by mtg44234, Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 08:51:48 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton for the Vice President of the United States.
Plain and simple. No arguements. No questions. The only choice.
Here is why:
1. At the end of the primary season, Obama received 51% of the pledged delegates. Hillary recieved 49% of the pledge delegates. This is the most competitive primary season in the history of the United States.
2. Counting the votes: However you want to manipulate the math, Clinton and Obama virtually tied in the amount of votes received during the primary.
3. Hillary is her own woman. Hillary does not need Bill anymore. She has became to the first woman to compete in a primary and actually shown that it can, and eventually will be done, by a woman.
4. Clinton now has a massive list of email contributors. She has established her own following, and they are just as devote to her as Obama's our to him.
5. Every state the borders the State of Ohio went to Clinton. This is very important to remember. She won states with those electoral votes that will reach the 270 mark.
6. Obama's fundraising is slowing.look at the last three months of Obama's fundraising. McCain had his best showing yet in June. Clinton's money machine has stopped and can be reactivated once chosen for the Vice Presidency. They will be motivated!
7. Hillary has shown, especially during the past presidential primary season, that she can take on the media. She will step up and defend President Obama.
8. The role of Vice Presidential Nominee during the campaign is attack dog. Who can best fit this role in defending the new policies of the presidential candidate and go after their opponent? Last time I reasearched this, the Clinton attack machine seems to be very effective.
9. She finished strong in the primaries. Obama could not seal the deal on the nomination until the last state voted. Nothing against our future President of the United States, but what does it say about our party when you go down to the last state and your opponent is still winning, and by impressive margins sometimes?
So, if you have a candidate who has virtually received the same number of pledged delegates as the presidential nominee, received the same amount of the popular vote as the presidential nominee, has her own history making title (as compared to the first African-American) of the first woman to compete for the presidency, has the same amount of online support and financial resources of the presidential nominee, and finally, has more electoral votes of the states won during the primary, what is one to assume Obama is going to do when he picks his Vice President?
Obama/Clinton 2008. That is what he will do.