AOL blogger Tommy Christopher writes:
There is a gathering consensus among political observers that Senator Hillary Clinton cannot win the Democratic Presidential nomination, and that she should step aside soon for the good of the party.
So far, so good. But then he says “In my view, Hillary Clinton’s most valuable contribution will be at Barack Obama’s side as his vice president” and goes on to make a reasonable case.
Unfortunately, this would be a disaster for the Democratic Party and the country. Here’s why.
Hillary is the new Antichrist. Democrats do not and cannot fathom just how deep the national hatred of Hillary goes, once outside the liberal enclaves they spend virtually all their time caring about. Her shenanigans during this campaign have not endeared her to her fellow Democrats, either. Putting her on the ticket at all will make many people run screaming from the exits, no matter how much they may look up to Obama.
Hiilary is not exactly a shrinking violet. Imagine a joint Obama/Clinton administration in action. Remember Hillary’s health care initiative when she had no official position beyond First Lady? Now imagine her meekly taking her cues from Obama. Ain’t gonna happen.
And that goes double for Bill. I can’t even visualize Bill Clinton acting properly as First Husband (or whatever they’d call it). He’d be impossible as Second Husband.
I hate to even bring this last one up, but it was someone else who recently said something about Hillary using the “Tonya Harding option” if she lost the nomination. Well…considering that list of dead bodies that history has attached to people who crossed the Clintons, do we really want to put Hillary Clinton a heartbeat away from the presidency? I hope to hell Barack is smart enough to know who he’s dealing with here.