Friday, March 7, 2008

Clinton Again Raises Running With Obama

Clinton Again Raises Running With Obama: "HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday again raised the possibility that she might run with rival Sen. Barack Obama on the same Democratic presidential ticket. Speaking to voters in Mississippi, where Sen. Barack Obama is expected to do well in next week's primary, Clinton said, 'I've had people say, 'Well I wish I could vote for both of you. Well, that might be possible some day. But first I need your vote on Tuesday.' It is the second time this week that she has hinted at a joint ticket with the Illinois senator; he has not ruled it out but says it is premature to be having those discussions."
POLS 101:
Note that this time she raised this prospect on her own in a speech. Her plan is pretty obvious. She is going to trash Obama to the point where she gets the nomination. By that time she will have ticked off his supporters. So then she will offer him the VP slot, figuring that his supporters will then vote for the joint ticket because having Obama as VP is better than nothing. They won't like it, and they won't be happy with her, but all she wants to do is win, so if they vote, who cares how they feel? That's her calculation. And Obama is expected to think that he will be next in line in 8 years, by which time he will still be plenty young enough. But if he goes for that deal, not only will he never be President, but he will end up politically ruined. If Hillary Clinton is elected, she will continue in the Clintonian path of destroying the people around her, sabotaging their careers, or placing them under some sort of ethical cloud. She will set Obama up for a fall somehow.

And as for the Obama-Clinton ticket, with him as the President and Hillary as VP, if he is dumb enough to do that (and I think he is way too smart to do it), he had better hire himself an army of food-tasters and make sure that somebody starts the car before he gets into it.


adam said...

Evan McKenzie said...

The Onion is, of course, America's finest newspaper.