It Can't Be Hillary
Submitted By Todd on June 4th at 3:38am
Dick Morris says Hillary can't be Barack's VP selection, because she comes with baggage. Specifically, Bill.
Putting Hillary Clinton on the ticket for vice president creates a ménage-à-trois. Bill will be the unexpected roommate. Even if a President Obama can discipline Hillary and get her to play second fiddle, there is not the remotest chance that he can get the former president to accept such rules.Bill has come unglued enough that he seems unmanageable. But it's more than that, says Morris.
To put Hillary on the ticket is to confront nagging questions about donors to the Clinton Library and Bill’s refusal to release them. It would be to inherit a load of baggage that Obama does not need as he tries to position himself as the candidate of change, antithetical to the corrupt and corrupting ways of Washington.But Morris makes a surprising argument:
Hillary’s recent backers have been downscale whites of both genders who were turned off by Obama’s pastor, wife and other associates and were afraid he might be a Muslim in disguise. Unhappy about voting for a woman, they never really liked Hillary but turned to her when the alternative was Obama.He takes it a step further.
If Hillary had won the Democratic nomination, these latent backers of Hillary in the primaries might still have voted for McCain in the general. Their support of Hillary is purely linked to her opposition to Obama. Were she to join the ticket, they would vote for McCain anyway. After all, Obama will still be black and the Rev. Wright will still be nuts.The stuff about Bill makes sense, but I'm not buying his analysis of Hillary being of no benefit. Hillary on the ticket offers something for everyone, and she would mitigate concerns over his lack of experience and the Obamafia.