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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Should He or Shouldn't He?

The case for and the case against an Obama/Clinton ticket. I continue to believe that Hillary will not be on the ticket for the simple reason that there is no compelling reason why she would want to be. Far better to serve as Majority Leader while waiting for John Paul Stevens to retire. And if Hillary isn't on the ticket, I don't think Obama will pick another woman. The only unanswered question is whether or not significant numbers of Hillary primary voters will stay home or (far less likely in my opinion) defect to McBush without her on the ticket. Almost certainly, Obama's people are furiously polling that very question as we speak, particularly in places like Florida and Ohio (which, signficantly, Obama's people now say he doesn't need to get to 270. You can play with a cool map here to see if you agree). If Hillary does end up on the ticket, you'll know the results of those polls.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

Do you really think Hillary wants to be a Supreme Court Justice? I don't see it, unless she thought she could make Chief Justice, which doesn't seem likely with a "young" guy like Roberts holding that position.

Senate Majority Leader I can definitely see.

6/17/2008 9:59 PM  
Blogger dmarks said...

I think the main reasons that few Hillary supporters will defect to McCain is that 1) they are Democrats! and 2) the Democrat Convention will be used to "rally the troops" and unify everyone.

Hillary on the Obama's ticket? It short of blows out his idea of "change", and adds a corrupt person to his clean campaign.

6/18/2008 4:52 AM  
Anonymous Kvatch said...

Democrat Convention will be used to "rally the troops" and unify everyone.

At least until the police start "pepper-bombing" everyone.

6/18/2008 1:47 PM  
Blogger dmarks said...

Maybe for once the protesters will realize that the First Amendment to the Constitution includes "the right to assemble", and their right to protest does not mean they have the right to disrupt, harass, or even be heard by the Democrats and the press inside the convention hall.

6/18/2008 2:36 PM  

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