Clinton for VP?

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    VP pick may chafe Hillary supporters - David Paul Kuhn - Politico.com
    About one in five voters who supported Clinton in the Democratic primaries tell pollsters that they are not voting for Obama, according to a mid-July Quinnipiac University national poll of likely voters — a number that’s only slightly lower than when Clinton dropped out and the conventional wisdom had it that support would coalesce around the presumptive nominee after a brief cooling-off period.

    The split isn’t limited to women. “No matter who he picks,” said former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, “the question is going to be raised: Are you telling me that this person would be a better qualified vice president than Hillary Clinton?”

    While there had been speculation that Obama might seek to mend fences by tapping another woman for the role, this seems increasingly unlikely — and it’s not clear that even if it did happen that it would help with Clinton loyalists, especially since the most-often named women all endorsed Obama in the primaries, earning the resentment of many leaders of women’s organizations.

    “If he picked Claire McCaskill or [Janet] Napolitano [or Kathleen] Sebelius, I think it would annoy women,” Ferraro said.

    Ferraro added that “those are women who we spent our lifetime helping run for office” and that “a lot of us are not happy with these women for not supporting Hillary because they came to us for help based in large part on their gender.”

    “I would be very concerned about his judgment if he offered the position to another woman before offering it to Hillary Clinton,” Pappas said, “or any person.”


    What is Obama going to do?
     
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    What the polls tell him to do.
     
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    Hillary has already said she doesn't want it.

    Because she knows he's not going to win, of course.
     
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    Actually she is hoping he doesn't win. If McCain wins, it is very probable that he will be a one term President, Clinton would goi after him in 2012. If Obama wins, Clintons's goose is cooked for eight years. She is then too old to run again.
     
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    Well you're never too old...we've seen that more than once.

    Everyone thought Bush would be one term, too.

    The fact is, the people don't want Dems in the white house anymore.
     
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    yeah, clearly the never too old thing is ah in place right now

    :eusa_shifty:
     
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    everyone is talking about racism, but this makes it look like sexism is just as big an issue
     
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    eh?
     
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    Oh gosh, it's the "If you don't want Hillary you're a sexist" argument. Sort of like "anyone who doesn't like Obama is racist."

    Blither blather.
     

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