Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe recently weighed in on the veepstakes in a rather surprising way. McAuliffe said that Kaine, not Clinton, would be the party's best option for the second spot on the ticket. Like Obama, Kaine was a civil rights attorney before he entered politics, and as governor of Virginia could help the Democrat's chances of turning that state blue.McAuliffe's other best choice.
Swamp: Terry McAuliffe, chairman of Sen. Hillary Clinton's former campaign for president and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has a running mate for Sen. Barack Obama:
"Hillary Clinton. I don't even think it's a close call,'' McAuliffe said in an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today. "How do you not pick Hillary Clinton? We would sweep all across the country, up and down the valley... Think about it.
"It would be a bold move,'' he said. "I don't think people would expect it... It's be a bold move: Barack Obama, leadership, take this country to a new place, first African American, first woman.... History!... I'm telling you!... All across the country!""
If Hillary Clinton came out and denounced her racist supporters, I'd be more comfortable with Hillary. But she hasn't rejected them, only encouraged them.
She could've put an end to this PUMA stuff but she didn't want to (she still needs their money) and that's why she's not likely to be vice president.
Besides, Obama doesn't need or won't get the PUMA support. He's already got the Hillary democrats -- the PUMAs are NOT democrats. They had their eye on the prize -- the first woman president and all that that meant. These supporters are set to try to make a mockery of the nomination in August. Though, I'm not sure their numbers are large enough to matter.
So why is Hillary's camp still bent on idea that Obama needs Hillary? I have no idea but they're out of touch with reality.
If Obama thinks she's right for him, I wouldn't complain. But Hillary and Bill seem all about preserving power --theirs.