Sure sounds like a concession to me….

In a call today with other New York legislators, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she would be open to accepting the running mate spot were Obama to offer it.

She went on to say she fully understood the delegate count simply wasn’t there to overtake Sen. Obama, but “deserved some time to get this right,” and has said most emphatically she would not concede in her speech tonight.

The question now remains: If she is aware the delegates are not behind her….if she is aware Sen. Obama has effectively taken the nomination with the votes currently in from S. Dakota and Montana….how can she possibly refuse to concede and expect the good will of the party? It looks like nothing so much as a temper tantrum from a spoiled child.

It has been rumored that Sen. Obama would offer Sen. Clinton an important seat on the cabinet; that of HHS secretary to continue with her work toward universal health care. The question of running mate has been up in the air for some time, but it would seem almost incomprehensible to choose Clinton.

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2 responses to “Sure sounds like a concession to me….

  1. leftcoastlibrul

    For a number of reasons. The largest and most persuasive being: Republicans will turn out in droves to vote against her, even as the VP candidate. It doesn’t matter if their candidate is a turnip. Hillary on the ticket=hate machine in full force.

    The second is that should Sen. Obama offer the running mate spot to Sen. Clinton, that means he will have to then take on her baggage. And that includes Bill. Who, much as I love him, will torpedo the campaign. There were already rumors of him sleeping with Gina Gershon, and that was last week, fercyrinoutloud.

    It would also be incumbent upon Sen. Obama to prove that, with both Sen. Clinton and ex-Pres. Bill Clinton so close to the Oval Office, this would be HIS presidency, not theirs behind the scenes. And Hillary Clinton cannot play second fiddle. There was much hoopla about who was really running the show when she was first lady. Voters will immediately think of that.

    All in all, there are too many negatives surrounding the prospect of Hillary as a running mate.

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