Clinton Suggests Obama for VP

Hillary Clinton has hinted that Barack Obama might be her choice for vice president.

Clinton Suggests Obama for VP Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. acknowledges supporters during a primary night rally Tuesday March 4, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. Clinton is the projected winner of the Ohio primary. Standing with Clinton is are Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Asked on CBS’s “The Early Show” whether she and Obama should be on the same ticket, Clinton said: “That may be where this is headed, but of course we have to decide who is on the top of ticket. I think the people of Ohio very clearly said that it should be me.”

I’m not sure listing states who have said that each should be at the top of the ticket is her ideal strategy given the length of said lists.

Regardless, I share Dave Schuler‘s view that “Hillary Clinton would have to be crazy to ask Barack Obama to be second on the ticket to her top and Barack Obama would have to be crazy to accept.”

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  1. Anderson says:

    Suggests an LOLhillary … “Chutzpah – I haz it.”

  2. yetanotherjohn says:

    In cold hard electoral math, a Clinton-Obama ticket would be the best for the democrats. They would naturally be able to play good cop/bad cop (no points for guessing who plays what).

    But I don’t see either ego being able to fit onto the same ticket with the other. When Obama croons about a new kind of politics that brings us all together, realize that he can’t even bring himself to step forward and say for the good of the party I will accept the VP role if Hillary is nominated and she asks me.

  3. John says:

    I agree with the other John. Their egos are way too big to play second fiddle after this campaign. I imagine the odd one out will sit back and quietly root for John McCain so they can run against him in 2012.

  4. Susan says:

    That woman is such a FAKE. Wasn’t it just this past Monday that she suggested a Republican, John McCain, would make a better president than Barack Obama? And two days later, she’s suggesting he be her second banana?
    She won in Texas by a hair last night, and you have to consider the Republicans that went and voted for her on the urging of Rush Limbaugh. Of course Republicans want us to drag this out as long as possible, and spend our money against each other! Plus, ,they’d have more fun against Hillary, and they won’t have anything against Obama that she hasn’t already tried, which is a bunch of nonsense anyway.
    You have to consider the negativity she used against Obama. He is OBVIOUSLY the better candidate. He knows better not to attack his fellow Democrat in the same way a Republican would. She actually had his skin pigment DARKENED for one of her television ads in Ohio!! A racist democrat as the nominee? All she has is pettiness to go after him. He has more integrity in his little pinky than she has in her entire being. She is nothing more than a Republican in Democrats clothing.
    Obama is still just as ahead as he was before Tuesday. Her dirty tricks have managed to move her no where.

    Howard Dean should sit her down, tell her enough is enough, and make HER consider being HIS V.P.!!!

  5. Brett Bretterson says:

    I’m still hoping Obama wins the nomination, but it’s a poorly-kept secret that if Hillary is the nominee, she’ll pick Wesley Clark as her running mate.

  6. yetanotherjohn says:


    So you support the idea that the woman should submit to the man?

  7. bornonthefourth says:

    Just Words, has anyone noticed Duval Patrick’s approval ratings, lowest in the nation! worse than even Spitzers. Is this a key stat, who wants them on the ticket. A campaign you can xerox. They can all go to Teddy Bear Kennedy’s Obama island = Chappaquiddick where they can get away with murder = Mary Jo Capeskin.
    bitch is the new black

  8. smita says:

    Hilarious discussion between Hillary and obama. Must watch.

  9. James B. says:

    On June 16th the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Sen Obama wrote letters of support to various state and govt officials for Tony Rezko real estate development company. This would seem to contrast what Sen. Obama told the Chicago Tribune in Dec that he never did any kind of favors for Rezko…
    Just words?? I dont want him anywhere near Hillary’s ticket.

  10. Susan says:


    No, not at all. It has nothing to do with that. She needs to stop for the good of the party. She is an embarrassment. I would love to see a female president someday, but not this way. Barack Obama is clearly the candidate whose actions have proven he is the most mature and even-tempered choice. The manner in which he handles all of the attacking she does is proof that he will be one of our greatest presidents in history. The rest of the world will once again respect us because of the class this man exudes.
    The fact that she needs to “submit” to him is because he is the better candidate. Not because she is female and he is male.