Schnucki

I heard an interesting story on the radio yesterday. It basically said that because the ‘Rat nomination process wasn’t a winner take all contest in the remaining states, there was no way that the Beast could get enough delegates even if she won every remaining state by a 10% margin.


104 posted on 03/05/2008 6:46:00 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Drink.

Heavily.

105 posted on 03/05/2008 6:46:16 AM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: jdm
Just think, the third person in line is Nancy Pelosi.

It was a nice country while it lasted.

106 posted on 03/05/2008 6:46:43 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: jdm

I’m nauseated at the thought. I will seriously consider moving if that plays out. Sickening that a once great country could be undone in one 4 year term but if that happens, the trend would be difficult to reverse.


107 posted on 03/05/2008 6:47:07 AM PST by SueRae
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To: OB1kNOb

Obi-Won - I fear you are very wise; I just pray the Country can survive 4-8 years of a Hitlery/Osama administration, especially when Pelosi and Reid are running Congress.


108 posted on 03/05/2008 6:47:07 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Is Obama the AntiChrist? Otherwise, why are so many so mesmerized?)
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To: OB1kNOb

People don’t vote based on VP. Sometimes they vote AGAINST VPs. There are democrats who won’t vote for a woman, and democrats who won’t vote for a black. Put the two together, and it’s insurmountable. The white male democrats will SAY they are voting for the Clinton/Obama ticket, but they won’t pull the lever for them — ESPECIALLY when they have John McCain, the “maverick” to vote for.

The only way a Clinton/Obama ticket COULD win is if our candidate was perceived as so far to the right that the democratic moderate male white voter simply couldn’t bring themselves to vote for our guy.

If it was as easy as just putting the two candidates together, there wouldn’t be much of a fight. It didn’t work for Kerry/Edwards. If it made sense, we’d see it much more often, but in fact it rarely happens.


109 posted on 03/05/2008 6:47:37 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: jdm

If this is going to bleed her more money,then hillary will then suggest a joint ticket although it brings nothing to the table to her in terms of electoral college votes.


110 posted on 03/05/2008 6:48:09 AM PST by GregH (Those conservatives who wish for a US defeat in Iraq are traitors.)
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To: org.whodat

Tim Russert seems to think she can pull it off. Hillary surely has more items in her bag of tricks to support that.


111 posted on 03/05/2008 6:48:20 AM PST by sarasota
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To: dfwgator

And they were helped along by the likes of Rush and Hannity.
This stupid theory that we want them to be battling until the convention isn’t correct. Remember who we’re talking about here; Democrats are disciplined and won’t go off message regarding Republicans. This presumed “bloodbath” won’t happen and the attention they receive at their convention will be too much to overcome.
I wonder if Rush and Hannity were more motivated by their ratings than making sure the Clintons do not return to the WH.


112 posted on 03/05/2008 6:48:31 AM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: Impeach the Boy

Now there’s a campaign bumper sticker image. ;-)


113 posted on 03/05/2008 6:49:10 AM PST by SueRae
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To: A Texan

Why is that? The last three heavily contested ‘Rat nominations (’68, ‘72, & ‘80) resulted in wins for the GOP.


114 posted on 03/05/2008 6:49:16 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: threeleftsmakearight

u all r falling 4 exactly what this woman and party want u 2 fall for.... fear. now use that fear and get motivated against these forces that could change the country forever.....


115 posted on 03/05/2008 6:49:32 AM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: Pistolshot

“Willing Suspension Of Disbelief”


116 posted on 03/05/2008 6:49:56 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jdm
Barack DANGER Obama

'Danger' is my middle name.
117 posted on 03/05/2008 6:50:49 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sorry Dorothy, I have a feeling we’re not in the 70’s anymore. The Democrats are nothing if not militant in their opposition to anything to the right of Stalin.


118 posted on 03/05/2008 6:52:55 AM PST by threeleftsmakearight
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To: varon
All good points, IMO. Some of what’s happening almost makes it appear as if the whole outcome has been choreographed between the power brokers behind the scenes. Many conservative voters have chronically underestimated the level of political evil the Clintons are capable of doing. Even after 8 shameful years of Bubba's sexcapades and selling secrets to China, many still underestimate them.
119 posted on 03/05/2008 6:52:58 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Maverick conservative without a political party.)
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To: dfwgator
Pennsylvania will be the big kahuna. And the demographics in PA are quite similar to Ohio, plus the governor, fast Eddie Rendell, is a Clinton supporter. I would look for a HRC victory in PA, and then, regardless of the delegate count, Hillary can say, I can win the big states where Obama cannot. And that will be a tough argument for Obama to overcome. The majority of the superdelegates will come to her side after the Pennsylvania election, IMO, and she and Obama will reconcile and come together for "the good of the party." A Hillary/Obama ticket will be formidable and the odds-on favorite to win in the fall.
120 posted on 03/05/2008 6:53:30 AM PST by IndyTiger
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To: RDTF
I’m gonna be sick

I've been sick for the past 2 months. Nothing seems to help, with the exception of isolating myself from the internet and TV. Heading to my isolation chamber now. All best.

