No Clinton / Obama Ticket, Clinton to Concede Saturday
No Clinton on Obama Ticket, Clinton to concede on Saturday.
Updated: We originally received info that Senator Clinton was going to concede on Friday. Later in the evening other sources began saying that Saturday was the day for concession. The AP followed with a confirmation. We accept that our information was incorrect.
Obama upset that the Clinton's are unwilling to disclose all data from the Clinton Library donors and others Clinton financial s This cost Hillary any chance of a Vice presidential bid. Hillary is set to get out of the race on Friday and endorse Obama. The dream ticket is just that a dream. Politisites thoughts of the perfect VP would be Janet Naplatano of AZ. NowPublic Brings your this info first.
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Clinton to Endorse Obama on Friday
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Friday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said. Her decision came after Democrats urged her on Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama. Clinton’s aides said she would “express her support for Senator Obama and party unity” at an event in Washington that day. One adviser said that Mrs. Clinton would concede defeat, congratulate Mr. Obama and proclaim him the party’s nominee, while pledging to do what was needed to assure his victory.
Her decision came after a day of conversations with supporters on Capitol Hill about her future now that that Mr. Obama had clinched the nomination. Mrs. Clinton had, in a speech after Tuesday night’s primaries, suggested she wanted to wait before deciding about her future, but in conversations throughout the day on Wednesday, her aides said, she was urged to step aside.
“We pledged to support her to the end,” Representative Charles B. Rangel, a New York Democrat who has been a patron of Mrs. Clinton since she first ran for the Senate, said in an interview “Our problem is not being able to determine when the hell the end is.”
Mrs. Clinton’s decision came as some of her most prominent supporters — including former Vice President Walter F. Mondale — announced that they were now backing Mr. Obama.
“I was for Hillary — I wasn’t against Obama, who I think is very talented,” Mr. Mondale said. “I’m glad we made a decision and I hope we can unite our party and move forward.”
Barack Obama can’t possibly be bright enough to capture the Democratic presidential nomination and dumb enough to immediately undermine it by offering second spot on the ticket to Hillary Clinton.
He certainly must know that. He can’t say as much at the moment, since blatant honesty would alienate the Clinton camp, and Obama could still use the Clintons’ drawing power in the months ahead as he sets out on the second leg of his White House quest, the one in which he actually campaigns against the Republicans.
In making her plug for the vice-presidency, Mrs. Clinton spotlighted all the elements that make her eminently unsuitable for the job. She refused even to acknowledge Obama had beaten her in the race for the nomination. He won it fair and square, playing by the rules and amassing the required number of delegates to make him the nominee, yet Mrs. Clinton can’t bring herself to acknowledge as much and accept defeat gracefully.
She clings to the notion that somehow she won -- that if results from the tainted primaries in Michigan and Florida were counted and the caucuses interpreted in just the right way, it could transfer enough support from Obama to her to swing things in her direction. She can’t bring herself to accept what has been obvious for months now, that the party couldn’t possibly ignore its own rules and pretend the primaries in those two states were in any way acceptable. She also can’t bring herself to understand that if the party did try to manipulate the outcome in Michigan and Florida to favour her, it would undermine its own credibility to such an extent that the outcome would become meaningless.
No Vice President Position for Hillary
By: Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
It would be an act of terminal insanity for Barack Obama to name Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential candidate. It would not help him get elected; it would drag all the Clinton controversies into the general election; and it would be a disaster to have her down the hall in the west wing creating dissension and civil war.
Other than that, it’s a hell of an idea!
Start with the election. There are two kinds of people who backed Hillary in the primaries: her original supporters and those who joined her later in the game. Her original backers are all solid Democrats whose arms would fall off before they would back anyone who is pro-life, like John McCain.
They are true believers, feminists, pro-choice advocates, older party loyalists who would prefer Hillary, may have doubts about Obama, but will always fall in line and vote Democratic. The more recent converts are people who are turned off by Obama’s connection to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and who worry that he might be a closet black radical.
Their latent racial fears were heightened by the revelations about Obama’s links with Wright, and they voted for Hillary as the lesser of two evils. Putting Hillary on the ticket will do nothing to assuage these fears.
One wonders if these blue-collar, downscale, racially motivated voters would actually support Hillary against John McCain if she were to win the nomination. They certainly wouldn’t follow her into Obama’s camp just because she was on the ticket.
