I’ve doubted this possibility before, that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (who’ve both done well ahead of the pack back when there was a pack) might ultimately end up both on the ticket as President/Vice President. I’ve also been angered when some pundits insist that Obama absolutely MUST invite Hillary as his running mate (since it appears he may be ahead now in super delegates as well); I don’t think any candidate is required to pick his or her failed challenger as veep.
On the one hand, I think it would be exciting to see a biracial man identified most often as black and a woman of any color assume the top spots. Senators Obama and Clinton are both brilliant, committed people with much to offer ALL of America, and not just the blue staters.
On the other, I do not know if it would be enough of an advantage to Obama to bring in Hillary’s supporters to his camp to offset the negatives among which I count the fact that Hillary would truly be wasted in a veep spot unless to bring her closer to the Oval Office as commander in chief next time around.
I won’t bother with the ridiculous banter we keep hearing about the “dangers of having a horny Clenus back at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with more time of his hands.” Until this campaign, Bill was doing some good work. I hope he reclaims his true senior world leader status once the campaign ends because we need him there as much as Hillary perhaps does not (he’s not always aided her campaign, I think).
But how do you feel about an Obama-Clinton ticket? If you’re a Clinton supporter, will you toss your support behind Obama? If you somehow aren’t sure, would having Hillary as veep help you support Obama? Or, if you’re a Barack supporter, how do you feel about who should be his veep running mate?