121 posted on 03/05/2008 6:54:03 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: threeleftsmakearight

Bingo. Motivation by ratings. Advertising sponsored entertainment. They are clowns.


122 posted on 03/05/2008 6:54:23 AM PST by sarasota
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To: jdm
Won’t happen. Hillary is just saying this to try and pull a few votes from the remaining delegates that are leaning Obama but would accept him as VP. If it was to be this way then McCain just has to kick back and on occasion throw something out there that pits them against each other.
123 posted on 03/05/2008 6:58:27 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: jdm

where’s the k-y jelly this is going to hurt really bad


124 posted on 03/05/2008 6:58:59 AM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: CharlesWayneCT
There are democrats who won’t vote for a woman, and democrats who won’t vote for a black. Put the two together, and it’s insurmountable.

Then why are the dhimocrats coming out in record numbers to vote for a woman and a black in the primaries? Because they are energized by their chances of winning in November with either candidate. Meanwhile the GOP has a dhimi wanna-be as their candidate and many conservatives are disheartened and even mad at their stupid choice.

Many poo-pooed Bubba's chances back in 1991, and we paid a dear price for 8 years because we underestimated the dhimi's candidate.

Believe me, I hope you are right, but my experience tells me I see the same overconfidence raising it's head in the GOP ranks while offering a sub-par candidate, as it did back in 1991.

125 posted on 03/05/2008 7:01:46 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Maverick conservative without a political party.)
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To: jdm

If she is in any position to win the nomination, she will not accept Obama as running mate. (Or if she did, she’d find a way to dump him from the ticket before Inauguration Day.)

I do believe she would accept the #2 spot for herself, but only to position herself to overshadow him and stick pins in his doll. Say what you will about Michelle Obama, I don’t think she would advise Obama to go with that kind of deal.


127 posted on 03/05/2008 7:02:23 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: bill1952
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.

RIGHT YOU ARE!
“But I’ll do all I can to ensure a democrat ... aa republican wins in November."

128 posted on 03/05/2008 7:02:29 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: jdm

How can either of them choose the other as running mate after all the trash they’ve talked against each other?

All McCain would have to do would be to play back their negative campaigning against each other, and neither he nor his ad people would have to add a word!


129 posted on 03/05/2008 7:02:57 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Joann37
How can either of them choose the other as running mate after all the trash they’ve talked against each other?

Two words, "Voodoo Economics."

130 posted on 03/05/2008 7:04:49 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: threeleftsmakearight
And they were helped along by the likes of Rush and Hannity. This stupid theory that we want them to be battling until the convention isn’t correct.

The Democrats will be united. Plenty of emotional buttons they can push to energize their factions. They're good at it.

Rush blew this one big time. A golden opportunity to disempower the Clinton political machine was squandered. Very bad call.
131 posted on 03/05/2008 7:05:02 AM PST by info_scout
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To: jdm

Go ahead Hillary. No easier way for you to lose than to have two northern uber-liberals on the same ticket.


132 posted on 03/05/2008 7:07:19 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: jdm

I think this has been the plan ever since Sen. Obama started getting some traction.

Once the dance has been decided upon, all that’s left is the choreography.


133 posted on 03/05/2008 7:08:01 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: jdm
Here’s my thoughts on how it plays out. Neither Clinton nor Obama gets enough votes but Obama has more than Clinton by about 100 when it goes to convention. Obama ask Clinton to end it but Clinton yells about Florida. Howard Dean decides to seat the Florida delegation and Obama goes into a frenzy then threatens to challenge in court. Dean then ask Obama if he would run second on the ticket and he says,”Allah damn” then Dean ask Clinton if she would and she says,”hell no”. It will then turn to a raging battle between gender and race baiter's, each claiming their destiny is being destroyed by the Democratic party.
134 posted on 03/05/2008 7:09:49 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: varon

“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. ...” ~ varon

That does NOT apply to “talk show host” Rush Limbaugh.

