Obama Refused The VP Ticket
by JoeySky18, Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 05:57:51 PM EDT
There are many blog discussion going on regarding Obama refused the VP ticket. Many Obama supporters took the cue from him and found the offer disgusting. But I see it differently.
The democrat party is now split in 50/50. No matter what Obama supporters want to believe, Hillary got 50% of the popular vote. The Democrat party need to unit and come up with the winning ticket for general election. And the unity ticket is the most clear way to achieve that. We could all agree that this is the ticket that GOP most fear.
Hillary has done her part to unit the party. She recognized that Obama also has 50% support from Democrat voter and deserves to be on the final ticket. Obama did not do his part. If he truly believes that he deserves the top ticket and have the party interest at heart, he could have counter offer the VP ticket.
Instead of touting and mocking Hillary offer, he could have said that "I truly hope that Sen. Clinton would also accept the VP ticket that I will offer". He apparently doesn't have the interest of the Democrat party in mind. He just rejected one of the two possibilities to create the unstoppable ticket for Democrat party.
And if he did offer her the VP ticket later, I don't think it will be easy for her to accept it given his mocking response. And I don't think Hillary's supporters appreciate Obama ridiculed the VP offer. Instead of trying to unit the party, he just drove it further apart. No matter what Obama likes it or not, Hillary has half of the Democrat voters who strongly support her during his 12 straight win. He needs to recognize their decision and earns their votes to win the general election. To assume that those voters would just simple switch to support him is far from reality.