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    Clinton team pushes for Obama as running mate
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    Hillary and Bill Clinton are again teaming up on Barack Obama -- this time saying the first-term U.S. lawmaker, whom they have derided as inexperienced, would be a strong running mate on a Democratic presidential ticket headed by the former first lady.
    In talking up a joint ticket, the Clintons may be seeking the upper hand, attempting to put her in consideration for the top of the ticket when she so far has failed to win the votes necessary to assure that she would face Republican presidential candidate John McCain in the November election.
    The maneuver may also be aimed at countering an image in voters' minds of Obama as presidential material and at helping restore an aura of inevitability as the party's nominee that Clinton had early in the campaign but lost.
    "The Clintons are in a difficult position," said Dennis Goldford, a political science professor at Drake University in Iowa, who has tracked the presidential race.
    "If she wins the Democratic presidential nomination, she would need Obama's supporters. But she needs to be careful. If this talk of him on the ticket is seen as a cynical maneuver, it could backfire and hurt her," Goldford said.
    Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, an Obama backer, mocked the idea.
    "It may be the first time in history that the person who is running number two would offer the person running number one the number two position," Daschle told "Meet the Press."
    Obama leads Clinton, a fellow Democratic senator, in a bruising race for their party's presidential nomination, but neither is likely to reach the 2,025 delegates needed to become the nominee in the remaining state-by-state contests.
    As Democratic leaders worry about the damage that could be done if neither has a clear lead by the August nominating convention, the party is also trying to decide what to do about election results from Michigan and Florida that do not count because of a dispute over when they were held.
    The Clintons have charged that Obama, a charismatic lawmaker from Illinois, lacks the experience to handle an international crisis as president.
    But since Clinton, a two-term senator from New York, won primary elections in Ohio and Texas, she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have touted Obama as a possible running mate.
    When asked about the possibility last week, Obama said he was focused on winning the nomination. "I think it is very premature to start talking about a joint ticket," Obama said.
    His campaign said on Sunday it was not commenting on Clinton's calls for a joint ticket beyond what the Illinois senator had already said.
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    Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat who has endorsed Obama, derided the suggestion. "The first threshold question about a vice president is, are you prepared to be president?" Kerry told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
    "So on the one end, they are saying he's not prepared to be president. On the other hand, they're saying maybe he ought to be vice president," Kerry said.
    Campaigning on Saturday, in Mississippi, the former president was quoted as saying his wife and Obama would be a dynamic duo, "an almost unstoppable force."
    The candidate implied last week she and Obama may end up on the same ticket, with her on top. Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, a Democratic who has sought to rally support for Clinton in his state's April 22 primary, backed the idea of Clinton and Obama teaming up. "It would be a great ticket," Rendell told NBC's "Meet the Press."
    Considering that Obama is leading Hillary in delegates and is siphoning off superdelegates from her, where do she and Bill get off wanting Obama to play second fiddle to HER? I love the Clintons.

    I mean, Hillary keeps running around saying that Obama doesn't have any experience to be president, but she thinks he's qualified to be vice-president? The vice-president has to be qualified enough to assume the office of president if the president dies. So, she's contradicting herself. Again.

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    They must think it's the best they can do to win the nomination.

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    ^^Pretty much. If Hillary really thought she could win this election, without Obama, she wouldn't even bring the idea of a joint ticket up. But it has to be a political first when the person in 2nd place wants the person in 1st place to take a backseat to them.

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    Well, Hilary wants to be the first for a LOT of things...

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    ^^True. And she expects everybody to roll over for her so she can be first, even when she's in second. Kind of like when Bill was president and she was only the First Lady.

    Edit: SNL did a parody of Hillary's 3 a.m. commercial. It's kind of funny. LOL.

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    They say he isn't qualified to be POTUS, but they want him as Hillary's VP! She knows she can't when without him, and they are looking more scared and desperate as the days go by.. They both have dragged him through the gutter...but they are calling for him to join forces, and be her number two man when you are in first place.. Freaking Hilarious!! It's all about you isn't it Hillary, you need his celestial cult following, not to bright latte drinkers in November don't you...you need him to answer the phone at 3am, huh? You knew all that shit you touted about Canada was a lie, didn't you?

    Calling for him to be your VP, makes him ready for the Presidency..on day one..thank you Clintons!!
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    How egotistical. This isn't very "presidential" of Hillary, or Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    ^^True. And she expects everybody to roll over for her so she can be first, even when she's in second. Kind of like when Bill was president and she was only the First Lady.

    Edit: SNL did a parody of Hillary's 3 a.m. commercial. It's kind of funny. LOL.

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    That shit isn't even funny a tiny bit!! I am losing my sense of humor, I guess...maybe the cold cream and rollers were..fuck that the whole thing stinks!
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