Hillary Clinton boosts Obama in Chicago

Jul 12, 2008 Full story: www.swamppolitics.com

Sen. Hillary Clinton celebrated a double-homecoming of sorts in Chicago today, visiting the city in which she was born and paying homage to the American Federation of Teachers, which had endorsed her ill-fated ...

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Baby Alex

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Jul 14, 2008
All show no action....I'm sure his opinion will change in a few hours....
lynnette

Lamoni, IA

#2 Jul 16, 2008
First of all, Hillary needs to recover her sense of being a star as a United States Senator and a policy-wonk - but less so as an ex-first lady, ex-candidate for President, and tough lady. As much as she can, she must help to regain support for the Democratic party, and gain support for the winner, that she may have helped (along with Bill and Wolfson and co.) to undermine with certain of her comments during the campaign. After that, or along with it, she can certainly audition for the role of Vice President. Welsey Clark did it -- he was asked to appear on the TV talk shows, Obama did not send him there to speak for him -- and Wesley Clark was "inartful" in Obama's words, and got himself off any VP list he might have been on. Jim Webb went on another talk show, and held his own, but was not spectacular. I saw several Democratic Governors during the recent meeting, on Cspan, but wasn't impressed sufficiently with anyone. I doubt if women who support Hillary would be happy enough with some other woman nominee for VP. I still insist it has to be someone ready to be President in January, or at least to be the top adviser to the President.(The same is true for McCain's VP). Lee Hamilton is a wonderful person, but perhaps too old and definately too nice a human being. Not Biden or Dodd. Not Richardson, because people would say Obama bought his support in the primary (Hillary people would be angry) with the offer of the VP spot. Edwards and Jack Reed say no. I believe them. I am so close to wanting Chuck Hagel for VP that only the thought of his votes on domestic policy, the image of a Democratic "regulars" revolution at the convention, and the consolation that he would be even better as National Security Adviser, stops me from ranking him as my first choice. I do not have a favorite yet. I have non-favorites, and am waiting to see who is most impressive between now and late August. I don't want Hillary (and Bill - and most of all, their Howard and Terry and James gang). I see other roles, as advisers, or as specialists heading key agencies (Arms Control and Disarmament) for Sam Nunn, or White House operations (Congressional Relations for Tom Daschle and Chief of staff with policy advisory role for Leon Panetta, and also a role on the transition team) and advisors on whatever terms are most appropriate for Al Gore, Lee Hamilton, and George Mitchell. I think it would be too much of a jump-up, too quickly, for Congressman Jay Inslee of Washington or Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of RI, who both impress me greatly. I think it has to be someone who won't turn off the "bubba" vote completely, but also won't turn me off either -- The ones I like are far too civilized, I fear -- so who is the best copy of Bill Clinton without his faults?
lynnette

Lamoni, IA

#3 Jul 16, 2008
no, not John Travolta!
Coffee and More

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jul 17, 2008
lynnette wrote:
,...Jim Webb went on another talk show, and held his own, but was not spectacular....
Jim Webb would have been the best possible VP for Obama, but he already removed himself from consideration. After Obama lose in the 2008 election(assuming he submit his real birth certificate to the Federal Election Commission), Webb will be one of the primary contender for the 2012 election.
Sebastian

United States

#5 Jul 25, 2008
who do you think Obama will choose?

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