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  •  I can't see her asking him to run with her (13+ / 0-)

    any more than I can see him taking up her offer. Bill's burned too many bridges.

    One conversation in the real world beats one thousand diaries on the rec list.

    by haruki on Sat Jan 19, 2008 at 04:51:59 PM PST

    •  I think she would have to (0+ / 0-)

      The truth is that the party is dividing up pretty heavily into Obama and Clinton camps.  Right now the relations are so bad that I can imagine that some supporters from either camp not going to support the candidate that wins.  That's going to be bad for the democratic party.

      I think the only way that the rift is bridged is if the loser of the primary gets the VP slot.  I think this would work best in the case that Hillary got the nomination, since having the VP slot would anoint Obama as the party nominee in 8 years if they win.  Obama would still be in his early 50's in 2016, which is still pretty young for a presidential candidate.  Then in 2016, he would have both the establishment support, and the experience claim.

      I still think he's got a real good shot of winning the nomination, but if he didn't, I think Hillary would have to nominate him for the VP slot, and he'd have to take it.

      Full Disclosure: I'm an Obama Supporter

      by smash artist on Sat Jan 19, 2008 at 05:08:13 PM PST

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    •  This is not Obama's last hurrah (3+ / 0-)
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      I fully expect Clinton to tap Wes Clark for the VP slot if she wins the nomination.

      And I fully expect Obama to not only support but work hard for the party nominee if it's not him. He's young and has a great future ahead of him. This is not a do or die campaign for him. And he builds lots of good will for the future if he campaigns hard for the eventual nominee.

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