Obama’s Dream Team a Clinton Nightmare?

Published by Pamela Gentry on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 11:52 am.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)By Pamela Gentry, Senior Political Producer

Posted March 10, 2008 – This weekend former President Bill Clinton talked up a Democratic “dream team” with his wife topping the ticket and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in the Vice Presidential spot.  

I’m not sure that’s the same “team” Obama would consider as dreamy.  When asked what he thought about Clinton’s re-assignment of his presidential run, he said, “Well, you know, I think it’s premature. You won’t see me as a vice presidential candidate. You know, I’m running for president.”

“We have won twice as many states as Senator Clinton and have a higher popular vote, and I think we can maintain our delegate count,” he added.

Since Obama’s Super Tuesday sweep, pundits, political watcher and actuarial scientist have wrangled over who can win the Democratic nomination.  They have analyzed the wins and losses; configured future contest; and theorized on what to do about Michigan and Florida; with all scenarios concluding Obama maintaining the delegate lead. 

Obama has recaptured his momentum winning the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday with 61 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 38 percent,  giving the freshman senator 13 caucus wins to Clinton’s 3. 

Obama has generally outperformed Clinton in caucuses, because he’s organized a strong  a strong ground operation and participation is often fueled by voters passion for a thier candidate. 

So what about an Obama-Clinton ticket?  Could that be a “dream team?”

I have two theories why the Clintons have started talking about sharing the ticket with the Illinois senator.

The first is to create a distraction for the media; the second is to imply to voters “a vote for Hillary” could be a vote for Obama.  

Obama was quick to fire back, “no thanks.”

This “dream” theme began when Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) started saying, “I’ve had people say, ‘Well, I wish I could vote for both of you’. Well, that might be possible some day.”  Suggesting folks cast their first vote for her during the primary.   

Tuesday, when folks in Mississippi go to the polls, they should vote for the candidate they want to see as president, that’s how the process works.   

There are an estimated 599 delegates left, nine state primaries and two territories who haven’t voiced their presidential pick, they can’t pick a Vice President, only the nominee can.     

Voters don’t be distracted. 

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Comments

lilbaby26 said on March 10th, 2008

i think that it’s very cynical for her to imply that. he’s not good enough to be president, but he can be the v.p?? why does it seem like it’s mostly the clinton supporters who are for this ticket and not obama? i only think that it’s because she knows that she can’t win with just her base alone. and she’s trying to pander the black vote to voting for her again.

lilbaby26 said on March 10th, 2008

that should have went through bet!!!!!!

"Calethia said on March 10th, 2008

I want Senator Obama as president and I am not interested in a “dream team” with Hillary. they are both very strong personalities and a co-admin with the two of them would be disaster. Go Obama, Go

V said on March 10th, 2008

I would have to agree with lilbaby26. I think that it is really interesting that all of a sudden the Clintons want to have Obama on their ticket as V.P. They know they cannot win on just her vote alone, and I know that there are many Obama supporters who will not vote for her if she gets the ticket. This is simply a desperation mover on her part, but I still do not think that they would get many Obama supporters to vote for her even is he was running as V.P.; people want to see him on top of the ticket.

Soldier of Christ said on March 10th, 2008

Obama should kiss his lucky star to be on her ticket.After the first series Barrack part one, showing his ties to the radical bomber the weathermen on national televison was released should shake up some of your black supporter Part 2 will show his ties to The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, a critic of Israel, his ties to Raila Amolo Odinga. He is the head of the National Muslim Leaders Forum [NAMLEF] in Kenya. His donations ties to muslimsforobama08.com. Pamela, what do you and the african community need a bomb to hit you on the top of your heads to wake up. Stop looking at color-look at the ties. I am half black and I know that there are other good black candidates out there- stop thinking this is the only man for us. Look at the ties, children!!!

Kelin said on March 10th, 2008

This is yet another Hillary personality….that is personality #7…..

Barack is not ready to be PResident…umm I would love to have him as my VP one step away from taking over is something happens to me…..

This is Hillary Sybil at her best…..Black folks, they are just trying to throw you a bone don’t fall for it….there are no package deals….you NEED barack far more than he needs you…..

idrick lil countrty said on March 10th, 2008

well well he do not need the cow he can get a good v.p and still take this thang,he know wat he is doing look open ur eyes,he got more states and delegrates,their r plenty of people who love 2 be on his ticket,change is good if u stop movin backwards,al she trying 2 do is cause drama get someone off their plan it is not working open ur eyes and listen people ….peace…. comin out of lavonia, ga

Leslie said on March 10th, 2008

MY PEOPLE PLEASE VOTE FOR OBAMA, BECAUSE IF HILLARY WINS THE NOMINATION, THEN JOHN MCCAIN WILL END UP PRESIDENT,AND NOBODY WANTS THAT !

