Obama picks Hillary! Obama picks Hillary! Not!


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Update: It’s Biden. Who said Democrats couldn’t keep a secret?

Obama didn’t want Hillary Clinton and the machine around him for the rest of his life. Can you blame him? Wouldn’t you rather shoot the breeze with Joe Biden? Sure.

By Mick Gregory

With McCain’s lopsided win in the debate held by Rev. Warren in California, the DNC leadership are in a panic. They will try and force Obama to pick Hillary as his running mate.

That’s my prediction. We’ll have to see if Hillary wants to chance it with this stalled campaign. Maybe there is so much worry, that Hillary will get the nomination in Denver. Obama has to nip it in the bud and name Hillary his VP before the revolt takes over the convention and makes Hillary the candidate and Obama has to settle for Veep.

Ralph Nader agrees with me.

“He just has to swallow hard and do what JFK did” in picking rival Lyndon Johnson in 1960, said the liberal activist and maverick presidential candidate.

According to Nader’s logic, Obama may dislike Hillary, but will conclude he has no choice but to get over it if he hopes to leave next week’s convention in Denver with a unified party and a decent shot against John McCain in the fall: “The polls show 25 percent of her supporters have not gotten on board.”

“He’s got to be very concerned by the [neck-and-neck] polls and by what happened at Saddleback,” added Nader, referring to the recent candidates forum hosted by evangelist Rick Warren. “He got beat in Saddleback—big time.”

Nader said his own sources—and, to be blunt, they sound a bit sketchy—lead him to believe that Clinton remains in serious consideration. A friend, he said, recently saw Clinton family intimate Vernon Jordan on Martha’s Vineyard and reported the “usually very effusive” Jordan to be suspiciously “tight-lipped.”

It was only in May that Sen. Barack Obama cockily proclaimed he would debate Sen. John McCain “anywhere, anytime.” But in June, Obama said no to McCain’s challenge to have 10 one-on-one town hall meetings

— ibdeditorials.com.

After what happened at Lake Forest, Calif.’s evangelical Saddleback last Saturday evening, we may have found that debating is Obama’s Achilles’ heel. Whether or not you like the idea of such events being held in religious venues, the plain-and-simple method of questioning used by Saddleback pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren revealed fundamental differences between these two men.

“It’s one of those situations where the devil is in the details,” Obama said at one point. He could have been referring to his own oratorical shortcomings when a teleprompter is unavailable. We learned a lot more about the real Obama at Saddleback than we will next week as he delivers his acceptance speech in Denver before a massive stadium crowd.

The stark differences between the two came through the most on the question of whether there is evil in the world. Obama spoke of evil within America, “in parents who have viciously abused their children.” According to the Democrat, we can’t really erase evil in the world because “that is God’s task.” And we have to “have some humility in how we approach the issue of confronting evil.”

For McCain, with a global war on terror raging, there was no equivocating: We must “defeat” evil. If al-Qaida’s placing of suicide vests on mentally-disabled women and then blowing them up by remote control in a Baghdad market isn’t evil, he asked: “You have to tell me what is.”

Asked to name figures he would rely on for advice, Obama gave the stock answer of family members. McCain pointed to Gen. David Petraeus, Iraq’s scourge of the surge; Democratic Rep. John Lewis, who “had his skull fractured” by white racists while protesting for civil rights in the 60s; plus Internet entrepreneur Meg Whitman, the innovative former CEO of eBay.

When Warren inquired into changes of mind on big issues, Obama fretted about welfare reform; McCain unashamedly said “drilling” — for reasons of national security and economic need.

On taxes, Obama waxed political: “What I’m trying to do is create a sense of balance and fairness in our tax code.” McCain showed an understanding of what drives a free economy: “I don’t want to take any money from the rich. I want everybody to get rich. I don’t believe in class warfare or redistribution of the wealth.”

To any honest observer, the differences between John McCain and Barack Obama have been evident all along. What we saw last weekend was Obama’s shallowness juxtaposed with McCain’s depth, the product of his extraordinary life experience.

It may not have been a debate, but it was one of the most lopsided political contests in memory. — iht.com

I have to agree, this was the most lopsided debate win I’ve seen in my life.

I can’t wait to see a few debates. I know there will be only two or three now. And the Democrats will have to try and put the fix in with the “right” kind of journalists asking the questions.

9 thoughts on “Obama picks Hillary! Obama picks Hillary! Not!

  1. Ralph Nader agrees with me.

    “He just has to swallow hard and do what JFK did” in picking rival Lyndon Johnson in 1960, said the liberal activist and maverick presidential candidate.

    According to Nader’s logic, Obama may dislike Hillary, but will conclude he has no choice but to get over it if he hopes to leave next week’s convention in Denver with a unified party and a decent shot against John McCain in the fall: “The polls show 25 percent of her supporters have not gotten on board.”

