AP: Obama has delegates to clinch nomination, Clinton open to idea of VP

Discussion in 'Congress' started by Jon, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Jon
    Offline

    Jon The CPA

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    8,101
    Thanks Received:
    1,276
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Fayetteville, AR
    Ratings:
    +1,281
  2. ReillyT
    Offline

    ReillyT Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,631
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +164
    I used to think he shouldn't offer her the VP slot, but I am coming around. I think at the very least he should be considering it for the near term and see how the party unifies in the next month. If there is still great division, then perhaps she would be the right choice.
     
  3. Larkinn
    Offline

    Larkinn Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,598
    Thanks Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +175
    I disagree. I think those like Care and Ravir who hate Obama because of this would still refuse to vote for him, and he wouldn't actually gain anything from offering her the spot.

    That and she has too much star power. She is too powerful to be a VP.
     
  4. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,328
    Thanks Received:
    12,694
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,770
    Hate?

    You really do sound like a Bushbot.
     
  5. Larkinn
    Offline

    Larkinn Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,598
    Thanks Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +175
    Because I say you hate a candidate?

    You 2 have done nothing but spew on all about Hillary has been cheated, and blah blah blah for ages now. Your not as bad as Care is (who called me a sexist, multiple times, despite the fact that I voted for Hillary over a man before), but yeah I'd say you hate Obama from the vitriol you've spewed in his direction.
     
  6. ReillyT
    Offline

    ReillyT Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,631
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    London, UK
    Ratings:
    +164
    I think she still has incredible sway with her supporters. I think most of them will come around of their own accord, but if I am wrong, she could bring most of the rest back. Also, she is very impressive for a VP candidate. She would almost surely outshine McCain's choice, and I don't think Republicans could necessarily mobilize around the idea of Clinton as VP as they could around the idea of Clinton as president.
     
  7. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,328
    Thanks Received:
    12,694
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,770
    You aren't quite as smart as you think you are.
     
  8. Shogun
    Offline

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    30,495
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +2,260
    none of us are.. (well, except for me)

    :razz:
     
  9. maneal
    Offline

    maneal Conservative Commentator

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    Thanks Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Crown Point, Indiana
    Ratings:
    +17
    Its going to be hard for them to backtrack on what they have said about each other. I also think that Barack Obama can do better with someone else.
     
  10. Jon
    Offline

    Jon The CPA

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    8,101
    Thanks Received:
    1,276
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Fayetteville, AR
    Ratings:
    +1,281
    She's pretty much the best (or only) chance he'd have at winning this thing. Anyone else is a roulette game.

    If he really wants to unite the party, she should be his only consideration. What you'll see in the coming months is that more and more bitter Clinton supporters will look to McCain, McCain's lead will increase in swing states, and Obama will beg Clinton to be his VP.

    You're right, though. She's too powerful to be VP, and he's not powerful enough to be President. But hey, can't change the will of the voters at this point. OH WAIT, we CAN, because they did it in Michigan.
     

Share This Page