Thursday, December 29, 2011

Obama/Clinton 2012?

There is an interesting article out there today by Robert Reich that mentions the possibility of an Obama/Clinton ticket in 2012.

Reich suggests that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap job titles. Biden becomes Secretary of State and Clinton becomes the VP candidate in 2012.

Reich is a smart man, and this would be a clever play by the Democrats to get Obama re-elected.

Hillary supporters would turn out in large numbers to get America its first female Vice-President.

However, I don't think this is going to happen.

Hillary Clinton is getting older and seems to think she is done with politics.
She has stated that she doesn't plan to continue her job after 2012. She sounds like she is retiring. But you never know -- she might be talked in to it if Obama is struggling in the polls.

The second reason I don't see it happening?

Obama doesn't trust the Clintons.

A lot of the Clintons political enemies end up committing suicide in very unusual ways.