Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Hillary For Vice President?

All the signs are that Hillary's goose has been cooked and she is going to withdraw from the race to be the Democratic nominee, leaving the field clear for Obama to go head to balding head with the old guy the Reps have nominated.
Something that has been whispered before and is being mentioned a little more loudly now is Hillary stepping up to become Obama's number 2 in the so called 'Dream-Ticket'.
On the face of it, it does seem ideal. The huge crowds that have been turning out to vote and show their support has been record breaking and Clinton's victories in states along the way demonstrate her strength and appeal among blue collar workers and women which could only benefit Obama as he takes on McCain.
These gains must be weighed up against the potential drawbacks, of which there are plenty.
For a man who has ran his campaign on change in the White House, it would seem an odd move for Obama to then run with one of the two families who have dominated the hot seat for the past two decades.
Then there is the problem of Bill who was not so subtly told to shut his big fat yap after he was blamed for Hillary's crash in North Carolina. Could Obama really trust him to not become a liability for him as he evidently was for his wife and after some of her remarks aimed at Obama during the campaign, could she drag his whole campaign to the bitter levels that he has managed to stay above so far?
What cannot be avoided is the intensity of support each set of followers has for Obama and Hillary, if the Democrats want to unify and have all these voters going Democrat in November, there's no better way than to have Hillary as the Vice Presidential nominee.
Whether Obama is willing to take the gamble on Hillary or choose someone else to run with him is something for him to mull over, but the so called 'Dream Ticket' can sweep the Democrats to power or just as easily blow up in their faces.

9 comments:

annie said...

i'm hoping for an edwards or richardson ticket. she and bill need to take a loong break, imo.

ZenYenta said...

I agree with both of you, Lucy and annie. I guess they're going to do what they feel they must. They don't usually announce that before the convention - or do they? I can't remember now.

Lucy said...

I don't really know what a Vice President does, the only thing i know Cheney ever did was shoot that lawyer in the face.

Cody Bones said...

It looks like the dream ticket might get Gina Gershon's vote

O' Tim said...

I'd stake a month's worth of Ramen noodles on the "Dream ticket" never happening.

Hey, I'd vote for Gina! What's she running for?

Cheezy said...

I don't want to be morbid or anything, but I get the impression that Obama's choice or running mate won't be anything like as important as McCain's choice... if you follow me...

I'm not sure what the current 'word on the street' is about this... I only hope it doesn't turn out to be Joe Lieberman.

Anonymous said...

I think Secretary of State would suit Hillary. A role like Condi Rice.

David G said...

Obama, the man of change, showed his true colors at AIPAC where he lauded Israel and promised support for it both now and into the future. Wonder if he's ever heard of Palestine?

I'd hoped he might be different. He's just another opportunistic American politician, a self-seeker who believes that America should run the world by force if necessary.

Lucy said...

I don't think, whichever of the two get in, the policy towards Israel/Palestine will change David but Obama seems the more likely to be more sympathetic to the Palestinians cause. I am hoping so anyway.