Biden Thinks Hillary Would Make a Better Vice President

September 10, 2008 · Filed Under Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden ·  

Barack Obama might be exploring a switcheroo with his vice presidential nominee. What else could explain why Joe Biden said today that Hillary Clinton might have been a better pick for the position than him, according to ABC News.

At a rally in Nashua, N.H., a man in the audience told Biden how glad he was that Obama picked him over Hillary, “not because she’s a woman, but because, look at the things she did in the past.”

“Make no mistake about this,” Biden responded. “Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend, she is qualified to be president of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America, and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me.

So much for the old can-do spirit.

Democrats Have Buyer’s Remorse

Pundits all around talked about the impact of Hillary Clinton’s speech today and how an Obama-Clinton ticket would probably have a 10 point bump right now.

The crowd went crazy, and Hillary Clinton’s supporters aren’t sold on Obama.

Joe Biden who?

Does Hillary Want Obama to Win?

August 27, 2008 · Filed Under Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton ·  

Hillary Clinton gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention last night that gave mild praise to Obama and lavish praise for herself.

Many thought she was less than enthusiastic for Obama, and if you look at some of her past words, as chronicled by the AP, it’s not much of a surprise:

Dec. 3, 2007: “So you decide which makes more sense: Entrust our country to someone who is ready on Day One … or to put America in the hands of someone with little national or international experience, who started running for president the day he arrived in the U.S. Senate.”

March 2008. “I know Sen. McCain has a lifetime of experience that he will bring to the White House. And Sen. Obama has a speech he gave in 2002.”

Feb. 23, 2008: “Now, I could stand up here and say, ‘Let’s just get everybody together. Let’s get unified.’ The skies will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect.”

The truth hurts, and the embittered Barack Obama could apparently not get past the comments when searching for a running mate.

MSNBC Hearts Barack Obama

August 25, 2008 · Filed Under Hillary Clinton, News ·  

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell shared an ugly truth about the mainstream media and their affections for Barack Obama yesterday in Denver, according to

While Governor Rendell was supposed to give closing remarks during a panel discussion with the three Sunday show moderators, NBC’s Tom Brokaw, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CBS’s Bob Schieffer, he shocked the crowd with his candid view of coverage of Obama, and an arm of NBC (aka the National Barack Channel):

“Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing. It was embarrassing. MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign… Chris Matthews loses his impartiality when he talks about the Clintons.”

Ed Rendell was a strong supporter of Hillary Rodham during the primaries. So much for unity.

Hillary Ignored as an Obama VP Prospect?

August 22, 2008 · Filed Under Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton ·  

Obama mentioned a few weeks ago on “Meet the Press” that Hillary Clinton “would be on anybody’s short list” as a potential Vice-President.

And that makes sense, since Hillary got about half of the votes in the Democratic primaries. She clearly has a passionate base.

But Senator Clinton was never even vetted for the position, according to

I suppose it’s not so surprising, since her experience trumps that of Obama.

It will be interesting to hear what Hillary has to say (or not say) at the convention.

Hillary Clinton at the Democratic Convention in Denver

August 9, 2008 · Filed Under Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton ·  

The PUMA political action committee is urging delegates to stick by Hillary Clinton and cast their votes for her at the Democratic nominating convention.

The thinking is that this would unify a divided party.

I wonder if this will happen, or if Obama’s ego will get in the way?

The Obama Theme by Ludacris

July 30, 2008 · Filed Under Hillary Clinton, John McCain, News ·  

Rapper Ludacris, who Barack Obama likes to listen to on his iPod, has a new ditty called “Politics: Obama Is Here,” where he lashes out at Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and President Bush.

Very progressive and artistic lyrics referring to Hillary as a bit** and Bush as mentally handicapped, as well as musing “McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed.”

Here are the lyrics to Ludacris’ ode to hatred and divisiveness:

I’m back on it like I just signed my record deal
yeah the best is here, the Bentley Coup paint is dripping wet, it got sex appeal
never should have hated
you never should’ve doubted him
with a slot in the president’s iPod Obama shattered ‘em
Said I handled his biz and I’m one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I’m ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that b^$&%* is irrelevant
Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what?
if you said it then you meant it how you want it have a gut!
and all you other politicians trying to hate on my man,
watch us win a majority vote in every state on my man
you can’t stop what’s bout to happen, we bout to make history
the first black president is destined and it’s meant to be
the threats ain’t fazing us, the nooses or the jokes
so get off your ass, black people, it’s time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I’m sure that’s got ‘em terrified
McCain don’t belong in ANY chair unless he’s paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and I throw em like candy wrap
cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant
and you the worst of all 43 presidents
get out and vote or the end will be near
the world is ready for change because Obama is here!
cause Obama is here
The world is ready for change because Obama is here!

So Obama, is this one on your iPod?

Update: the Obama camp condemns the song, according to Ben Smith at

Hillary vs. Obama in 2012

July 18, 2008 · Filed Under Hillary Clinton ·  

Is Hillary Clinton really committed to getting Barack Obama elected in 2008?

Some folks are wondering otherwise with a domain that was registered on June 10, 2008:

The domain was registered by a company called The Markham Group that bills itself as “a full-service consulting firm serving political, public sector and corporate clients”.

Here is the domain registration record:

Domain registration for

The site for the Markham Group features Hillary on the homepage:

Hillary Clinton and the Markham Group

And the Markham Group page featuring their selected clients includes the “Hillary for President” logo.

I’ve Got Disgust… for Obama

Music video response to “I’ve Got a Crush… on Obama” by the Obama Girl. An uplifting tune backed by bongo playing and timely lyrics about Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama.

Patti Solis Doyle Joins Team Obama

June 17, 2008 · Filed Under Hillary Clinton ·  

There is an interesting post in the American Thinker Blog about the hiring of Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle.

According to the New York Observer, a “political insider” was quoted as saying it was the biggest “F**k you” he’s ever seen in politics.

I wonder what the strategy was behind this hire? An attempt to woo the women and/or Hispanic voters?

If so, it’s sort of unusual, since it seems to be serving to do no more than stoke the flames of animosity between the Clinton and Obama camps.

Recall that Patti Solis Doyle was fired from the Clinton team earlier this year and blamed for strategic errors in the early primaries.

Whatever the reason, it’s a weird move. It alienates Hillary and they are bringing on somebody who was fired for her performance.

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