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View Poll Results: What's next for Hilliary now that she's quitting the race?
VP slot 3 11.54%
High level cabinet post 1 3.85%
She just wants party unity and the Dems to win 5 19.23%
Political survival/future run at W-H 8 30.77%
Show me the money/paying off campaign debts 9 34.62%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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O-K besides the obvious (delegate count and all) what really made Hilliary to decide to concede on Friday as reported in the MSM?
Was it a deal cut between Clinton and Obama that will:

a) allow Hillbully get the VP slot
b) help pay off her massive debts
c) actually sees the light and knows she must support Obama for her own political future?
d) getting a cabinet post that oversees health care reform (hello 1994)
e) all or a combination of all of the above?

Don't want to sound too cynical but I can't help think that Hillbully is up to something besides party unity. The Clintons history shows what's on the surface something underhanded is beneath. What do you think is in store for her now that she's quitting the race?
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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What leverage does she have to get anything at all?

I would hope (c) is true, plus that she's a mature adult who wont sabotage her party or let down the people who voted her up.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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Hillary dropped out because the last primary was over. You ever think of that?
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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Hillary dropped out because the last primary was over. You ever think of that?
Boy are you full of.....deep thoughts.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:59 PM
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I think that she and Obama hashed out a deal. What that deal is, I have no clue, but I'm sure she's not walking away emptyhanded.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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She was tampering with political suicide. It would've been proper for her to endorse Obama immediately after it became obvious that he was going to be the nominee. Instead, she showed that it was about her, not the preferred party nominee. Even if she was disappointed that she didn't prevail, she further damaged her reputation by not even acknowledging the immense historical significance of the first black man to be elected to head a major political party for the POTUS. The longer she waited, the more it was to become evident that this race is about her, not the party. This narrowed her future options even further. She's not looking good right now, bordering on being a political outsider to her own party. So she had to act fast.

She had to be TOLD to act now too. She didn't do it on her own. She obviously is not giving Obama the proper respect and for this, she certainly will not be offered the VP spot.

I applaud Jimmy Carter who said that Obama asking Hillary to be his VP would be the worst move that could ever be made. Kudos to Carter!
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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She was tampering with political suicide. It would've been proper for her to endorse Obama immediately after it became obvious that he was going to be the nominee. Instead, she showed that it was about her, not the preferred party nominee. Even if she was disappointed that she didn't prevail, she further damaged her reputation by not even acknowledging the immense historical significance of the first black man to be elected to head a major political party for the POTUS. The longer she waited, the more it was to become evident that this race is about her, not the party. This narrowed her future options even further. She's not looking good right now, bordering on being a political outsider to her own party. So she had to act fast.

She had to be TOLD to act now too. She didn't do it on her own. She obviously is not giving Obama the proper respect and for this, she certainly will not be offered the VP spot.

I applaud Jimmy Carter who said that Obama asking Hillary to be his VP would be the worst move that could ever be made. Kudos to Carter!
Of course you know there's no love loss between the Clintons and Carter. They hate each other.
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