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Klein: Hillary Turned Down Veep Spot
Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Larry Kudlow

Posted on 08/17/2012 7:32:16 AM PDT by Kaslin

According to author Edward Klein, Obama has put out feelers to Hillary Clinton about accepting the VP spot on the ticket, but Hillary has said no. In the exclusive video below, Klein tells Larry Kudlow why Clinton is reluctant to take the number two spot.

Klein: Until just a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary would accept the vice presidential nod and replace Joe Biden. Bill Clinton was, I'm told, urging his wife to accept the number two slot. He saw this as a great launching pad for her for running in 2016. But then Hillary had lunch in the White House a couple of weeks ago with Valerie Jarrett, Michelle's best friend, senior adviser to both the First Lady and the President. 

Kudlow: Just about the biggest Lefty in the White House. 

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1 posted on 08/17/2012 7:32:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Hillary is not dumb enough to hop aboard this sinking ship


2 posted on 08/17/2012 7:33:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Hillary is not dumb enough to hop aboard this sinking ship


I know of only one guy who IS dumb enough, and hes already there.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 7:35:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Exactly right.

If Hillary became VP, assuming Obama wins re-election, then she would be sitting VP running for president in 2016, and have to defend all of the policies of the Obama administration.

Actually, the Clintons would be happy to see Obama lose, in that, Hillary would then run in 2016 against a sitting Republican. It’s more difficult to run when you would be replacing a president of your own party, than it is to run against the opposite party’s president.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 7:37:13 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

She’s not stupid.
She sees the writing on the wall.
She does not want to be affiliated with a losing ticket.......


5 posted on 08/17/2012 7:37:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Kaslin

I suspect Uncle Joe is going to come down with some brain tumor or something so he can be replaced....


6 posted on 08/17/2012 7:37:25 AM PDT by vet7279
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To: Kaslin

7 posted on 08/17/2012 7:37:43 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: vet7279
I suspect Uncle Joe is going to come down with some brain tumor

How do you get a brain tumor without a brain?

8 posted on 08/17/2012 7:38:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Hillary knows if Obama fails she have a better change of election in four years.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 7:38:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: vet7279

.....by Bawnney Fwank?..........


10 posted on 08/17/2012 7:39:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger
Wonder is Sarah Palin knew this conversation had already taken place when she launched her shot across Obie's bow a couple of days ago...
11 posted on 08/17/2012 7:43:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Kaslin
Here's the image of Hillary's reaction to Barry when asked to replace Clueless Joe:


12 posted on 08/17/2012 7:43:22 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Kaslin

Thank God!!!!!


13 posted on 08/17/2012 7:43:56 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Nor is she going to come to the rescue of her party.
The Clintons want to deliver a stern lesson to them about what a dreadful, dreadful mistake they made by throwing in behind Barry in ‘08. They want the Dems to come groveling on hands and knees after a particularly humiliating defeat.


14 posted on 08/17/2012 7:44:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

Debbie Wassermann Schultz.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 7:44:52 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Kaslin

On F&F this morning, Chris Wallace doubted the veracity of this story.

He said, if they were going to change the VP, they would have done it months ago. Any attempt to do it now would reek of desperation.

I am of the same opinion.

She might have been offered and turned it down a few months ago. Recall the headlines of her being tired of politics, yada yada yada. Either she doesn’t want to go down as the VP on the sinking ship as it would screw with her 2016 ambition, or she really does want out of politics. Even she realizes that being Obama’s vp would be difficult to defend, if she did run in 2016, because he is offering nothing to improve the job situation, the economy, trade, energy, or anything else.

I would guess that many of her inner circle were trying to get her to challenge Obama. But, she would have had to go through the primary season for that. Obama possibly made the offer then to sidetract a direct challenge from her.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 7:45:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Kaslin

I would repwase Biden with Bawney Fwank fow this ewection. Vice-Pwesident Bawney Fwank! A dweam team!


