Sunday, March 09, 2008


Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have been making statements recently suggesting that Obama needs more "experience" and should be Hillary's VP instead. This is nothing but a cynical ploy by the Clintons who know they will need Obama's voters to win the general election should they convince the super delegates to vote for her over him even though he's won twice as many states, more elected delegates, and a higher percentage of the popular vote. I hope it backfires.

Also, John Kerry and Tom Daschle make great points:
Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat who has endorsed Obama, derided that suggestion. "The first threshold question about a vice president is, are you prepared to be president?" Kerry told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

"So on the one end, they are saying he's not prepared to be president. On the other hand, they're saying maybe he ought to be vice president," Kerry said...

Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, an Obama backer, mocked the idea.

"It may be the first time in history that the person who is running number two would offer the person running number one the number two position," Daschle told "Meet the Press."
Damn straight.

You know, I'm not a person who hates Hillary Clinton and never wanted to use this blog as means to go after her like many of our fellow co-bloggers do against Obama, but ever since she started losing primaries to Obama her campaign has gotten worse and worse with the "3 am" ads and statements like these. Do they really want to sour so many Obama supporters whom they will need to win?

1 comment:

Xanthippas said...

I'm also quite fed up with her campaign cynically calling on Samantha Power to quit the Obama campaign after she made her admittedly silly and hyperbolic comments to a reporter. No, we haven't reached the Swift Boat level yet, but this is quite enough politicking for me. And frankly I'm sick of supporters arguing that she's more qualified, as if having one of the biggest lapses of judgment on a matter so crucial to our country's interest as a war, doesn't immediately disqualify her.