Obama’s Decision…

for those of you not keeping track of the Democratic primary (and God knows I normally wouldn’t be, but it’s become quite character study…), here’s what’s recently happened:

  • Obama is still out in front with an insurmountable lead and is within reach of the numbers needed to clinch has clinched the nomination.
  • Clinton has still not officially dropped out or conceded, but has begun to inch that way.
  • There was been speculation that discussions were in place to offer Clinton a Cabinet position in exchange for her kinda just going away.
  • Clinton today, though, apparently told NY lawmakers that she’s “open” to being a VP candidate.

Frankly, if I were Obama and I had been in discussion to offer her a Cabinet position and she pulled this, I’d pull the offer from the table. Maybe after dragging her along for a short bit first, though. As power-hungry as she is, and in how she’s trying to weasel her way into the White House in some way, could he trust her or Bill? I’m thinking not.

I’d been planning for a while now a post how this independent, nearly-libertarian conservative could actually vote for Obama…but in the meantime let me offer this thought: this decision he will need to make soon is a make-or-break decision, and while Hillary may think that uniting the Democrats under a “unified” ticket could help the fall chances, that is simply not the case. The Dems will vote almost completely for whichever candidate is nominated. Her joining the ticket would only serve to hurt Obama beyond measure by pushing independent votes away.

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for those of you not keeping track of the Democratic primary (and God knows I normally wouldn’t be, but it’s become quite character study…), here’s what’s recently happened: Obama is still out in front with an insurmountable lead and is within reach of the numbers needed to clinch has clinched the nomination. Clinton has still…

Comments

  1. I completely agree, Scott. If we're talking about a straight Obama v. McCain race – I will have to do some serious soul searching. But an Obama/Clinton combo ticket is an instant vote for McCain on my part. I find the way she has conducted herself utterly offensive and I am convinced having her in office at this time is not the right and healthy thing for our nation.