Obama’s key need in the election is to demonstrate his experience and ability to do the job despite only minimal federal experience. Running with someone whose experience he, himself, derided will hardly solve this problem. Voters only credit Hillary with having experience when her record is compared with Obama’s almost total lack of a record.
Against McCain, she would do nothing to close the experience gap. Better for Obama to choose a senator with long tenure — a Chris Dodd (Connecticut) or Joseph Biden (Delaware) — just as Dukakis chose Bentsen, Bush chose Cheney, and Kennedy chose Johnson.
If Obama put Hillary on the ticket, it would re-raise all of the questions about Bill’s income sources, what he did for Dubai, what he did for Frank Guistra (the Canadian mining executive who gave millions to the Clinton library and whom Bill introduced to the president of Kazakhstan) and whether he will make public his library donors.
Who needs those issues, especially when Obama is trying to wage an anti-Washington-influence-peddling campaign?
Finally, having Hillary in the west wing would be a nightmare. There is no way that Obama could trust her. She would be a throwback to the old days when the president did not consult the vice president on anything, a situation which led Vice President John Nance Garner, FDR’s vice president during his first two terms, to call the office “not worth a pitcher of warm piss.”
Politisite has learned that Hillary Clinton will concede the race and endorse Obama on Firday
AFP: Clinton to quit White House race Friday: reports
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Hillary Clinton is set formally to abandon her White House campaign at the end of the week after having bid an emotional farewell to her loyal staff, media reports said Wednesday.
The reports by several US outlets came a day after Barack Obama secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination and as the party coalesced behind the Illinois senator to take the fight to Republican John McCain.
Clinton, however, had refused to concede Tuesday and said she would deliberate in the coming days.
There was no immediate comment from the Clinton campaign to the reports, which said the former first lady would bring the curtain down on her doomed drive to become the first woman president on Friday.
A Clinton insider told AFP: "She is taking the next few days to review her options and talk to party leaders and uncommitted delegates."
The anti-Clinton faction speaks
Earlier today we posted an Editorial Board item about why Barack Obama needs Hillary Clinton to be his running mate if he's going to beat John McCain. Not surprisingly, some people think that's a really dumb idea. Here are some points made about an Obama-Clinton ticket by Gwen Richardson, an author and political commentator from Houston who has written “Why African Americans Can't Get Ahead: And How We Can Solve It with Group Economics.” She is working on a book about the 2008 election.
You can read her entire column, “Clinton as vice president would be a disaster for Obama,” online. Here's an excerpt:
While Hillary is certainly qualified to be president, she is grossly unqualified to be Obama's vice president. The most important role of the VP is like that of a physician – "first, do no harm." Hillary fails this test on several fronts.
I wanted you to be one of the first to know: on Saturday, I will hold an event in Washington D.C. to thank everyone who has supported my campaign. Over the course of the last 16 months, I have been privileged and touched to witness the incredible dedication and sacrifice of so many people working for our campaign. Every minute you put into helping us win, every dollar you gave to keep up the fight meant more to me than I can ever possibly tell you.
On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans.
I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party's nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise.
When I decided to run for president, I knew exactly why I was getting into this race: to work hard every day for the millions of Americans who need a voice in the White House.
I made you -- and everyone who supported me -- a promise: to stand up for our shared values and to never back down. I'm going to keep that promise today, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life.
I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes are too high and the task before us too important to do otherwise.
I know as I continue my lifelong work for a stronger America and a better world, I will turn to you for the support, the strength, and the commitment that you have shown me in the past 16 months. And I will always keep faith with the issues and causes that are important to you.
In the past few days, you have shown that support once again with hundreds of thousands of messages to the campaign, and again, I am touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness.
I can never possibly express my gratitude, so let me say simply, thank you.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
7:10 pm - CNN Breaking -- Sen. Hillary Clinton will officially end her campaign for the presidency by the end of the week, multiple sources tell CNN.
7:03 PM - NYT Breaking --Clinton Will Suspend Campaign on Friday, Adviser Says
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to suspend her campaign and endorse Senator Barack Obama on Friday after Democratic members of Congress urged her Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama,
according to a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton. Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/?emc=na