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.
Darn it, I think the Rats have woken up just in time to realize that Obama ain’t ready for prime time.
Where was he when he said this and where did you hear about it??
This is just a smoke bomb. Neither one would take second place.
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.
It was a nice country while it lasted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Russert seems to think she can pull it off. Hillary surely has more items in her bag of tricks to support that.
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.
Now there’s a campaign bumper sticker image. ;-)
Why is that? The last three heavily contested ‘Rat nominations (’68, ‘72, & ‘80) resulted in wins for the GOP.
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.....
“Willing Suspension Of Disbelief”
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.
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.
Bingo. Motivation by ratings. Advertising sponsored entertainment. They are clowns.
where’s the k-y jelly this is going to hurt really bad
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.
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.
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!
Two words, "Voodoo Economics."
Go ahead Hillary. No easier way for you to lose than to have two northern uber-liberals on the same ticket.
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.
“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
McCain only beating hillary bu 0.2% 8 months away from an election.
it means nothing
Arkancide : Freepers :: Hemlock : Socrates
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.
A nightmare is also a dream.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Oh... you mean the boat?
Uh, nevermind, just a stupid old Welcome Back Kotter reference...
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.
“The fate of McCains campaign and perhaps the country depends on Obamas decision.”
I think it depends on Mac’s veep. Very crucial. He better do it smart.