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Is this a good idea? (presuming it happens)
I think she'd attract votes, votes that Obama perhaps couldn't attract himself. But I'm not sure how well they'll work together, whether because of any wounds from mud slinging of the campaign or from whether Hillary could bear it.
Good idea, not sure how well it'd work though.
personally I don't think it is.
where the team leader keeps being interrupted by the mouthy one in the group?
really Cheney's distorted the role of the VP - before him, it was a joke position. Gore, Quayle, Bush - no power whatsoever. it depends on what Obama defines the VP role as if he wants her or not, and i can't imagine her settling for a figurehead. maybe, i dunno, she doesn't want to back to Senate that's for sure. senior role in government might be the best solution for all of them.
Bush Gore and Nixon were all very strong VP's.
Cheney has just been THE most powerful.
all two-termers, all pretty defining Presidents - they were in the shadow and were led by their popular boss. they were consultative maybe, but Cheney's made into puppet-master.
that Cheney is the most influential VP. just that it was a joke position before.
Nixon essentially re-defined the role of the VP. He could have even be considered to be approaching Eisenhower's power during E's illnesses.
Bush was arguably nearing in importance due to his Bureaucratic connections.
Gore less than the above, but still a VP of some importance.
Obama would have to decide whether Clinton would be a willing worker, or would she try and be Cheney and lead off with her own policies. although to be honest, VPs and Presidents very rarely are best friends - Kennedy and Johnson hated each other, there's other examples as well.
the media loves the narrative of Hillary as completely ruthless so every single comment she makes on the campaign trail will be studied word for word for the slightest hint she is scuppering his campaign.
I think it'll alienate as many people as it attracts and I just don't see Hilary Clinton as someone who'd be happy to be second in command...
really very unlikely at this point tho.
and twice in a row's not feasible. he wants Attorney General as well.
asides from that...I really don't know.
We have no idea if Obama will go for the traditional methods of selecting his running mate, or whether he will instead choose a person who closesly matches his ideals.
him and Obama have chemistry and he offsets Obama quite well in middle America. i like Bill Richardson, though if you wanted to pick a candidate to piss off the Clinton Democrats even more you couldn't find a better guy : D
just think of how many millions of people there are who'd vote against her on the right.
I think the better option for Obama may be a fairly inoffensive VP who wouldn't take such a high profile role in the administration itself and then giving Clinton a big job in government (Condi's perhaps) once/of the election is won.
but as a compromise I think that would sit better with her than being seen as Number Two - this would give her a position of real power and perhaps a degree of independence she wouldn't have being tied down as VP.
because she's a hugely talented, dedicated and skilled Democrat who'd get things done in whatever department she was in. i just doubt the position of VP would benefit Obama's campaign.
and her family?
SoS is THE cabinet position.
I really don't think Obama is gonna want his FP seen as Hillarys work.
I'd tip her for Health and Human matters.
considering her supporters' big bone of contention is her healthcare plan is better than Obama's. throw them a bone etc.
run with him.
Would anyone seriously trust her and her philandering husband not to undermine them from the inside?
It'd be a repeat of the Ides of March.
her campaign manager. the man is certifiably insane.
Technically she can still be the nominee though.
So not conceding is an attempt to wheedle anything she can out of Obama.
sure she won both comfortably, but at least in part cos Obama didn't campaign there.
I think there is far too much bad blood between them and their campaign teams for it to work now, plus regarding the voters I think this will weaken Obama's status and particular appeal.
On a personal note I fucking hate her so I would be pretty annoyed and I hate the way she is presenting it and putting him on the spot.
with your mom (sic) in the back seat.
She's going to have to get some kind of highish profile role in the new administration surely - it's only common sense - Obama seriously needs to start building the bridges with her core vote. But her as VP would be kind of sickening after she's behaved like such a twat and would risk her overshadowing and interfering with Obama's agenda. Totally not her as Secretary of State - that'd be madness after her sabre rattling on Iran etc.
Something more domestic, I'd hope. She's going to suck it up and realise he's won and make the requisite compromises.
I hear she does good gumbo.