posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 11:32 AM
I am not sure I would say drudge is not a reliable source.
He broke the Monica story and was responsible for most of the info we got early on Whitewater (obviously he is no clinton fan).
As for whether Kerry will do this? what choice does he really have, I don't believe that Edwards will cause anyone to vote Kerry, seems he won't
bring many new votes but hillary could bring some, remember she has a huge following, look at the money she raises and all of her bad stuff is out
there, it has been hashed and re-hashed. Now those that hate her surely would not pick GWB and his crew just because she is the VP. That would be
Let me try to logically lay out my thoughts.
Kerry has to be seen as being in the middle (well he is trying).
Edwards is seen as being middle, slightly right
Hillary is seen as somewhat middle but more left.
Okay in this election swing votes and Nader supporters are the big targets for Kerry. Especially Nader as polls show him as being the difference
between Kerry having a shot at it or not.
Okay so looking at Edwards he hits some swing voters but misses on the Nader supporters. Will he bring enough to win? Probably not, he is so close
You bring in Hillary though and you have a shot at getting those Nader supporters. Now even though many here seem to hate her she is a powerful
person who brings in a lot of money and a huge following among women and minorities. So she does target the Nader folks and an interesting mix of
women/minority voters. Let's not forget that many love her husband and that could translate to her (yeah it could go the other way but less likely)
Also she is a big target for the repubicans, but let them attack her and see how long it takes the womens/minority organizations to rally behind her.
Again, more votes possible.
Now before you say this is not possible consider this. Bush did the same thing. He was in the middle, pulled in Cheney to get those on the right.
This is really not so different by putting Hillary on the ticket.
[edit on 6/30/2004 by nativeokie]