Many pundits have been of the opinion that Clinton would not seek to be Obama’s Vice President, and that she would rather aspire for a bigger, more powerful role in the Senate. Some blogs, like the Obama-backing Dailykos, have been discounting her from the veepstakes, preferring instead to look at popular Clinton backers, like Evan Bayh, Ed Rendell, Ted Strickland and Wesley Clark as possible running mates for Obama.
It is possible that Hillary Clinton has calculated that the Senate role that she was hoping for would be hard to come by, given the fact that most of her Senate colleagues don’t like her anyway, and that the current Democratic leadership in the House has no reason to give way to her, despite her “decades” of experience in Congress. She probably sees the role of the Vice President as her best shot at getting to the upper echelons of the Party.
I remember reading somewhere a few months ago that if Clinton were the Democratic nominee, McCain would win in November even if he chose Britney Spears as his running mate! Well, if she wants to be the running mate (and let’s not think she doesn’t deserve to ask or be asked) Senator Obama now has to carry her baggage too.
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