Hillary for VP
by masslib1, Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 03:12:23 PM EDT
Obama supporters, what gives? Cheer up. Your guy won. The threads on including Hillary on the ticket are so short-sighted and depressing. Obama doesn't need a white guy to win Appalachia. He doesn't need a woman to win the Hillary Clinton Democrats. He doesn't need a southerner to win NC. He doesn't need a libertarian Democrat to win the mountain west. He doesn't need a latino to win latinos. He doesn't need an old guy to win the elderly. He doesn't need Hillary to win.
He'll win. It's a crap year to be a Republican. But our Party split in two in this primary and there's a good solution to that, run together. It would be fun, and cheery, and unifying and happy. See Todd Beeton's post on what Jesse Jackson has to say on this. He's gets it. Run them together and you start with 36 million voters. Hillary Clinton Democrats miss her already. Think of all those jolly activists if we just run them together. I think Democrats, even those who don't know it yet, would feel thrilled to particpate. Talk about fufilling Martin Luther King JR's Dream in one swoop. I can just see happy, peppy phone bankers and canvassers. Chelsea on the trial for the Dream Team. Bill in the rurals, working states like West Virgina and Kentucky, maybe even flipping Tennessee(dare we dream?). Hillary with the women, maybe even flipping South Dakota(dare we dream?), working states like North Carolina where she currently out polls McCain by almost ten points. And, working the latinos in states like Texas and Nevada. Obama devoting much of his time to the Mountain West, maybe even flipping Montana(dare we dream?). Michelle working the urbans and particularly activating african americans, maybe even flipping Mississippi(dare we dream?). We would win in a landslide. We'd be telling the country Democrats are a family and a great brand, we are new and old, black and white, red and brown and yellow, gay and straight, smart and accomplished, we are united and you'll love our club.
I don't understand it. Forget polling, forget conventional wisdom, forget Clinton hate, racism and sexism. We can do this together. And, we'll be better for it. It'll the most fun election of our lifetimes and every single child in America will be better off for it.
Barack and Hillary, together we can!