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March 14, 2008

Dream Team

I got it. I know how Obama can stop Hillary in her tracks. Definitively. Permanently. If he really wants to stick it to her:

Join McCain's ticket.

McCain/Obama crushes Hillary like a bug. McCain loses the conservatives, but so what. The Libs really donít *hate* him the way they hate Bush, and nobody's really buying his "I'm a conservative" claims.

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That is almost perverse enough to succeed.

circ:

An interesting scenario that seems less likely than Obama/Powell. There is way too much to lose to go this route to beat Clinton at her own game. It would make for some wacky reading though...

Craig:

Um... giving up the lead in the presidential race to become the vice-presidential candidate for the other party? Simply to stick it Hillary Clinton? Somehow the phrase "pyrrhic victory" seems grossly inadequate.

(I mean, as long as you're thinking along those lines, why not go all the way into pro wrestling territory? Halfway through the next debate, Obama suddenly hits Clinton from behind with a folding chair, and announces he's joining the Republican Party, while McCain comes striding out to his theme music and Wolf Blitzer screams incomphensibly into the mike.)

Scott:

C'mon Priest, McCain and Obama have very different political ideologies, and I'm sure Obama would rather see Hilary in office than any republican, McCain included, based on policy grounds alone, if nothing else.

Why would Obama want to ally himself with someone who he disagrees with on most of the major issue (They would seem to have different viewpoints on the economy, Healthcare, and Iraq, though who knows if McCain's politics will change when he is no longer trying to appeal to the far right)

Eric:

Hey guys, I don't think the point of this post is "what do McCain and Obama have in common?" I think it's "who can actually win this election?"

Priest, your idea could definitely work. In a recent LA Times online poll, the paper asked: Who would you vote for in an Obama vs. McCain race? Who would you vote for in a Hillary vs. McCain race?

The results? In the first poll Obama wins by a landslide. In the second poll, MCCAIN wins by a landslide.

Blaine:

I mean, as long as you're thinking along those lines, why not go all the way into pro wrestling territory? Halfway through the next debate, Obama suddenly hits Clinton from behind with a folding chair, and announces he's joining the Republican Party, while McCain comes striding out to his theme music and Wolf Blitzer screams incomphensibly into the mike.

Awesome swerve.

McCain/Obama: this is a j-o-k-e.

But a small one. By the time the Dems settle all of this, McCa will have doubtless announced Condie Rice as his running mate. But, yeah, if Obama *really* wanted to stick it to Hillary, this would do it.

circ:

"McCain/Obama: this is a j-o-k-e."
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Was wondering... How about another scenario? Let's say you are right about the Clinton down-n-dirty meanness, but Obama gets the nomination and asks her to join up as VP. Do you think she would help as VP or ruin things from the inside?

christopher currie:

just curious.. what's McCain's appeal with folks? He's struck me as pretty boring and vague (like a lot of other politicians) in his speeches; and I don't like the idea that he's open for continued Iraq fighting and potential "more wars"..
-- and I know this is "irrelevant" for some, but, uh, has he spoken to any mostly-minority audiences yet?

He's not HIllary or Barrack. That may be all he needs.

He's the only candidate in this who looks or sounds like the president. The question being, is the country *really* ready to make so radical a change?

Christopher Currie:

Priest: you know, you're right-- I had never thought of it that way until now, especially looking back at all the primaries he ended up winning. Wow.

That just depresses me even more, though.. :)

circ:

What's your take on this ultra-analysis of everything candidates, and anyone who hangs around them, say? This recent Clinton remark business is smelling like Obama is doing the anything-to-win dance on the sly. I refer to the 'two candidates' remark.

Oh, I'm sure both Dems are doing the anything-to-wion dance. Obama's just better at it.

McCain really, really is a hard-core conservative. Honest. You don't want him, regardless.

 

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