Election 2008


Democrats Dream of Clinton-Obama Ticket

March 10, 2008 01:48 PM
by findingDulcinea Staff
The Clinton camp continues to hint at the possibility of a “dream ticket.” But Obama still shows no interest in being the running mate.

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While Barack Obama’s camp is avoiding the “dream ticket” question, the Clintons continue to push the idea. Bill Clinton said this weekend that a Clinton-Obama ticket would be “an unstoppable force.”

Clinton commented about his wife’s run for the presidency while at a rally in Mississippi. The state holds its primaries Tuesday.

But while a Newsweek poll released last week suggests 69 percent of Democratic voters now support the idea of a “dream ticket.” Michael Goodwin of the New York Daily News thinks they will be disappointed: “It’s a dream ticket alright, as in dream on.”

Goodwin writes that a Hillary Clinton insider said the joint ticket approach is an effort to belittle Obama by suggesting he is not experienced enough to be president and would lose against Republican candidate John McCain. 

Meanwhile, Obama’s camp is fighting Clinton’s recent tactics, reports The Washington Post, accusing her campaign of trying "to deceive the American people just so that they can win this election."

Former Senate majority leader Thomas A. Daschle, a co-chair of the Obama campaign, recently added his two cents on the issue, as well.

He said Obama does not have "any interest in being vice president," because "he's going to be our presidential nominee."

Headline Links: ‘An unstoppable force’

Opinion & Analysis: Why a joint ticket might not work

Related Links: Polls and Mississippi

Background Links: Clinton hints at a joint ticket, Obama reacts

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