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If Senator Obama picked anyone else but Senator Clinton, I think he would spend most of his time defending his Veep ... unless .... He picks a white Southerner like Edwards.
In my mind's eye, I can see the 60 day hard sell that they'd have to do in an effort to weld broken fences and generate some good buzz. I can also see it working, too.
On Hillary VP chances. Here is some additional reasoning as to why I don't think Hillary will be Obama VP pick. Taken a manageable or calculated risks . For example Bill Gates and others who help to found the PC industry were college drop outs. McCain took a risk with his support for " immigration reform." As we have seen McCain chose to risk the wrath of his party core in order to appeal to the Latino vote. So even if one views Hillary as the risk free choice for VP it stands to reason that at some stage Obama will have to take a risk if he wants to win the White House.
Let me see if I can clarify my thinking as regards Senator Clinton.
It's true that Hillary brings with her certain negatives. Trouble is, Obama faces some very scary backlash if he does NOT choose her as his running mate. He's damned if he does, and damned if he does not. Obama has a problem with the white vote. As much as 30% may cross over to vote for McCain . .
Knowing he's faced with McCain-Romney, Barack Obama has to bet on the most sure thing he's got. Can they mend fences? Yes. All they'd have to do is ignore McCain, bash Bush, and run on the economy.
Back up the truck I myself do not view Hillary as the low or no risk option for VP . . Even if someone follows Justin line of thinking in order to be successful Obama will have to take a chance on Richardson or Edwards . . Hillary would bring more negatives then positives to the ticket. Obama smartest move will be either Richardson or Edwards as his VP pick. IMO Obama - Richardson will defeat the McCain - Huckabee ticket in November.
Originally posted by donwhite
J/O reminds that despite Hillary’s negatives, she is MORE positive to him than her negatives will ever be, considering the make-up of the Dems coalition. That DEMANDS an Obama-Clinton ticket.
Originally posted by grover
If she blows it for the party in Nov. or if it ends up looking that way, she will never be forgiven and her chances after that will be zilch.
McCain's chances to win are none against an Obama-Clinton ticket. His chances are "some" against Obama-Edwards. A lot hinges on just how much of a fight Obama wants during the general election.
Posted by Cyberbian
That was no accident. That was carefully crafted propaganda to relate and equate in the listeners mind, Osama Bin Ladin with Barack Obama.
It is about as low as you can go, even if you are the lowest form of media vermin. I am fairly certain that they have the ability to edit out an unintended content. Even live broadcasts have monitors and delays. Which means that the statement was sanctioned by the organization. Do not blame the actors, blame the producers, directors and the station.
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
As you may have noticed, the candidates were out and about during this Memorial Day weekend. I did notice while watching coverage of Senator Clinto nthat she seemed almost subdued. She was polite and congenial as she coul be, but...did anyone else pick up on that?
“Must they sink this low in pushing Obama out of the race? Clinton is one sneaky lady. And threw the use of these slips, I think they just really opened up a whole new can of worms here. Lets not get into what would happen but lets just keep an eye on this one here. Just take it down as a mental note. However this really came out of no where! I didn’t see this play of events unfolding until just last night.. I’ve been so busy with my life . . “