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  •  Yup, I see several possible angles (1+ / 0-)
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    Maybe they even believe Obama might fall for this rather clever triangulation play:

    Bill Clinton has admitted that her comments re: McCain simply was political game playing:

       But given the Clinton camp's implicit argument that Obama is not ready to be commander-in- chief or handle a 3:00 am phone call, Clinton was asked why then would she consider Obama for the No. 2 spot. "That's politics," Clinton said, not taking the bait, as he would put it. "I think she would be the best president for the reasons I say at every stop... But, you know, he is an immensely talented man. He's brought a lot of energy and a lot of excitement to this race and I don't know who is going to win. It's not over yet, we've got a long way to go."

    We now see a classic Clinton triangulation play:

       This Clinton move should be familiar to any democratic leaders who’ve been around awhile.  It’s the classic Clinton triangulation — and it’s a preview of what we’ll get if she is our President.  Her back is against the wall, so she takes a hard right and starts parroting a republican viewpoint that goes against the democratic platform (i.e., "tough" foreign policy) to try to drum up a little panic, and in the next breath talks about putting Obama on her ticket.  She uses republican talking points to smack the "liberal" wing of the democratic party, polarizes the party into fierce factions, and then offers up the "compromise" — her on top of the ticket.  And superdelegates feel like they might not like it, but it’s the best way to prevent the civil war that Clinton herself fomented.

    Hillary Clinton talks trash against Obama and Bill Clinton offers to "patch it up" by accepting him as her Vice President. At a time when HE IS WINNING the nomination battle.

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    Of course the DLC wouldn't be too unhappy to see McCain defeat Obama since Barack would certainly clean house amongst the Old Guard Democratic Leadership.

    "Oh, come on, being human is overrated." -- Mark Penn

    by Bill White on Sun Mar 09, 2008 at 09:33:55 PM PDT

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    •  I get tired of that talking point (0+ / 0-)

      I like your post and it certainly is about the first thing to actually make me think critically about Clinton in awhile - but what makes you think Obama will clean house?  Or that he'll have the power to do so?  That's placing hope in a politician not to be a politician.  And even if he tries, what that he'll succeed?  The 'old guard' in some cases goes back to Hawaii's statehood.

      •  With Obama we have a chance (0+ / 0-)

        With Clinton? No chance

        And this cannot be about choosing a leftie or liberal version of the Decider-er.

        We need to get involved and stay involved at the Congressional level no matter who is elected POTUS and Obama offers rhetoric in support of that.

        "Oh, come on, being human is overrated." -- Mark Penn

        by Bill White on Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 07:04:12 AM PDT

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        •  assumption (0+ / 0-)

          not even based on polling.  which, this far out can go either way.  but otherwise, you're just grasping at straws - i.e., making up a conclusion based on nothing but personal feeling.

          •  And the reverse is true, why? (0+ / 0-)

            "Oh, come on, being human is overrated." -- Mark Penn

            by Bill White on Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 02:57:25 PM PDT

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            •  reverse of what? (0+ / 0-)

              the assumptions, polling?  all I'm saying is that there is nothing evidentiary to back up that assertion.  nothing.  but plenty of people act like the conclusion of an election between candidates not yet chosen that hasn't occurred is already established.

              not to say I don't think that Obama has been a better candidate (at least for the last two months), I just also think that Clinton can win as well.

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