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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 11:03 PM
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I think Dan Abrams got it exactly right.
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On Dan's show tonight, Dan said that Obama would likely not pick Clinton to be the VP. But not because it would be bad for the ticket, or it would ruin the brand, or any other reason relating to electability. It would be because many of his supporters just have so much personal hatred towards HRC. In fact, he suggested that even if it was shown that Clinton would dramatically help this ticket, they still would not have her on the ticket because of hatred of her by many Obama supporters (not Obama himself).

I couldn't have put the words better myself. I certainly am not saying this about all Obama supporters (or even all Obama supporters here); there are many here who like Obama without hating Clinton. And I really don't know whether she would help or hurt the ticket. But what disturbs me is that EVEN IF she was certain to help the ticket and bring in more states in the general, there would still be people here that hate her so much that they wouldn't care. They would rather lose with Obama and someone else than win with Obama and Clinton (again, assuming hypothetically that Clinton would be certain to help).

Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail, and Obama can make a VP decision that will be best for him winning in November. And if that choice isn't Clinton (for the reason that she would not help in November), then that's fine. Hopefully it won't be about emotional hatred.
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