    “He’s got to be very concerned by the [neck-and-neck] polls and by what happened at Saddleback,” added Nader, referring to the recent candidates forum hosted by evangelist Rick Warren. “He got beat in Saddleback—big time.”

    Nader said his own sources—and, to be blunt, they sound a bit sketchy—lead him to believe that Clinton remains in serious consideration. A friend, he said, recently saw Clinton family intimate Vernon Jordan on Martha’s Vineyard and reported the “usually very effusive” Jordan to be suspiciously “tight-lipped.”

  2. There is no doubt in my mind McCain will soundly defeat Obama if he picks the right vice presidential candidate. Who do you think McCain will choose?

  3. I’m voting for Obama regardless of who he picks…with that said…

    If he chooses Hillary Clinton, I still believe it’s “Change”. In the first place, it’s a historical dream ticket. You have a black man and a white woman. Never happened, never been done, so that’s a big change right there. Next, they both want healthcare, and that’s never been done. There are lots of firsts and “never have been dones” before with both of these folks. What I like most about the ticket is that neither of them graduated bottom of their class. I’m tired of picking C, D, and F students to run the nation. Maybe, if we try putting some educated folks in the White House, we’ll get results. This bottom of the class, “entitled”, “daddy made a phone call” Bush/McBush mess isn’t cutting it. It will be nice to have people in the White House who are men and women of the people. I mean, they’d be representing poor and middle class people, not the country club jet set so much. We need someone who can look after us a little. We’ve been ignored for 8 years and it’s time to shine a little light our way. The rich have gotten richer, so let’s send them on their way and elect Obama. If it’s Obama/Clinton fine, if not, that’s fine, too. Just NO McSAME. He’s too dangerous. I think he’d get us all killed and he’s been thinking about the draft for a while, so it wasn’t just a one time gaffe, it’s been floating out there for months on video at another town hall meeting. I say no to all that bs. Obama 08!!!!!!!

  4. McFossil is too old and he looks out of place on the world stage. He’s out of touch, out of place, and out of date. He wants to chase bin Laden to the “gates of hell” and can barely make it up the steps of his bus. Translation, he needs a draft (because we are short on people in the military) to carry out his fantasies. In short, he wants to play soldier/army men with our children’s lives. He’s not getting my kid. He’s way too dangerous and too out of touch with regular common people to represent us. I want representation. The uber rich have had their time, now it’s ours and I want an “I feel your pain” “man of the people” president. That’s Obama. He knows what it’s like to struggle and have your mom feed you on food stamps, etc. He knows what it’s like to sit down and figure out the bills. McCain doesn’t know that, doesn’t feel that.

    On the world stage, his ideas are prehistoric, and tried failures of G. Bush. We want to keep the failure record going? If so, vote McSame. I need change, I need Obama. Fresh new ideas that work. He’s not a bottom of the class type of guy. McCain is unfit to lead. I believe he’s slipping and senile and really just needs to relax and enjoy life. Go play with his grandkids and take up gardening or something. If he wants a job, be a greeter at Walmart. President, I don’t believe he can handle the everday stress, strain, headaches, travel, etc. of the job. It’s literally too much for him. Obama can run circles around McFossil. All McCain does is speak of war and talk “tough” with these nations that could care less about what he has to say, because they know we don’t have the men to back it up. Enter the draft, that will fail, because there will be people protesting and leaving in record numbers. I’m not letting my child get killed for McCant. He doesn’t look like a strong man. The world’s other leaders appear young and spry. It’s a new generation. Most of the one’s McWar’s age have already stepped down, passed on, etc. They’ve turned the page and most of them are younger than Obama, the same age, or barely older. So, it’s Obama’s peers, his generation’s time to lead. McCain is totally in the dark and I fear it’ll be the new dark age in America if we send this old dinosaur around the world to stand on stage with people who look like his grandkids. We as a country would look so weak and feeble. It’s Obama’s turn. Let him join his peers, his generation on the world stage.

    Obama 08!!!!!

  5. Food stamps? Bills? Obama isn’t rich? Well thats news to me. Do you honestly expect anybody to buy that sack of garbage you’re laying out here? Obama never struggled for jack shit, he graduated from Harvard for crissakes, thats some real street cred there.

    Oh yeah and I cant wait for that health care package buhaha.

    What that means is the bums who refuse to work and people who broke the law to enter the country will have even better health care than they already receive while the average blue collar worker gets the same old treatment and supports everybody else.

    I wish they would reinstate the draft to get the juvenile delinquents off the streets and the illiterate out of the colleges. Are the people you write about that will be leaving in droves due to the draft be illegal aliens per chance? If so we should have reinstated the draft 20 years ago!

    If this country falls for this full on socialist expect the next president to be just as extreme only to the right of Barry. Be careful what you wish for…

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