Monday, March 17, 2008

#2


There has been all kinds of talk lately of the attempt from the Hillary Clinton camp to suggest a superticket would be to have Barack Obama as her running mate - even though he is leading and she is trailing in the race for the party nomination.

What I fail to understand is why I can't seem to find any discussion anywhere of what kind of ticket the Democrats might present if Clinton were Obama's running mate?

Not that I'm suggesting Obama would go along with that. Or that Clinton, for that matter, would have it. But, why is it a question that hasn't even been posited among the talking heads (as far as I've been able to find) thus far?

Nor, by any means, am I suggesting that Clinton, being a woman, could only be capable of the vice-presidency. Nor am I suggesting that Obama, being black, should be president just so we can say we got a black president. Neither of them should get the job because of their race or gender, nor should either of them be held back for same.

But the assumption that only Obama should be eligible for discussion as the #2 is, um, curious, given his leading position.


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