Hillary's "Open to Taking VP Slot"

@anniepa (27231)
United States
June 3, 2008 3:53pm CST
This is "breaking news" just this afternoon. For the first time ever when asked about the possibility of running as the VP on the ticket with Obama, instead of brushing the question off Hillary answered the question directly and said she's open to taking the VP slot. http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=66098 "Clinton, reportedly responding to a question from a congressional colleague, said she would consider becoming the vice presidential nominee if it would help Democrats win the White House." Now that it's really "out there" and not just speculation, what do you think? Will Obama be compelled to ask her? Will the Super Delegates force his hand, which is within their power to do? Finally, no matter which side you're on, do you think this would be a good thing or a bad thing and why? I've flip-flopped on this question more than all the candidates put together have in total and I'm still admittedly not sure how I feel. Annie
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@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I am sure she is open to it, but the question becomes are the DNC and Barack Obama open to it. I think there will be the customary "discussions" which ultimately will lead to Obama taking someone else. I'm not throughly convinced that the Clintonites will accept a VP Clinton. I think there will be an uproar to the possibility of her as VP. Politically, I think there is a slight chance of salvaging unity in a steeply divided Democratic Party, but once again, I am just not convinced that it would be the best move for Obama. I think he needs to take an experienced, "down-home" American son to help him out.
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Since I think that either of these candidates would be preferable to John McCain, I really don't care how they work this out. I support and voted for Obama, and if he wants Clinton as his VP or vice versa, they can work out the details of that. I'm not sure I'd trust Clinton not to hire a hit squad so she could move into first position though.
@jerzgirl (7978)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 Jun 08
Ding ding ding!!! We have a winner!!! I'm sorry, but I have thought that for days and haven't put it in print. Thanks!!!
@jerzgirl (7978)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 Jun 08
She doesn't want to play second fiddle to anyone. If we have her in that position, we will have another D!ck Cheney - except, Obama is no Bush. He has the ability to think logically. So, what we will have instead is an Oval Office full of animosity and infighting because she will try to be in control (does anyone besides me even remember her saying, "we are the President" when Bill was in office??) Having her as VP is the absolute worst thing that could happen. She will do everything she can to undermine him. She is not a graceful loser. Yes, he'll probably be pressured, but as we have seen in this campaign, he kept his cool and didn't allow himself to be drawn into contentious political wordplay. I don't see him allowing himself to be pushed to do something he doesn't want. I think he will make as careful a choice for running mate as he can. If he doesn't - if he falls for the Hillary siren-call - then I have seriously misjudged him!
@jerzgirl (7978)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 Jun 08
Besides, if she becomes his running mate and he loses (which is unfortunately possible because of the shameful & pervasive undercurrent of racism in this country), she will then be associated with a losing team. The theory is she will want to run again in 2012 and that would put a dent in her viability.
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Here's how I feel: Ummmmm- Heck no! LOL Keep her away from the white house at all costs. When this is all said and done, (and it pretty much is for her) I want to hear no more whining or see her ugly smug face anywhere. I'm sick of her and her whining. LOL Now it just seems like she is begging to.
• Canada
4 Jun 08
I think that it would get the Dem's voted in if she was asked to run as VP. However, if I was Obama, I would have to consider the Clintons very shady past. And wonder if I would be able to last a year in office before something went awry. The Clintons have a very strong agenda and do not like to lose at anything. They thought that they had this election in the bag for many years and I am sure underneath all of the smiles and niceties that their is a boiling anger, roaring to get out!
@twallace (2675)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I think that wold be good for her. She would be a great VP and that would be nice for women to be in the office and right there with things going on and she would have some type of say in what is going on. I just hope that they don't throw a monkey wrench in things when Nov. comes.
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
good day.. i just hope that all will go well with your election. United states has many allies both in strategic and economic purposes and with a stronger united states is just as saying a stronger alliance and a stronger economy for all.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I think that would be okay. I think it would be great to give someone a chance for president or vice presidency that never had the chance before. I think a black person and a woman could do the job very well together. We have to take the chance and see how it goes. I just hope we can get someone in there who knows what to do for us and does a good job.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
4 Jun 08
I do not see anything wrong with it. They are both respectable professionals. Although, they don't agree on all the issues, I am sure there is room for compromise. I believe it can be a win, win situation.
• United States
4 Jun 08
I agree with the previous comment, from Toledo. I think it will be a great ticket, appealing to the broadest number of Dem supporters. Plus, I do think all the acrimony will soon be forgotten if they are on the same ticket. It will appear very positive for the Dems that such a hard fought race can still end with the candidates united by what they have in common and joining forces. And what a fantastic combination of youth and experience. Where to I get my bumper sticker? I'm feeling pumped! :)