Lawanda Cincinnati said on March 10th, 2008

Its nice to see a Women running for Commandor and Cheif but is she really what we want. We look at her cause of what her husband done that means nothing. Their not the same person they dont come from the same place.
Barack have my vote: Im poor and trying to get somewhere in life I havent heard her say anything about the poor we need help to.

MD said on March 10th, 2008

THE MAN HAS CLEARLY STATED THAT HE IS NOT A MUSLIM. HE DID NOT GROW UP MUSLIM. HIS FATHER IS FROM KENYA. HIS WHITE MOTHER IS FROM KANSAS. HIS MOTHER WAS AN ATHIEST. HE GOT HIS MIDDLE NAME FROM HIS FATHER WHO HAD THE SAME. HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN WHEN HE MET HIS WIFE MICHELLE. HE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO KEEP REPEATING THAT. IF A PERSON DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THAT, THEN THEY NEED TO RE-EVALUATE THEIR LOGIC FUNCTION. BECAUSE HE HAS MUSLIM FRIENDS DOES NOT MAKE HIM A MUSLIM. WHO CARES. HE CAN HAVE WHATEVER KINDS OF FRIENDS HE WANTS. THERE IS NOTHING TO “WAKE UP” FROM.

Black and Proud said on March 10th, 2008

We are not going to be driving Mrs Daisy Clinton.
It time we are the ones being driven.

jfffnn said on March 10th, 2008

lilbaby26
Your description of Sen.Clinton is accurate being that for her too mention and Sen.Obama for V.P. is self-serving;However,what she really wants is too be President at any cost,up to and including asking Sen. Obama too be on the ticket with her.That in of itself is crazy since Sen. Obama at this moment is the frontrunner.I think it should be the other way around,Sen. Obama should be mentioning that he may choose her.

Ivy said on March 10th, 2008

Hillary should thank her lucky stars if Barack puts her cynical, backsliding, _ itchy behind on the ticket as vice president. She has really shown her true self in this race. I agree with the young lady in Obama’s camp. “Hillary is a monster”

lilbaby26 said on March 10th, 2008

black and proud, lol, that really does sound like driving mrs daisy clinton. black folk, please don’t fall for the okey doke this time

Shirley said on March 10th, 2008

VOTE OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT. HELL NO TO HILLARY. AREN’T YOU TIRED OF HILLARY’S DIRTY POLITICS? SHE’S COMFORTABLE IN OUR FACE WITH IT, TOO!! WE CAN RECOGNIZE A SLAP TO THE FACE EVEN IF YOUR HAND DOESN’T TOUCH IT. NO TO A VICE PRESIDENCY!! THE BACKLASH OF BILL & HILLARY’S DIRTY POLITICS MUST REIGN!!! VOTE FOR CHANGE!!! VOTE OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!!!! JUST SAY NO TO HILLARY!! GET OUT AND VOTE FOR OBAMA!!

Mike H. said on March 10th, 2008

Soldier of Christ,

Will it take a bomb to fall on your head to realize that Hillary is a lying hyprocrite who has taken the African American vote for granted.

Michael Paris said on March 10th, 2008

Come on people, we all know that Hillary and the rest of Americia had nothing but good to say about Sen. Obama until it became apparent that he was more than some fad that had no chance of winning the nomination, now all the hate had raised it ugly head and will keep thowing every negetive spin it can at him, but we the people(white,black,brown and all inbetween) will not be fooled for we can and we will have change this year. Obama, Obama, Obama!!!!

bradentonreader said on March 10th, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton, is a RACIST BIGOT, belittling Senator Barack Obama, saying that he not qualified to be President of the United, but she thinks he would be a great Vice-President. We remember that in order to be a candidate for Vice-President, one must ready to be President. This Racial Bigotry coming stright from Hillary Clinton, and there are members of the Black Caucus Leaders, who are complicit in a campaign of BIGOTRY against Senator Barack Obama. Racism is wrong, whether it come from a Republican or a Democrat. RACIAL BIGOTRY IS WRONG.

Demont said on March 10th, 2008

Obama should be named as President, because it’s time for a change and he’s the candidate to make it happen

JB said on March 10th, 2008

You Obama supporters are so lost in the hype! He should be happy to get in the white house by any means. You’ll see in Novemeber if he’s the nominee how many people in those red states receive his change message.

