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'American President': The show goes on

Posted Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 10:38 PM

Hillary Clinton and husband are now suggesting Barack Obama would make a great vice-presidential candidate.

It's a simple yet calculated move to make undecided Democrats awaiting the remaining primaries think of Obama as a vice-president instead of a president.

The Democratic primary war is both fascinating and irritating to watch with each candidate trying to outmaneuver the other.

Maybe primary finalists should be chosen by a series of several-times-a-week TV shows, with a winnowed-down group of 24 -- 12 in each party -competing in debates each week through the spring.

Vote out a few each week until Republican and Democratic finalists are chosen.

Have three pundits instantly critique each performance and let the public vote after each show. Put it on "fair and balanced" Fox, of course.

The show's name? "American President," of course. Might work if there was a way to ensure only registered voters called.


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>>>Hillary Clinton and husband are now suggesting Barack Obama would make a great vice-presidential candidate<<<<

I am thinking maybe Obama should snap up that offer right now...wouldn't you think? Quite honestly I think having both Hillary and Obama on the ticket is the only way that the Democrats will succeed. And after everything that has been put in the spot light this week on Obama. Hillary will get the super delegates..there is no doubt in my mind about that.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Sat, Mar 15, 2008, at 5:45 PM

Im tired of having to vote the lesser of 2 evils, because the margin between the evils keeps getting smaller. Im tired of not having a candidate that I feel represents me. On the Dem. side we have two socialists,and on the Rep. side we have a liberal. Its a bad year for conservatives.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, at 11:42 PM

No the point being that when the Rep primary doesn't mean anything, some of them voted Dem in the primaries to hopefully get the easier Dem to beat in November.

-- Posted by cfder on Tue, Mar 11, 2008, at 5:27 PM

I highly doubt that is the case... People are turning out in droves for Democrat's because they are sick of not being listened to. You'll see...

-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 11:50 PM

So you are saying they will continue even in the general election to vote Democratic?

But I feel like it would be counter productive for them to just vote for the lesser of two evils in the primary if they were die-hard Republicans. I think they would be inclined to get the Democrat on the ticket that a Republican could beat. And it makes Obama's and Hillary's numbers look good until the Republicans go back to their party to vote in the general.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 8:46 PM

Could be any of the above. However when the Rep side is not competitive, I believe some of them are voting for the lesser of two evils on the Dem side.

-- Posted by cfder on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 8:31 PM

But the question is "Why would Republicans vote in the Democratic Primary unless they planned on voting Democratic in the general?" or are they trying to get someone on the Democratic ticket that they can get the most dirt on?

So actually the question is "Do they have a motive or do they really feel it is time for a Democrat?" or maybe they just dislike John McCain?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 7:07 PM

Yeah, but a lot of Republicans voted in the Democratic Primaries.

-- Posted by cfder on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 6:06 PM

Given the unprecedented amount of popular votes for Obama alone, and Hillary alone, they could single handedly defeat any Republican candidate. So far, many of the votes they have received on an individual basis has overwhelmed that of the entire Republican party comined.

-- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 12:12 PM

Monkey, Hillary's sense of entitlement will never allow her to be second banana to anyone. I'm not surprised that she would suggest this twice. She sees the writing on the wall as far as the delegate count goes. This win at all costs mentality of Hillary's along with the mess with Florida and Michigan could turn into a massive train wreck for the Dems. The Rev. Al Sharpton is now threatening to sue the DNC if it counts Florida's primary results in the official presidential delegates tally.

Al was on O'Reilly the other night and said:

"Superdelegates are not Supermen. The party can't say it represents the concept of one-man, one-vote democracy and then make backroom deals that ignore the popular vote and the will of the electorate. They will march in the street to protest a Hillary nomination if she comes into Denver trailing Obama."

Heh... the party that has campaigned for years as representing the "little people" and "every vote counts" is going to be seen as un-representative. Heh.

Me, I'm going be popping lots of popcorn to consume while watching the convention ... ;)

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 10:09 AM

David,

They should place them on American Gladiators or Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader? See how they stand up to the physical punishment of both groups. Heh Now THAT would be a show.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 9:23 AM

yeah he said that about 2 months ago at a debate. She wanted to backhand him.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 9:21 AM

I wonder if Barack is thinking Hillary would be a great VP canidate?

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Sun, Mar 9, 2008, at 11:36 PM


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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.