Monday, March 10, 2008

I know I said I wouldn't, but.... - Tia

Under the not really a good idea right now, apparently The Clintons have suggested that Sen. Obama run as Hillary's vice-president. Now, I haven't been following the Democratic nomination as closely as I should. Mostly, because we have been inundated with it every hour on the hour and I'm about over it. But I do know that as of right now Sen. Obama has won twice as many states as Sen. Clinton. He has won more of the popular vote than Sen. Clinton and he currently has more delegates than Sen Clinton. But despite all of that I realize that this race is still very close. It could still go either way. So maybe, Hillary was just trying to put the offer out there. Maybe she was just trying to say, "Hey man, if it swings my way, you know you're still in there." But I gotta say, it kinda looks like a bitcha** move on her part. The offer could be construed as saying, "You know you can't win so you should just give up."

I'm not poo-pooing on Hillary. I genuinely like a lot of the ideas that she has for the country. Particularly in the area of health care. But with her fear-mongering commercial (I KNOW y'all saw that mess, with the "Who would you want answering the phone at 3 in the morning" nonsense. Don't use the babies.) and her jumping the gun on extending the olive branch of the "vice-presidency" it almost seems as if she's grasping at straws to get the nomination. In my opinion she's better than that. And people who are on the fence may see her tactics as tasteless and desperate and all of this may backfire on her. She should just play the game and let the chips fall where they may.

Thoughts?

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