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The First Fight of the Presidential Campaign

The sun had barely set on the Democratic Primary Race, and already, Sen. Obama and McCain were battling. The issue...

Who gets Hillary as their VP.

McCain needs her to cement his image as a spineless RINO bridge building maverick, and Obama needs her as a life insurance policy.

The two Presidential candidates lost no time in beginning to suck up to Sen. Clinton, who lapped up the attention like Scarlett O'Hara at the Twelve Oaks barbecue. Sen. McCain, speaking in New Orleans yesterday, said
Senator Clinton has earned great respect for her tenacity and courage. The media often overlooked how compassionately she spoke to the concerns and dreams of millions of Americans, and she deserves a lot more appreciation than she sometimes received. As the father of three daughters, I owe her a debt for inspiring millions of women to believe there is no opportunity in this great country beyond their reach. I am proud to call her my friend.

Obama was quick to plant his own smooches at the belle of the ball's feet.
I want to publicly acknowledge Hillary Clinton for the outstanding race that she has run," he said. "She is a true friend of Israel. She is a great Senator from New York. She is an extraordinary leader of the Democratic Party, and she has made history alongside me over the last 16 months. So I am very proud to have competed against her.

As for Sen. Clinton, she just batted her eyelashes, let out a "fiddle dee dee" followed by a genteel giggle, and asked for another plate of barbecue.

On a more serious note, I don't understand why folks are assuming McCain will choose a running mate who will bolster his conservative credentials. After all, conventional wisdom says that in a Presidential election, you run to your base during the primary, then to the center for the general election. McCain ran so far to the middle during the primary season, the only people out there further to the left are Democrats like Lieberman, Obama, and, you guessed it, Hillary Clinton.
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Obama also said "And you can rest assured that when we finally win the battle for universal health care in this country, she will be central to that victory."

I believe that was a very polite way of saying "no way are you going to be my vice president but you can be on my cabinet."
Posted by Doug McCaughan  on  06/05  at  10:08 AM

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