I Want The Dream Ticket!!
by nikkid, Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 06:52:31 PM EDT
I admit I hang out on the PUMA blogs and am a die-hard Hillary Supporter.
Unlike many PUMA's I will support an Obama/Clinton ticket.
First of all, it is unrealistic for Hillary supporters to believe that Hillary can (and should) overthrow the presumptive nominee.
Can you imagine if that happened? (and it won't), but IF it happened and IF Hillary actually accepted (and she won't), then the other half of the party would be sooooo upset, so irate, so utterly pissed off - they not only would NOT vote for Hillary, they would take her down in the Senate and any future she wanted to have in politics.
THAT is not realistic and THAT is not going to happen.
But Hillary Clinton (and her supporters) DESERVE the 2nd spot on the ticket. She has EARNED it.
What runner-up in recent history came this close? And what runner up that did come this close did NOT get the VP spot?
Hillary Clinton is the Best Person For the Job.
She can step into the #1 spot on Day One if needed.
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, she does bring foreign affairs experience - maybe not the number of years that Biden brings - BUT - she does bring much more.....
She also helps with the Economy. There is no question that when you mention the name Clinton, the country thinks "Economy" and Hillary has always polled #1 against other candidate on matters of the Economy.
According to a recent Pew Poll (last week), Obama is losing ground with the BASE of the party. While McCain enjoys 88% of Republican support, Obama enjoys only 72%-78% and that is considered low (compared to Kerry and Gore).
Hillary brings the Base of the Party and VOTES. Biden cannot bring VOTES - he is a nice older white male from Delaware that has been in the Senate for a lifetime - hardly "change". He got about 3-5% of primary voters, hardly exciting. He will not bring Obama VOTES.
Bayh and Kaine MAY bring A State. MAY is the key word - no guarantee at all.
Sebelis has been mentioned, but will - most likely - not deliver Kansas and will not bring more Female voters in spite of what the MSM say. Hillary supporters will look at her with distaste not because she is a bad candidate but because she is not Hillary. She could even lose some Hillary voters.
Any other person that Obama chooses will have Hillary supporters asking "Why not Hillary?"
Hillary can deliver OH, PA (for sure), possibly AR, NV, NM - most all Swing States.
Hillary is the BEST debator there is hands down. No matter who McCain choses, Hillary will be an attack dog - a fighter and will not let up.
Oh Yeah - and "CHANGE" the BIG word that Matters.
Can someone PLEASE tell me how the FIRST WOMAN VICE PRESIDENT (if they win) would NOT BE CHANGE and I mean BIG change?
If Obama choses anyone OTHER than Hillary Clinton, then - for me - it proves 2 things:
1.) He does NOT want to win (because only Hillary Clinton can bring 3 - 5 million guaranteed votes with her).
2.) He was never serious about being a "uniter" or bringing about Party Unity.
If Obama does not chose Hillary as his VP, then I cannot chose Obama for President.