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Old 12-07-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Hillary Clinton...Obama's ace in the hole? Some are suggesting that one good way of energizing the liberal base is for Obama to dump Joe Biden and add HIllary Clinton to the ticket as his running mate. Politically it may be a smart move because Obama would see a surge in women supporters. This is totally different from what John McCain did. Yes McCain picked Sarah Palin to attract women voters but Palin was not qualified to be VP. Hillary on the other hand is qualified to be president and lets face it, many want to see a Clinton in the White House anyway. Such a move would create a buzz. Add the Occupy Wall Street people with an energized liberal base and the Democrats would have a big victory in 2012. The democrats need to take advantage of the situation because right now the GOP has weak presidential candidates. That fact that GIngrich is leading in the GOP field is very telling that they are in trouble. In addition to making Hillary Clinton VP, it would set her up for a presidential run in 2016. It could be a historic string of elections. The first elected woman president after the first elected African-American president. But Hillary brings something else to the ticket. The Clinton name. We all remember the booming economy under president Bill Clinton. Since Hillary share much of Bill Clinton's political ideas, many would view it as a third Bill Clinton term should she become president in 2016.

Could Hillary Clinton be Obama's ace in the hole? - CNN.com
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Whats wrong with Joe?
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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And Jeb Bush could be the GOP's ace in the hole, since the current field of clowns, bozos, loons, and lying flip-floppers fail to excite the GOP base.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Whats wrong with Joe?
Nothing at all. But as far as a "political" move, adding Hillary to the ticket would jump start the battery. People would see it as a change from the status quo.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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I, as a more conservative voter, am thinking that President Obama could win with Biden still as his Vice President.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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Why does Oblama need an ace in the hole? His minions keep telling us that his re-election is a foregone conclusion.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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Whats wrong with Joe?
Besides being an imbecile and a plagiarist? Nothing.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It would certainly be a bold decision, but it could also backfire on Obama. Clinton would definitely excite the "Steinem" feminists, but these are women who will likely be voting for the Democratic ticket anyway. I think any up tick in the feminist vote would probably be countered by the driving-away of progressives, many of whom see Clinton as being a machine politician who is even more conservative than is Obama. It would also allow the Republicans to paint Obama as being indecisive and disloyal.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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I find it very hard to believe that Hitlery would accept a secondary role as VP. I could be wrong but she doesn't strike me as the type who likes to give up the power to someone else.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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Whats wrong with Joe?
his absent-mindedness

proof here
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