Wednesday, June 4, 2008



Now, can Obama just name her veep so we can all be done with this horrible bullshit and get on to laughing at the trouncing of McCain?

brad adds:

If Hillary ends up with the VEEP slot, I'll buy Megan something off her Amazon wishlist. There's so many reasons it won't happen I don't even know where to start. The leader in the clubhouse for the VEEP slot is probably Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, but it's a wide open field. (Or at least I'm hoping it's her and not Wesley Clark, who I like but is too military.)


NutellaonToast said...

What?!?! Whether or not she deserves it, Hillary supporters would be so pissed if she didn't get veep after coming so close in the primaries. I don't care whether it's the right thing or not, risking losing so many voters over something as inconsequential as the veep is retarded. The only importance the veep serves is to be next in line, and seeing as how Hillary was obviously second choice this primary, she should be next in line.

brad said...

This is actually the most important VEEP slot in American history. Gore and especially Cheney elevated the office to new heights, and the incoming VEEP will either retain Cheney's control over a virtual shadow government, or be largely tasked with dismantling that structure.
Hillary would not be willing to give up authority, which, to my mind, is more than enough to disqualify her for the job.
Besides which, she doesn't want the slot because it would doom her in 2012 if they lose and it would require Bill to release financial documents he simply is not willing to release, among other pragmatic realities.
Plus Obama plainly wants nothing to do with the Clinton legacy.
It's not going to happen, and neither camp wants it to.

M. Bouffant said...

Sen. O. may offer Sen. Ms. Clinton the veep spot publicly, but it will only be w/ the pre-arranged understanding that she won't take it.

I would guess that the squarest male honkie possible would be the Obama (& probably McCain) pick. You just can't run a guy w/ a touch of the tarbrush & a woman on the same ticket in this country. Yet.

spencer said...

Obama asking Clinton to be his VP would be a huge mistake. She and Bill would overshadow him throughout the campaign and make him look weak.

Most Clinton supporters will find their way to Obama without Hillary. As for those who are too wrapped up in the HRC Cult of Personality to join them, well, it's unfortunate, but there's not a lot you can do about that. As long as Obama tries to address the policy concerns of Hillary supporters through his choice of VP, that really should be good enough.

Adam Eli Clem said...

Obama doesn't really need Clinton's Ellen Jamesian garment-renders to win the general election, but if they somehow manage to spoil an Obama victory, the Clinton name will resonate like Nader's. Forget 2012, forget Senate Majority Leader, she'll get nothing. She'd better watch out for Bloomberg when she goes up for re-election. She's wasted a lot of political capital on an all-or-nothing campaign and I suspect that many (real) New Yorkers could do without the drama.