Kelly said on March 10th, 2008

The Dream Team should be Obama as president and Hillary as vice. Do you think she want to accept second. I don’t think so- So therefore, who-ever get the vote to run should pick the other to run with them.

descants said on March 10th, 2008

No, no there was already a “dream team” and that was OJ Simpson dream team.

tari said on March 11th, 2008

I also feel Barak Obama isn’t ready or qualified to be president does that make me a racist bigot?
And Hillary didn’t make the Dream team comment it was Bill. A lot of African Americans thrived under Bill Clinton. Alot of you can’t see the issues because your too busy trying to make it a black/white thing. The Clntons are no more racist that Obama is. What about Obama and his NAFTA scandal or the FACT that he was a drug user? It was funny when Chris Rock joked about “the chronic” but Barak isn’t Chris. SOme of us as black folks are way to quick to play the race card

lilbaby26 said on March 11th, 2008

“a lot of african americans thrived under bill clinton”…really? how come we are still talking about the same issues now that were major issues then like the crack/cocaine laws, welfare reform, and more of our black men ending up in prison. and btw, the NAFTA issue was resolved when it was revealed that it was a clinton operative that made that comment and yeah, obama did drugs, but so did bill, dubya, even me. am i not qualified to be president because of that????

descants said on March 11th, 2008

Why is BET now censoring these comments?

val said on March 11th, 2008

Obama using drugs was never proven to be a fact, it was a comment made by a Hillary supporter and someone just picked it up and ran with it. Check your facts people. Also Tari, “WE” don’t owe the Clintons anything. We are still in the same shape that we were before, during and after Clinton took office. Wake up my sista, if you’re going to vote for HillBill then at least have a valid reason. Not because you feel you owe Bill something.

jfffnn said on March 11th, 2008

val
Sen.Obama said in a book that he used drugs when he was young.Unlike Bill Clinton he was honest enough too say he inhaled.What has not been proven is the claim by Bob. Johnson that he sold drugs.

Lady "T" said on March 11th, 2008

Hilary Clinton and her wack black supporters never ceases to amaze me this chick is arrogant, egotistical just down right pompous
To make such a comment.

val said on March 11th, 2008

Thanks jfffnn for correcting me on that. It was him selling drugs that was never proven. I should have checked my facts on that one.

jamaica said on March 11th, 2008

its time for change and its time for a black man to change it dont hate we been in the back so long you all dont never wont to give a man a black man the chance to show we got the power god gave us we shine but you all dont wont that

Lady W said on March 11th, 2008

What is going on with the posts.

Iris said on March 11th, 2008

I’M SO SICK AND TIED OF HEARING ALL YOU CLINTON FANS, SING THE SAME OLD SONG, PARTICULARLY, ALL THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ONES.

“YOUR ONLY VOTING FOR BARACK OBAMA BECAUSE HE’S AFRICAN AMERICAN.”

PERHAPS, YOUR ONLY VOTING FOR HILLARY CLINTON BECAUSE SHE’S WHITE.

I DON’T KNOW, AND I DON’T CARE WHY YOU VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON.

BOTTOMLINE, PEOPLE VOTE FOR WHOMEVER THEY WANT, FOR THEIR OWN REASON. DEAL WITH IT.

SO, FAR THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAS VOTED FOR CHANGE (BARACK OBAMA), AND THEY CONTINUE TO VOTE THAT WAY. MISSISSIPPI WILL SHOW THE SAME.

VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA, A MAN WHO WILL BRING ABOUT POSITIVE CHANGES FOR OUR COUNTRY.

OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA

Kloves said on March 11th, 2008

To TARi…its funny how u want to talk about his drug use at least he came out with it if and Hilary and Bill were hippes so we know they did drugs in the 70s…duh…..As an Mississippi native I’m proud to chose OBAMA as President..People R trying so hard to find something wrong with him…Hilary is good but she is not ready i would love to see a woman running things but she can’t stand the heat as we have seen how she really is as the nominations gets closer and her crazy remarks….Some of the things that are going on with these scandals as some whats to call it has nothing to do with OBAma but with people he know…U Can’t blame someone for others mistake…U People R crazy not 2 Vote FOr HIm…N as I watch his speech last night I didn’t see a Man Giving out Dreams to people but A Man who Wanted change!!!!! Go OBAMA MIssissippi is 4 U!!!

kboogy said on March 11th, 2008

I agree with Iris, we need to vote for who we really believe in, not because of the color of their skin nor their gender but because we believe that they can be lead by God and do what’s right for our country.

Shawn said on March 11th, 2008

The post are being sensored once again in favor of Pope Barack Obama

shawn said on March 11th, 2008

I’m getting so Damm tried of Hilary and Bill. I lost more and more respect from both of them. if you have not ready the willie lynch letter you need to read it. We must not trust our on people, we mus trust them and deepen on them you can see what they are doing right now. They say bill was the black people first President Hell no. The white boy dont no what it really feels to be back person.

bradentonreader said on March 12th, 2008

WHENEVER IT CAME TO RACIAL BIGOTRY, WE HAVE ALWAY BLAMED THE REPUBLICANS, AND NEVER LOOKING AT THE DEMOCRATS. “WE CAN NOW CLERLY SAY THAT BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON, ARE THE FACE OF RACIAL BIGOTRY WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY”.

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