June 7, 2008
Hillary tried to force her way onto the ticket Tuesday, trying to elbow her into being Obama’s Vice President. Regardless of what you think of Hillary, even her biggest supporters stated publicly that she handled Tuesday night poorly, and the next day she got the reality check of her life when conference calls with House and Senate leaders made it very clear she needed to bow out ASAP so they were free to endorse Obama.
Not to be pushed around by her strong arming Tuesday (She also let it leak that she would accept the VP position, creating more pressure on Obama) the Obama camp said it was very unlikely she would be Vice President, because it would require Bill Clinton to release all of his financial dealings, including some suspicious donations to his presidential library, as well as other busness dealings he has had since.
Obama also said he would take weeks to choose a candidate and they all needed to be properly vetted.
His push back along with the Hillary getting the same feedback from every direction she looked led her to quickly change her tune, and she soon let it be known she would be publicly endorsing Obama later in the week, and wanted all her supporters to support him.
Will Hillary Clinton by Obama’s Vice President running mate? It’s seeming less likely every day.Â He’s running on fresh change.Â And she’s been part of the old guard. There’s much to respect about Hillary clinton, but she doesn’t match his theme of change.
And the bottom line may come down to this: When you mix stale and fresh, it doesn’t freshen the stale, it stales the fresh.
Note: this post has been slightly updated since it was first posted in January, with the topic being will Hillary choose Obama as HER VP!