Obama-Hillary ticket

@jonesy123 (3950)
United States
June 7, 2008 10:26am CST
Would you find an Obama-Hillary ticket believable and votable? I don't think it would work out between the two of them anyway, but I don't think that voters would feel it to be believable or right. I don't think Obama is even considering her anyway, but still... Would you vote for a combination like that, especially if you were a Hillary supporter before and after all the 'dirt' they threw at each other?
14 responses
@anawar (2406)
• United States
7 Jun 08
jonesy_ First, I don't listen to the dirt. It's irrelevant. I have read Hillary might be interested, but, same as you, nothing from Obama. Some people think the joint ticket will provide the perfect balance. Will HIllary, who wanted the pesidency, be happy as VP. Will she be influential? Women have said over and over again_ "If a woman were president we wouldn't have wars." After we hear from Obama, I can make an educated guess, but I don't know right now, if I would vote for a combination ticket.
@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
8 Jun 08
I think it depends on the electoral math. On paper, Hillary will be able to balance out many of Obhama's weaknesses amongst the white working classes, Latinos and women. I've already been reading on Bloomberg how Hillary made that tactical mistake of not running as a woman candidate as women remained her strongest supporters throughout the primaries. Having Hillary as a VP would also neutralise her - it would pacify her supporters (whom he needs) but not give her much to do. Having said that, I don't think Barak Obhama would want a brand name that had the potential to upstage him. By tradition the VP is supposed to be a quiet role and lets the President get the glory. However, it would be difficult if not impossible to keep Hillary quiet and obscure as Vice-President (no matter how desireable that may be to him) and its especially more difficult when you consider that Hillary comes with Bill as an attachment.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Yes, we will have to wait and see.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I have to wonder, if Obama chooses an unfamiliar VP, will that upset his campaign? It won't take much for people to fear Obama and if he brings in a new person, people who learned to like and trust him, might rethink their decision. With Hillary, everyone knows her and it will feel natural to Americans. I don't think Obama should have waited this long to choose a VP.
@myklj999 (30197)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Jun 08
Just an observation here; why is it a "Obama-Hillary" ticket? Shouldn't it be a "Barack-Hillary" ticket or a "Obama-Clinton" ticket? Is there any particular reason you used Obama's last name and Clinton's first name, or is that just how it came out? Just curious.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Yes, properly it would be Obama-Clinton. But too many people address Obama as Obama and Clinton as Hillary. The latter probably to distinguish her from Bill, lol. I just went with the flow...
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
8 Jun 08
i don't think it will happen. if it would i think it would kind of make it look bad. after the way they trashed each other it is just weird to think of them working together. how can you say what a horrible job someone will do and then become their partner? i don't think it will happen, although if he did it it probably would ensure him a win.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I'm not sure it would ensure a win. Only time will tell...
@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
8 Jun 08
A Obama-Hillary ticket would spell doom to the Democratic Party. First and foremost, there is a bitter division within the party, that can not be helped by adding the opponent to the ticket. Obama must continue his change we can believe in bit. Senator Obama ran a clean campaign lacking all the normal slander and character attacks normally seen in a campaign as close and volatile as this one. Adding a Clinton most certainly diminishes this, as the Clinton's will stop at nothing and can not be controlled. Secondly, I can't see the Clinton supporters voting happily for their candidate to be anything but at the top.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I agree, it would be difficult for Hillary to be in the back position and not the leading position. And it will be difficult for the respective supporters to accept a 'union' so to speak.
@anniepa (27251)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Sure it would be believable and definitely "votable" in that if that's the ticket, that's who I will be voting for. It's really not at all unusual for former opponents to end up as running mates and all things considered the Clinton and Obama rivalry wasn't all that "dirty" in comparison with some past match-ups. There sure was plenty of "dirt" thrown around but it wasn't by either candidate for the most part, rather it was in some cases by supporters of one or the other or by the media. While the personalities of these two may seem to clash now and then when you look at the issues they're not far apart at all, in fact they're nearly identical on some of them. Having said that, I really don't expect Obama to choose Hillary as his running mate but we probably won't know for at least several weeks. One thing it won't be and that's BORING! Annie
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
True, it won't be boring, lol! I just think they are too different but both so strong-headed, I don't think Hillary will just step back into the VP position. Yes, we will have to wait and see.
@snowy22315 (72371)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I dont know how they would mesh on the same ticket. i think first and foremost in Obama's mind is winning in November. I think if he thinks Hillary can help get him there she will be picked. I think if he has too many misgivings about her she won't be. I think he is approaching this the right way though, by considering all options.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I don't think she'll be such a great help for him to win it, unless they want to aim for 'healing the rift' in the party deal. They pretty much shared the same voter base such as minorities and young female voters.
• United States
7 Jun 08
I do not think it is a winnable ticket. All of a sudden they would be buddy buddy, after the nasty primaries. I wouldnt buy it, and I dont think he should be backed into a corner to pick her either. She lost, get on with it already.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
My sentiments exactly. Thanks!
@lisan23 (444)
• United States
7 Jun 08
It's simply not going to happen. Bill refuses to release financial documents to the Obama campaign regarding some of their private fundraisers from before she ran for president, making Obama question where he received the money. Additionally, I don't think they like each other at all. I think a VP and president need to get along, JFK didn't get along with his VP and it caused several problems for the entire country. I'm sad Edwards refused, though. I would've loved an Obama/Edwards ticket.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I don't think they necessarily need to get along, but it would definitely be better if they would. I just think it's too big of a difference in characters. They are both strong-headed and want to lead. I just don't see her in the VP position, lol.
@aplaza (631)
• Netherlands
7 Jun 08
I wouldn't want to waste a vote. It's just not believable is it? Even if for some reason he was talked into it it's not going to be a winning dream team. Not with her redundant baggage. Not to mention having her husband around either. You'd be getting 2 for the price of one. And not exactly two of the best.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Yes, she does carry quite a lot of baggage, especially since she earlier had said it would be out of the question. I think it's a clash of characters that will not work out that well.
• United States
16 Jun 08
No, I would not vote for them together. If he made her his Vice President, it would only be because he was using her and wanted her votes. He does not want her. Michelle does not want her. He will have to choose a white man. He would rather choose a black person, but he knows that will not work. So he will use a white man. And I do mean USE.
• United States
10 Jun 08
Personally, I have seen Obama and Clinton as a dream ticket since long before the primaries started, though I confess that I envisioned it the other way around. Such a ticket offers innovation and experience. It offers perspectives that have long been minimized within the American political establishment. It serves the cause of unity within the Democratic Party, and it enhances the possibility of victory in the November election. Yes, for me it's still the dream team.
• Alexandria, Virginia
8 Jun 08
a Hiliary ticket would be a sure win for Mcain, Mccain would be the direct cause of a 1929 depression
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
8 Jun 08
The only thing I could imagine worse than either of them winning the primary was both of them running on the same ticket. Scares me senseless ...
• India
8 Jun 08
ya... its unbelievable... i would vote for such combination... obama can surely win without her.... but in the bettr intrest they can combine and be formidable.. but prior agreements regarding interference and roles of each other ought to be reached...