Friday, May 23, 2008

My Stars!

So. Bill now thinks Hillary has "earned" the right to be Obama's choice for vice president. I'm sorry, but that's just plain laughable.

This is the 2004 red state/blue state map. The states with the stars are the ones Hillary won in the primaries that she uses as the reason she should be the nominee. Note the color of the states! With the exception of Michigan they are all Republican states! So she has a devoted cadre of elderly of women who will stand with her until the bitter end. Under-educated, white working class men voted for her in large numbers in West Virginia and Kentucky. This is not the makings of a landslide victory in November!

I realize state demographics change over time; never-the-less this was the pattern four years ago, not from when Bill ran.

On that basis I really don't understand the argument! Maybe it's just me but I have a hunch not. Now she's going to bus her loyal ladies to the credentials committee meeting. To do what? Picket? Protest? This will be a new high in lows.

The biggest reason out of dozens I can think of for why Obama should not choose Hillary is the fact she brings little to the ticket - especially Bill. It is going to be a reach for either Obama or Clinton to win. Obama because of the resistance to his race - which is real. And Hillary because of her negatives and her gender - which is also real. Why would any sane person want to see these two sharing the ticket? It's not a dream; it's a nightmare!

Perhaps it's time, as suggested on the Huffington Post Daily Brief, it's time to stop pressuring Hillary to drop out and start pressuring the superdelegates to step up.


Anonymous said...

Hillary as VP running mate is a sure ticket for disaster and defeat.

As much as I loathe the racial issue in this election, I cannot deny that it exists. Obama needs a strong white male running mate. And if you think about it, that is actually sad. CU

Word Tosser said...

I agree CU it is sad...
Maybe some one like Edwards?
But her remark about Bobby Kennedy really is over the top.... and no matter what she says she meant, it isn't going to float..
And who would want Bill as the co-vice President?