Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Obama and Clinton?

I have been thinking, as have most of us, about the possibility of an Obama/Clinton ticket. Although I feel that this would unite the Democrats in a significant way, I wonder what kind of VP Hillary would make and if she will take kindly to being the second in command. I would love to hear your ideas on this.

7 comments:

G Liz said...

Oh Mamie...I could go on and on and on about this topic...and I've held back for quite some time!

My opinion...she would have made a very strong presidential candidate. The media, however, was far from objective when covering Clinton/Obama, unfortunately. Not to say that either candidate is perfect...

Rush Limbaugh (ok...he may be BEYOND arrogant, but he's not unintelligent) once stated that feminists should be furious at the democratic party's lack of support for Hillary...a woman who has stood for women's causes throughout her career. Hmmmmmm???

I would be thrilled to see Clinton as the VP nom. Ecstatic. The argument on Morning Joe (MSNBC) today was Clinton's potential 'difficulty' in being Obama's 'assistant'... not running the show herself...and if it is actually possible for her to do so...to take orders from Obama (especially when you look at her vast experience).

Again, I would love to see her on the ticket. However, there are many critics who claim it will not happen.

I've refrained from commenting on my blog about this throughout the primaries, due to the sensitivity of such a topic...and I even hesitate to submit this, fearing a potential 'blogger battle' among your readers. I sincerely respect the opinions of all who differ from my own, and hope that the same will be offered to me. (I know YOU will!)

Guess we'll have to wait and see!

mamie said...

You echo so many of my feelings, Gina. Thank you for taking the time to give such a full response. I hope your willingness and thoughtfullness will inspire others to give their opinions.

G Liz said...

WHEW!!! I was a little nervous, but I am oh so happy to hear that you also understand where I'm coming from.

Thank you for asking, as you did, for thoughts. It felt good to write how I think...

It was WONDERFUL to see you last night!!!!

cake or something like that said...

liza said that an O/C ticket is the most beatable ticket out there. who knows. i will put my trust in howard dean (my god, i wish that man would run for president.... again) and just follow along. all i want is for [mc]bush policy to GO AWAY.

mamie said...

Cakers, I challenge Liza to defend her opinion on this blog. And I agree about Dean - one of the most politically significant days of our lives was the day Dean let out the war whoop. The fact that people let this very insignificant event affect his nomination should shame them. George Bush's war whoop was a whole hell of a lot scarier.

Liza said...

I think this is absolutely a terrible idea. People are latching onto it in the name of "party unity," and I think a lot of the concern is because of exit polls where Hillary supporters said they wouldn't vote at all if she weren't the nominee. But I think there's a big difference between people making passionate a candidate as they leave the polls and actually deciding not to vote in November. I'd like to believe that those people will realize that the choice of not voting is much more destructive than that of swallowing their pride.

Also, Obama's weak spots have repeatedly seemed to be his perceived elitism and the way his Muslim father will affect his ability to deal with issues in the Middle East. I've heard a lot of talk lately about Jim Webb, a Senator from Virginia (hey, white Southerner) and former Secretary of the Navy (under Reagan, no less) as a possible running mate, and I think he fills all the possible niches that Obama really needs.

And come on--when Hillary was just the first lady everybody joked that she was actually running the country; I can't imagine what an incredibly overbearing VP (see also: Dick Cheney) she'd be.

mamie said...

Thanks, Liza. I wholeheartedly agree with your final opinion that she would find it hard to stand back when times got tough. I'll be looking into the Southern senator.

I would love to have been a fly on the wall at their discussion last night.