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Who Thinks This is a Good Idea?

For months, the Clinton and Obama campaigns have been hearing suggestions of a so-called dream ticket of Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama. Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, has pressed the idea most aggressively. It also came up in debate last week, and a major Clinton supporter in the Pennsylvania primary, Governor Ed Rendell, has blessed it, too.

And some uncommitted superdelegates - the party leaders and elected officials whose votes may determine the nominee - see such a unity ticket as a way to short-circuit a fight for the nomination all the way to the Democratic convention in August, and to blend the voter bases of the two candidates.

"It would be great to see them on the same ticket - they had attracted so many new voters and so much excitement, it seems so obvious," said Sam Spencer, an uncommitted superdelegate from Maine.

"Hillary would be the LBJ of 1960 - both served longer and had more experience, and LBJ was willing to take the vice presidency. And Obama would only come into his own more as vice president," he said, referring to Lyndon B. Johnson, who was John F. Kennedy's vice president and then successor.


All of you who do, you need to stfu and go home. I don't know if i'll vote for Obama in November, but i sure as hell don't want that Republican bootlicking, right of center, pro-big business woman anywhere near the White House. *shudder*

She just went on tv this morning and threatened Iran with obliteration! We've had 8 years of Bush and Cheney mucking everything up. I don't need another 4-8 years of someone else who's clearly on crack running the country. I don't know if she noticed, but that invasion of Iraq she signed off on in 2003 - it's not going so well. And our military is stretched too thin as it is, trying to fight their two-front war. She thinks we can manage to sustain a three-front war? Or mebbe we'll just "glass 'em" from above. I suppose that would be much much neater.

I will most certainly give my vote to Nader if she's on the ticket. And don't start with your "throwing away your vote" or "helping the Republicans win" bullshit. If anyone's into helping the Republicans, it's Hillary Clinton and her ilk, and i refuse to vote for someone i don't like just because she might be an inkling better than McCain. You can go suck on an egg. She doesn't get my vote for being not quite as loathesome as the other guy. She doesn't get my vote as a default. She has to earn it. Just like everyone else.

By min | April 22, 2008, 2:35 PM | Liberal Outrage


Wow. You're so funny. You still have faith in people's ability to "reason logically". That's so cute.

Allow me to shatter that faith horribly. No need to thank me; it�s what I do.

Here's a section from yesterday's BBC news with the views of 6 "typical" voters from Pennsylvania. You don't have to read them all, I'll give you some highlights.


"His vague plan for a complete pullout from Iraq and his Jimmy Carter-like plans to sit down with Ahmadinejad and Assad do not seem well-thought-out." -Peter Novick

Cause, you know... talking to people is never a well thought out idea.

Here are two great quotes that go great together:

"I am not going to bet my house on it, but I will bet my soul!" and "I am not voting for her just because she is a woman, but the fact that she is a woman means I can relate to what she is going through." -Dorothy Grimes.

I don't know who Dorothy Grimes is, but based on these statements she lives in a mansion, has committed several terrible sins so is not expecting to get into heaven, and has also launched a major bid for the Democratic presidential nomination at some point in her 77 year lifespan.

And my personal favorite:

��if Hillary got in, I believe Bill would be the real force behind her presidency.� �Rais Wilson.

Luckily Rais is an Obama supporter; but there are a lot of Hillary fans who are actually closet Bill fans hoping for a third term by proxy. This is sadly not the case as Hillary clearly "wears the pants" in that family.

In the event of a Hillary vs. McCain ticket in 2008, I ask you... why not go with my "we're completely doomed" back-up plan, write in your votes for a Stephen Colbert/Adam West ticket. At least I know I'm being stupid.

I think she got hit in the head too hard while wrestling Obama on Smackdown last night.

You weren't supposed to reveal that until Friday night!!! The whole ending to Smackdown is now ruined for anyone who didn't look it up on the internet somewhere else!!!