Tuesday, June 03, 2008

This Is Our Time !!!

As well as it should be. But...
It will still be an uphill slog. Barack Obama is faced with a shot gun political wedding with Hillary Clinton. That promises to be a 'dream ticket'? Maybe. But, as David Gergen has said, that might end up like a blissful four-month honeymoon followed by a short, four-year marriage-from-hell. In the mean time, Barry will have to worry about keeping crazy Uncle Bubba away from daughters Sasha and Malia!

11 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Boris said...

If Clinton is Vice President, Obama will feel like he's pulling a two-wheeled cart with two flat tires.

6/04/2008 07:39:00 AM  
Blogger Kentucky Rain said...

I think a ticket with Hillary could have its advantages, but it also has some serious disadvantages. I think, on balance, Hillary should just go gently into that good night. Speaking of good nights last night was sure one of them.

6/04/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger Bob Keller said...

I am confidently predicting Barack Obama WILL BE the next President of the United States!

6/04/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Stella by Starlight said...

Clinton's done too much damage to the party. If she'd acted with class like Obama, I think it would have been a great idea.

For once, I hope the Democrats act smart and put Webb in as VP-elect. I've liked Biden for years, but he might be too much of a Northerner. Dodd may be considered too liberal for the cross over voters. Perhaps Clark might be a good choice.

After their sparring on increasing Veterans' benefits (Obama, yes: McCain, no: me, yes), we need a VP-elect with military experience to country McNoname. For that reason, I'm hoping for Webb or Clark.

6/04/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Stella by Starlight said...

I meant to say "counter McNoname."

6/04/2008 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Blogging4Food said...

Here's the deal - a fall back position to get us through the election:

Make HRC VP. After inauguration, assign (park) her off to health care reform.

As soon as a SCOTUS retires, push her off onto that bus and nominate a real reliable VPOTUS who's workable.

Will that work?

6/04/2008 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger Stella by Starlight said...

Bravo, Ambassador blogging4food. Nicely stated.

6/04/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger Pink Liberty said...

I think it is beyond the pale that Hillary has invited herself to be V.P. I realize that millions of people voted for her and thousands of women are pissed off at the press and who knows what, but neither of those facts create a need for Hillary and Bill Clinton to be back in the White House. Obama, if he's inclined, can simply give her a cabinet position. That's more than enough for her insatiable ego (and all those people who seem to have become identified with it--ignoring or embracing her and Bill's incredibly poor judgment and abysmal campaign).

6/04/2008 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

Despite Hillary Clinton's long, bitter struggle to be the Democratic party's presidential candidate, 80 percent of US women believe her 2008 campaign has made it easier for women to run for the White House.

University of South Florida political science professor Susan McNamus:

"She is the face of women's rights in America today as a consequence of her campaign. Her loss shouldn't diminish the fact her candidacy showed what women can accomplish"

Ellen Dillon 49, from Cape Girardeau, Missouri:

"Now that she's done it, it's more likely someone else can too."

Rutgers University political science professor Susan Carroll:

"She's taken the next big step for women and the presidency."

Former Democratic House of Representatives member Barbara Kennell:

"People said a woman may not be tough enough. She was tough enough. They said she can't raise money or talk about foreign affaires. She did."

Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics director Ruth Mandel:

"I don't see the image of a woman beaten down by sexism. I see a woman standing tall, demonstrating leadership and grit and fighting and breaking through."

The big question is where Clinton's female followers will turn now.

6/05/2008 05:49:00 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Rosa Brooks asks Did Hillary say 'bring 'em on'?

Clinton's failed campaign resembled Bush's style on the Iraq war.

Over time, Clinton adopted strong antiwar policies -- but in February 2007, she irritably insisted to a New Hampshire audience that "if the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that [2002 Iraq] vote or has said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from." Voters across the country took the hint.


But Clinton's Iraq problem went beyond her 2002 vote and her failure to truly repudiate it … ironically, as time wore on, the resemblances between her campaign style and Bush's Iraq strategy become eerie and striking. Like Bush and his Iraq campaign, Clinton, astonishingly, had no clear battle plan beyond the first weeks. Like Bush, she thought victory was inevitable -- she'd stun her opponents with shock and awe, and by Super Tuesday, the Democratic electorate would greet her as their liberator.


Staff loyalty was valued over staff truth-telling, so the boss was kept in a bubble, shielded from harsh truths. Change strategy? Nonsense, no need -- we're winning! Inconvenient facts on the ground? No problem; ignore the reality! Or perhaps we'll try a surge -- too little too late. Rules, regulations or laws getting in the way? Those don't apply to us.


Maybe it was her husband's influence. Bill Clinton famously said that in times of uncertainty, "wrong and strong" beats "weak and right."


But let's be reality-based thinkers. "Wrong and strong" eventually leaves us weaker, because wrong is still wrong …. And Hillary Clinton still isn't the Democratic Party's nominee.

6/05/2008 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger GetaLife-ReadUrNews said...

Mad Mike, some say that Obama can accept Clinton as a running mate, just as Jack Kennedy accepted Lyndon Johnson in 1960.

I say, Barack should stay away from the Clintons and grassy knolls.

6/05/2008 05:06:00 PM  

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