On the contrary, the ONLY reason Rush wants to keep Hillary in the race all the way to the convention is because she is the only one who has been willing to go after and “bloody up” Obama. If McCaniac and the RNC had the guts to take Obama on the way she has been doing, and will continue doing in order to win the nomination, Rush would not be advocating keeping her in the race:

“We need Barack Obama bloodied up politically. It’s obvious that the Republicans are not going to do it, they don’t have the stomach for it,” Limbaugh continued. “As you probably know we’re getting all kinds of memos from the RNC saying we’re not going to be critical. Mark McKinnon of McCain’s campaign said he’ll quit if they get critical over Obama. This is the presidency of the United States we’re talking about. I want our party to win I want the Democrats to lose.” ~ Rush
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1980146/posts


135 posted on 03/05/2008 7:10:55 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("I drive a Hybrid. It burns both gas AND rubber." ~ knews_hound)
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To: listenhillary

McCain only beating hillary bu 0.2% 8 months away from an election.

it means nothing


136 posted on 03/05/2008 7:14:46 AM PST by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: jdm





SHE'S THE STRIFE OF THE PARTY
137 posted on 03/05/2008 7:16:39 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Arkancide : Freepers :: Hemlock : Socrates


138 posted on 03/05/2008 7:18:33 AM PST by drubyfive
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To: jdm

Obama would be a FOOL to have Hillary as his VP. He’d be putting his life as the only thing between Hillary and the presidency. Terrible idea.


139 posted on 03/05/2008 7:18:49 AM PST by CaliGangsta
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To: mowowie

RE:“dream ticket””
A nightmare is also a dream.


140 posted on 03/05/2008 7:19:31 AM PST by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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To: ChurtleDawg

I’ll take what I can get.

We’ll be fighting with one hand behind our backs if we’re afraid of being called racists by criticizing Hussein. It’s time for the Democrats to take some of their own medicine. Blacks upset if Hillary steals the MI, FL delegates.


141 posted on 03/05/2008 7:27:34 AM PST by listenhillary
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To: OB1kNOb

Increased primary turnout doesn’t translate into increased election turnout.

In the general election, more people turn out because they think it matter more. This time, on the democratic side, more of those voters have decided that the primary matters, so more have shown up. There’s no evidence that the increased primary turnout isn’t simply a larger number of the people who turned out in the 2004 general election.

If you manage to get 50% of the last election general voters to show up, instead of 25%, you really haven’t done much.

But, realise that if you really hate the idea of a black, or a woman, you will have been “motivated” to show up to vote for the opponent. So the increased turnout could be a reflection of how much the democrats DON’T want to vote for either of the two candidates.


142 posted on 03/05/2008 7:27:52 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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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.
Hang on to your hats. It’s gonna be a rough 4-8 years. I pray I’m wrong.”

That has also been my fear. I was against helping Hillary win in Texas and Ohio because I wanted her out as soon as possible. Now she has a good chance of winning the nomination and with Obama added to the ticket by the DNC I fear McCain would not win in November.


143 posted on 03/05/2008 7:29:22 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: DBCJR
She is coaxing him into a more congenial posture, whereupon she unloads her next treasure chest of dirty tricks right before the next round of major delegate primaries.

"Come into my parlor," said the spider to the fly.
144 posted on 03/05/2008 7:48:27 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: sarasota

Last night about 10:00 CST when he was on a stage talking about the nights results. I was thunderstruck that he said it that way but I guess it just flew right by everybody else.

He said it clear, grew up herding sheep in Kenya, came to America, married a white woman, blah blah blah. I couldn’t believe it. I emailed a question about him saying it to Joe Scarborough just for fun.


145 posted on 03/05/2008 7:52:20 AM PST by HD1200
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To: LottieDah
"Overheard on the Staten Island Ferry this morning...."

Oh... you mean the boat?

Uh, nevermind, just a stupid old Welcome Back Kotter reference...

146 posted on 03/05/2008 7:55:37 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: jdm

Cunning Hillary wants the Prez job so badly she’ll resort to deceit, showing her true self and egotistical intentions again. Her coy “hint” of taking Obama as her VP is her Trojan Horse to those leaning towards Obama in the remaining primaries. Next she’ll be saying to Democrats “ Look, with me as President you will truly get two for the price of one, Obama & me, the perfect team (the first woman president and first Black vice-president) for all Democrats.”

Don’t buy it! She’s two face, and this is a little farce of some genius (probably Bill). This hint is a way of really screwing Obama good. No way should he wait 8 years to try to become president again, for she will surely kick him to the curb as soon as she wins the nomination.


147 posted on 03/05/2008 8:00:24 AM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: HD1200
I think after last night that hillary is a lock for the nomination. Delegate counts don’t mean a thing as I understand it. Pledged delegates don’t have to vote for a specific candidate. So here’s hoping that hillary ‘steals’ the nomination at the convention, and obama rejects the veep. The fate of McCain’s campaign and perhaps the country depends on Obama’s decision.
148 posted on 03/05/2008 8:03:26 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

“The fate of McCain’s campaign and perhaps the country depends on Obama’s decision.”

I think it depends on Mac’s veep. Very crucial. He better do it smart.


149 posted on 03/05/2008 8:08:48 AM PST by Rennes Templar ( Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Santorum.


150 posted on 03/05/2008 8:09:48 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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