Hillary “turns down VP slot”.
Let’s clear a few things up…
Obama can dump… I’m sorry, Joe Biden can step down for reasons yet to be determined, by us or him, anytime between now and November 6th.
The argument that it must but done prior to ballots going out is ridiculous. I would ask you, what difference does it make to the voter if they know a Obama-Biden ticket is actually a Obama-Clinton ticket when they pull the lever? And besides that, what happens if a VP meets a very real untimely demise after some ballot deadline passed? In either case, is the election rendered invalid? No, it is not. The President or candidate finds a replacement. Easy.
This is all about positioning.
The Republicans are now trying to throw a wrench into the works by suggesting it… If Obama makes the change it can appear it was at the urging of the Republicans… if he doesn’t make the change it will look, to the Hillary base, like just another example of his incompetency. Kind of fun to watch, and it throws a rope to McCain (by allowing him to float the idea) in his attempt to remain relevant. We’ll see what he does with it.
I’ve talked about this in the past… Hillary must NOT appear to be too eager to take on the role of VP. In fact, she must appear resistant to the idea. It must be positioned as Obama “pulling” her into the role out of complete necessity, with her kicking and screaming all the way. This has to do with a number of things such as party unity and affirming the position of the ‘heir apparent’ Hillary wants, thus saving her a primary challenge and the money that must be spent on one in 2016 win or lose 2012.
Keep in mind if Hillary ends up on the ticket and should the ticket lose, she will have secured the nomination for 2016 and retain plausible deniability in terms of Obama losing. I can hear it already… “He was just SO bad that even Hillary couldn’t save him.”
It’s a win-win for Mrs. Clinton. And Bill for that matter.
When all the Democrats have is Hope that Romney’s tax records will Change the momentous slide of popularity into the Romney camp, why would anyone think Hillary is not a Hail Mary the Religious Left is sending into the huddle? Considering Socialized Medicine, the crown jewel of Socialist America, is at risk… This is the play all of the Leftist Community is rooting for.
Do not think for one second that the Clinton’s are finished with politics… which is what one must think if you dismiss this play.
October is always full of surprises…
It’s also Oktober Fest which is evidence God loves us.