Monday, March 10, 2008

Obama Bristles At Veep Talk

"I don’t know how somebody who’s in second place can offer the vice presidency to someone who’s in first place."
- Senator Barack Obama being incredulous at a speech in Mississippi on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the suggestion that he accept an offer to be Hillary Clinton's running partner, even though he has a lead in the delegate count.

Read the entire New York Times article here.

plez sez: if nothing else, those clintonistas have balls! i have no doubt that they will figure out a way to pull off the nomination at the democratic national convention, but to suggest that Obama take the role of second banana while he's in the lead is... ballsy!

billary has been plotting and planning a return to 1600 pennsylvania avenue for eight years now, and you'd have to be crazy to think that they're gonna let some slick talkin' tenderfoot take that opportunity away from them. billary has proven that they can win in those delegate-rich big states, they stopped the bleeding in texas & ohio, they stopped the superdelegate defections, and you can bet your last dollar that they are going to figure out a way to seat those delegates from florida and michigan.

but billary also knows that they won't be returning to 1600 pennsylvania avenue without the Obama's supporters (Blacks and energized independents)... if he's not on the ticket, mccain will walk away with the presidency. the funny thing is mccain can't beat Obama by himself, but he can beat billary without Obama!

plezWorld is still 100% behind OBAMA and i'm still gonna find it difficult to ever vote for billary, but the writing is on the wall: texas & ohio were just as much must-win states from him as they were for her... he's not going to get the nomination with wins in puny states like delaware, vermont, and south carolina... he needed wins in california, new york, and new jersey!

the next must-win is pennsylvania... it's a waste of time (in more ways than one) to spend valuable resources trying to win mississippi.


Villager said...

Plez - Remember how the Wizard of Oz seemed so magnificent and overwhelming until you pulled back the curtain?

After tonight ... Barack will have more delegates and a larger lead in the popular vote than he did before Texas & Ohio primary night

In Texas, Barack won more delegates than Hillary.

Don't lose hope in the Obama machine. It is not as old and as mature as Team Clinton ... but, it is young and powerful and growing ...

peace, Villager

David Sullivan said...

As a Red Sox fan I have spent the first 39 years of my life always thinking the worst. I figured if I just always prepared myself for the worst then I would never be disappointed. And if the Sox won it all then I would be delirious beyond belief. Unless the ball goes through Buckner's legs then prepare to be delerious my cynical friend.

plez... said...

Villager & Dave,

i love your enthusiasm and optimism. i know this thing won't be resolved until the democratic national convention and i just have this feeling in the pit of my stomach that the clintonistas have just enough wiggle room to finagle the nomination... to borrow another sports team analogy, i've been an Atlanta Falcons fan and for us the question hasn't been IF we lose, it has usually been WHEN we lose and by how much! *smile*

to my way of thinking, today's little exercise in mississippi is useless, if Obama doesn't win pennsylvania, it'll be hard for him to roll into the convention with enough steam to keep clinton out of the Big Chair!

The Stepfather of Soul said...

I am similarly of the persuasion that if HRC gets the nomination I may have to vote for McCain. I've tried to resist, but every time I turn around, the Clintons or their surrogates pull something else. It's pretty disappointed.