17 posted on 08/17/2012 7:47:38 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Perdogg

I thought her last name as Schlitz... :)


18 posted on 08/17/2012 7:49:54 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I don’t think “Failed policies” would be an issue in 2016 if Obama wins. He would have so many people dependant on welfare, that would be the only issue. And if Hillary’s opponant ran against entitlements in any way she’d secure a victory. IMO.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 7:50:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: Kaslin

“Yeah, we’re gonna stick with Joe since no one else wants to be First Mate on the Obamatanic.”


20 posted on 08/17/2012 7:53:28 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: TomGuy
Any attempt to do it now would reek of desperation.

As if his campaign isn't already giving off that scent???
At this point what's one more Hail Mary?

21 posted on 08/17/2012 7:53:52 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Kaslin
Scary to think; but Obama could actually give himself a huge boost if he picked a sharp VP candidate.

I had kind of thought this was silly thinking; but realized this morning he could get a lot of traction with a bold move and pick someone with energy and intellect.

I don't think it will happen. But there is really no downside to dumping Biden. He would instantly shift the spotlight to him if he did dump Biden however.

22 posted on 08/17/2012 7:54:16 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I think it is safe to assume that the internals of their own polling are far, far worse than what we are being fed, and that they are fairly desperate.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 7:58:28 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeStatement

24 posted on 08/17/2012 7:58:38 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that Biden is an anchor on the ship of state.
WE certainly saw it coming. The Dems know, too. But HILLARY IS NOT GOING TO RESCUE HER ADVERSARY.............


25 posted on 08/17/2012 7:58:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Hillary Clinton would have to be insane to join up with the sinking ship of Obama/Biden. If Obama loses with Hillary as his number two, she will be finished as any sort of meaningful politician.

If Obama wins (he won’t), he will destroy the both the country and the economy. Again, Hillary would be tagged as abetting the enemy. Better to let Obama/Biden sink on their own. Then Hillary has a clear shot at the top spot in 2016, with no horrible “Obama” baggage.

Before this race for POTUS is over, Bill Clinton will twist the political failure knife into the heart of Clinton hated Obama!!! Just watch the Clintons work the American Traitors, Barack Hussein Obama and his Black Racist, elitist, wife Michelle!!! The Clintons have not forgotten 2008....and, never will!!!


26 posted on 08/17/2012 7:59:37 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Agree. King Obie has NEVER been in this position politically. He has always been able to personally destroy destroy his opponents. As much as we may dislike Romney's politics, personally/morally he seems to be very clean.

Still believe Obie will either have a nervous breakdown or a prescription drug OD before the election. I think he is walking a fine line right now between sanity and insanity.

27 posted on 08/17/2012 8:01:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It has to be driving them absolutely nuts as they go frantically digging in vain under every rock and in every dumpster, trying to dig up dirt on a Mormon.

I agree, this race may come to a premature end with a very public Obama meltdown. And I think part of Romney’s tactic should be to try and provoke one.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 8:09:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Hillary’s path to the nomination in 2016 is greatly enhanced by a Romney presidency, not a 2nd Obama term.

Therefore, NO to being vp under any scenario.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 8:09:59 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Kaslin

Thank God!


30 posted on 08/17/2012 8:12:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Buckeye McFrog
And I think part of Romney’s tactic should be to try and provoke one.

Concur. If we can get Obama's mask to come off in public for just 20 seconds, this election is over.

31 posted on 08/17/2012 8:12:14 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Kaslin

32 posted on 08/17/2012 8:24:06 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (will do graphics for food...)
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To: mwl8787

We did see the mask come off when he said:

“You didn’t build that”

He was off the teleprompter and showed his true beliefs/nature.


33 posted on 08/17/2012 8:25:47 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Kaslin

I find it amusing that we are now getting stories about Hillary turning down the ‘job’ TWO weeks ago. These stories coming less than a week after Sarah Palin literally poisoned the well for them. Y’all know who Sarah Palin is don’t you? You know the woman the Democrats and GOP-E keep telling us is just oh so ignorant.


