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Is it Hillary?
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, August 21, 2008

You have to wonder. Until he announces his choice, you really can't count her out. Obama has had a bad summer, one poll has likely voters giving McCain a 5 point lead and a number of Hillary voters, per the WSJ, aren't coming over to the Obama side:
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that as Democrats prepare to gather in Denver for their national convention next week, the Obama campaign's biggest challenge may be attracting Sen. Clinton's supporters to his campaign. Only half the people who voted for Sen. Clinton in the primaries said they are now supporting Sen. Obama. One in five is supporting Sen. McCain.
As a result:
"Whatever momentum Obama took into the summer, he really appears to have lost," said Neil Newhouse, a Republican pollster who conducts The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll with Democrat Peter D. Hart. "It's as if his campaign has stalled a little bit or coasted."
Jim Geraghty quoting Soren Dayton:
A very good source is telling me that multiple DNC members have told him that Hillary is the person. While not immediately intuitive, Clinton is the candidate who one can easily imagine helping with Barack Obama's numbers. Which seem to be ... in bad shape? Who else would fundamentally shift the numbers? You could see her bringing Democrats back home, etc., in a way that none of the other candidates could.

By the way, she would probably school most Republican VP candidates in the debates. And she and Bill know how to attack attack attack.
And she would bring most of her supporters considering McCain back to the fold.

Strategically, speaking only of the politics, it isn't a bad idea. But were talking the Clintons here. And whether Obama would like it or not, it would be a co-presidency. She also might be enough to further energize the Republican base.
 
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You know...I have been thinking about the whole "Hillary as 2nd Fiddle" thing for a while now. I was stunned when the DNC announced that she (and BillyBoy) would get an entire evening on stage at the convention. Obama didn’t (couldn’t?) finish her off in the primaries and then she was sidelined; so why on earth would he allow an enemy (and there is no other way to look at their adversarial relationship) to get around behind him? Anyone who has observed the Clintons knows that you better keep them in front of you at arms length and be ready to leap out of the way at a moment’s notice when it comes to politics.

Yeah I know the old saw about "Giving Hillary her due" but Barry could have chosen to limit her time (and Bill’s) to a short appearance. Instead they will apparently have an eternity in front of the camera (at least in political time) unless.....they have worked out a deal and she is "the One." I guess you can file this under "Things that make you go "Hmmmmm".
 
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Does she want it? Why not just let the boob lose and run again in 2012?
 
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Hey, a Hillary-Obama, excuse me, I mean Obama-Hillary ticket would mean the big circus had come to town.

And you know, the idea that Obama would pick Hillary really reassures me about his lack of experience.

As far as Michelle goes, I imagine that for her it would be roughly equivalent to having the mother-in-law move in with her and Barack.

Plus, as the VP nominee Hillary once again becomes the heir apparent for 2012 if Obama loses, but would have to wait until 2016, as she approaches 70, if he wins. As people in a hurry, the Clintons have always struck me as ready to take the first opportunity available, which is why I wonder why she would even settle for the VP slot when Obama continues to remain vulnerable at the convention.

Of course, should Hillary be the VP pick and should Obama need to be relieved of the nomination after the convention, for some reason, looking around, why, I see Hillary.

My earlier comment was that a Hill...I mean Obama-Hillary ticket would be like a marriage between two members of the Borgia family.
 
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And to think, just a few days ago I was mocked for suggesting this was who it would be. :-)
 
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The VP decision was probably reached before Saddleback, when O was riding high.

The extra days for the Clintons can easily be seen as a way to assuage them. If they get the VP slot, why assuage them?
 
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