Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Obama-Clinton 2012?

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (or as Rush would say, Reiccccccccccccccccccccch) has predicted, in 2012, an Obama-Clinton ticket, to shake things up, inspire the left and clinch four more years. In the article, Reich states that Clinton and Biden will switch positions.

The left has toyed with this notion, since 2008, but I hate to burst their bubble, but there is no way this would happen. It is true that this president will do anything to hold on to the reigns of power, except I don't believe he will go as far to put Hillary Clinton as his number 2.

Let's look back to the fight to 2008. The Democrat Primary got pretty contentious between these two and this can be observed by the political novice by watching those two debate (which got nasty at times), listening to Bill Clinton's comments and conversations , hearing Obama allies call the former president a racist. The Heilemann/Halperin book, Game Change, was quite revealing about the Obama-Clinton rift that I believe still exists to this day.

Obama is clearly a narcissist and like any textbook narcissist, he is not going to follow the Godfather theory of "Friends close-enemies closer," instead, he will put adversaries in positions that don't directly conflict with the attention he will receive or where they will be breathing down his neck. The Secretary of State is a prestigious position, and it does give Hillary some foreign policy chops that her detractors state she lacked, but the Secretary of State is also away from Washington frequently, staying out of the spotlight, while the President stays in it.

Bill Clinton, in a recent interview with O'Reilly, stated he will support the president in 2012, but to me, it didn't sound like a ringing endorsement. Therefore, I believe there is still some resentment there, and to me, it seems as though he'll just go "through the motions" in this cycle.

It's a nice dream for the base of the Democrat Party to have an Obama-Clinton 2012 ticket, but for the reasons stated above, the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton has a better chance of working out than would a "political marriage" of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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