Saturday, February 2, 2008

Obama/Clinton? Clinton/Obama

"And what do you think of the possibility of a Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama ticket?"
Susan in Oregon

Dear Susan-in-Oregon:

Your question seems to be on a lot of people's minds.

First, I just can't conceive of an Obama/Clinton ticket because it's clear to all of us that for at least fifteen years and maybe even thirty, Hillary has had her mind set on the Presidency. I just can't see her acquiescing to a subsidiary role. And if the regime continues for eight years, Hillary would have reached the same age, almost, as the doddering John McCain is today. .

Second, a Clinton/Obama ticket is a distinct possibility because his quest is not so much longstanding (despite the rumor that his desire goes back to kindergarten). He knows that a youthful vice president serving in a successful administration (we hope!) has a good chance of catching that final golden ring. Gore should have, but Barak would learn from Gore's mistakes.

I'll be happy enough that a Democrat wins the presidency. Oh, such a relief! It looks as if it's bound to happen.

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