34 posted on 08/17/2012 8:25:48 AM PDT by Tupelo (Sara Palin.............my write in vote for 2012)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hillary will be 69 in 2016.


36 posted on 08/17/2012 8:28:59 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: Tupelo

Palin hit a home run for consevatives on that one!


37 posted on 08/17/2012 8:29:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: albie
I don’t think “Failed policies” would be an issue in 2016 if Obama wins. He would have so many people dependant on welfare, that would be the only issue. And if Hillary’s opponant ran against entitlements in any way she’d secure a victory. IMO.

Depends on the ratio of those depending on entitlements to those paying for them. At some point it might be impossible for "against entitlements" to be a strategy that would win majority support.

38 posted on 08/17/2012 8:31:14 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Dianna
Jeez!...I think she will be to tired to run...
39 posted on 08/17/2012 8:32:11 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kaslin
What a surprise. Hillary doesn't want to climb aboard and save Obama's sinking ship.

I wouldn't be surprised if she strung Obama along for a couple of weeks, letting the rumors get out, just to mess with his mind.

As I observed earlier in the thread entitled "White House says Obama will stick with Biden as running mate", was in truth probably more like "White House says admits Obama will stick is stuck with Biden as running mate".

40 posted on 08/17/2012 8:33:37 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"Hillary is not dumb enough to hop aboard this sinking ship."

That is exactly what I thought when the spin started coming out that his had nothing to do with making the switch. Now, the speculation can begin about who he might try to find in the next 22 days.

41 posted on 08/17/2012 8:34:26 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My thoughts all the way. The clintoons want barry to lose and sure don’t want to have been a part of a second administration for barry then run.

They stand a better chance in the gamble against the pubbies than they do running after barry.

If barry wins they also take the chance of no elections and no country to run for president in.

Hill is going to be an old broad before she runs, if she runs.


42 posted on 08/17/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: cuban leaf
"Hillary is not dumb enough to hop aboard this sinking ship"

roger that. Hillary's ONLY chance for 2016 would be for Romney to win and do as bad a job with the economy as Obama has.

43 posted on 08/17/2012 8:39:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: mwl8787

We did see the mask come off when he said:

“You didn’t build that”

He was off the teleprompter and showed his true beliefs/nature.


44 posted on 08/17/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Dianna
Hillary will be 69 in 2016.

Must...resist...urge...stay...out...of...gutter...

45 posted on 08/17/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: napscoordinator
Thank God!!!!!

Yep. Clinton on the ticket as VP and Obama wins in a landslide.

46 posted on 08/17/2012 8:51:11 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Kaslin

“Obama has put out feelers to Hillary Clinton”

I’m trying not to picture this.


47 posted on 08/17/2012 8:51:12 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Dianna
Hillary will be 69 in 2016.

Adam West will be 69 in 2030. Sarah Palin will be 69 in 2033. Paul Ryan will be 69 in 2039. Marco Rubio, Kristi Noem and Bobby Jindal will be 69 in 2040. Adam Kizinger will be 69 in 2047. Just to name a few up-and-comers in the GOP that will play a major role over the next 25 years.

I remember when the Republican Party was mostly represented by old warhorses like Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, and John McCain. Nice to see a lot of youth and vigor coming up the party ranks and it bodes well for the future. I'm hard pressed to name any young Democrats who are seen as up and comers.

48 posted on 08/17/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Palin hit a home run for consevatives on that one!

Unless Obama and Clinton, in a moment of bipartisanship, take her up on that challenge and thank her for such a great suggestion that "both parties clearly agree on."

49 posted on 08/17/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Kaslin
Why is Hillary the only name being mentioned as a replacement for Biden? Is the democrat party so devoid of talent that there's no one else with better credentials than Slo-Joe?
Hillary is a member of this failed administration. I don't really see how her addition to the ticket would be much of a game changer.
50 posted on 08/17/2012 8:55:41 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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