Skip to comments.Obama-Clinton wins big (Dumping Gaffemaster Joe NOT racist or sexist) (Gag reflex alert activated)
Posted on 07/28/2012 11:16:46 AM PDT by Libloather
Obama-Clinton wins big
By Brent Budowsky - 07/25/12 05:47 PM ET
Ernest Hemingway advised young writers to write one true sentence. For the 2012 campaign one true sentence is this: A great nightmare for Republican strategists is that President Obama might pull a JFK in 1960 and run with Hillary Clinton for vice president. If he does, it will lift the chances of Democrats substantially, bend the curve of history dramatically and give him a chance to reach for historical greatness in his second term.
I have focused on this matter so intensely because I believe the possibilities of this decision are so momentous, the consequences for this election are so enormous, and the state of the union is so precarious as America and the world sail again into stormy economic seas. Consider this column, on this matter, my final summation to the jury of one.
My thesis about the 2012 election is this:
The election will not ultimately be won by the candidate who most aggressively charges: You would be even worse off with my opponent than with me. It will not be won by the candidate who most cleverly asks: Are you better off than you were four years ago? It will be won by the candidate who most convincingly answers: Here is how you will be better off four years from now.
I have supported the presidents tough campaign against Mitt Romney. But at this moment, in this nation, this is not enough. If the remaining months of the 2012 campaign are conducted with the two-way negativity that is so repellent and obnoxious to voters who hunger for a roadmap to a better future, America will be doomed to four more years of dysfunctional and discredited government and politics of antagonism and gridlock.
As Michael Douglas said in The American President: These are serious times. They demand serious solutions. They require serious people. It is not enough for politicians to tell us why we should be afraid and whom we should blame.
America needs leaders with the clarity and courage to show us a better way. America needs a president who can govern with some mandate and authority, and a Congress that can act with some collegiality and functionality. In my view, that president should be Barack Obama and that mandate and roadmap become more clear and achievable if he runs with Hillary Clinton.
Obviously Hillary increases enthusiasm, excitement and turnout for Democrats in an election that could be decided by turnout. Hillary substantially increases Democratic fundraising in an election that could be decided by money. Hillary would help elect more Democrats to the House and Senate in a government that must break the gridlock for any president to govern effectively.
Obviously, Barack Obama would bend the curve of history by bringing the first woman to the vice presidency, thrilling countless women across the nation and around the world while reassuring voters, male and female, young and old, from Florida to Ohio.
President Obama has already begun to build his legacy. He led the economic battle that prevented a new global depression. He turned a financial crash into renewed job creation. He sowed the seeds for improved healthcare and clean energy. He fiercely defended America and courageously gave the order to kill our No. 1 enemy. He did this despite opponents who obstruct all progress, tolerate a politics of hate and fervently hope his presidency fails even if their partisanship imposes pain on the nation.
President Kennedy, in one of his first televised news conferences in 1961, spoke of pay equity for women. Think about that. I propose that President Obama, Hillary Clinton and all Democrats promise and wage a four-year legacy battle to create full pay equity for all women and to bring the words full employment back to the center of our national discourse, national mission and national life.
I think that wins more votes than Mitt Romney singing. Dont you?
Bottom line - my family and I can no longer afford Hussein - now.
President Obama has already begun to build his legacy.
We'll know a LOT more about the Kenyan after he gets the boot.
Obviously Hillary increases enthusiasm
Then why make her play second fiddle?
As Michael Douglas said in The American President:
When things are falling apart, quote a movie.
Consider this column, on this matter, my final summation to the jury of one.
I doubt it. Buttowsky can't help himself (in more ways than one).
I cannot imagine Uncle Joe stepping aside willingly for anybody. I’d stay away from parks if I were him.
Doing that would mean Teh Awesome would have to admit he made a mistake appointing Joe in the first place. And Teh Awesome never makes mistakes.
I hope he does it for one reason: bad things happen to people who get in the Clintons’ way.
“Et tu Hillary?”
Hillary Clinton is as dumb as Joe Biden.
She’s a complete phony, she dresses like a Bond villain, and her voice makes my ears bleed.
Pick her, Barry. I’m still voting for Mitt.
I highly doubt this would help the democrats, for a variety of reasons, but if people were that stupid then the Republic is doomed anyway.
There is only one way to offset the possibility of Obama nominating Hillary Clinion for VP and that would be for Mitt Romney to nominate Gov. Sarah Palin as his VP.
Palin is more popular than Hillary and has much greater and profound executive experience than Hillary Clinton.
“Ernest Hemingway advised young writers to write one true sentence.”
The author is consistent. I found only one true sentence.
Whoever wrote this is both an idiot and a liar. In other words, an Obama supporting “journalist”.
I share your thoughts about Hillary Clinton, but have been thinking for some time that this is the only ticket that Obama thinks he can win on. I believe that is why the TV show “Political Animals” is playing for the summer schedule. It is intended to show case Hillary. It has been in the works for some time now just in time for the Dem. Convention.
Hillary has changed. She no longer appears to have the entourage of handlers and dressers who made her appear presidential. She resembles an overweight trailer park queen with a drinking problem. A recent FR post took us to a website with a video of Hillary making a mockery of some guys swearing in ceremony where she officiated. She was dressed inappropriately and made embarrassing jokes while wearing a huge set of purple glasses. The accompanying article went into detail about the inappropriate behavior at her recent public appearances. The impression is that she can no longer keep up the required front and the real Hillary isnt something the public (even the liberal public) could stomach for long.
It may be. Most recent polls say two-thirds of the country thinks Hillary is simply awesome. Oh, how the sheeple forget.
There’s a smidgen of truth hidden in the verbiage. At this point, Barry is on a long, slow slide to losing the election. Unless he’s counting on the GOP talent for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory (not an unreasonable bet, IMO) he needs a game changer.
Taking on Hillary would get some of the PUMAs back in the fold, and it would render most of Romney’s playbook overtaken by events. I’m not saying it would win him the election, but I am saying that it may be a reasonable gamble for him (and certainly less risky than starting a war).
If Plugs were to step aside gracefully...for "health reasons" for example...an Osama/Twelfth Lady ticket wouldn't do any *worse* and just might do better.But unless they've "got" something on Plugs (true or untrue) it seems unlikely that he would go quietly.Anything but a graceful bowing out on his part would probably do more harm than good for Osama.
This thread is pretty much worthless without a pic.
It took me a moment to get it, but that picture is frightening.
Yep, the destruction of the American republic would, indeed get him a place in the history books. And I have little doubt that Hillary is willing to do whatever is necessary to expedite that agenda.
The Democrat geniuses could poison Uncle Joe’s cornflakes so that Hillary would have to step in and run by popular acclaim. Don’t put it past these ghouls
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