Late last week, while apologizing for her comments about Bobby Kennedy, Clinton also addressed rumors that she has been in secret talks with the Obama campaign about her being Obama’s running mate: “It is flatly untrue and it is not anything I’m entertaining. It is nothing I have planned and it is nothing I am prepared to engage in. I am still vigorously campaigning. … I would look to the camp of my opponent for the source of these stories. People have been trying to push me out of this ever since Iowa.” Some rebutted Clinton’s statement saying that it was actually CNN and the New York Times that put these stories out, but it’s very possible that Obama leaked a story, has connections that got stories published. I’m not saying he did, and I’m not saying he didn’t. I’m just saying that what Clinton said could be true.
The Obama campaign also denied that any secret talks had taken place.
Meanwhile, Representative Dianne Feinstein (D-CA-Clinton) told reporters the that if Obama becomes the nominee, she would like to see Clinton as his running mate: “I think as this race has emerged each one of them has garnered a different constituency and different states, and therefore when you put the two of them together it forms, I believe, the strongest ticket. Women feel very strongly about Hillary and African-Americans feel very strongly about Barack, and the election results show that, and the young versus old, the higher educated versus the working person. … All these things are sort of separated out into one or the other so there is a logic in combining the two constituencies.”
I honestly can’t see Clinton taking the position as VP, and I can’t see Obama being that stupid. There would be feuds in the White House. It would probably go down as one of the worst President-VP combos since the passing of the 12th Amendment and the choosing of running mates.
Of course their mere bickering now, and the inevitable fist fight some 3 months down the road, should they run on the same ticket, will secure the Presidency for John McCain.
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