Tuesday, February 26, 2008
A Barack and Bill Ticket Would Leave Dodd in Nowheresville
The first rat to leave the Clinton’s sinking ship was David Wilhelm. US Sen. Chris Dodd has now joined those leaping off the burning deck of the USS Clinton, according to the Hartford Courant.
“[Dodd's]support of Obama may clash with his longtime friendship with the Clintons. After the Republicans swept into Congress on a "Contract with America" wave in 1994, President Clinton picked Dodd as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
“Some pundits had even guessed that Dodd would be a possible vice presidential choice for Hillary Clinton.”
As always in politics, the question arises, “What’s love got to do with it?”
Since Barrack Obama has staked out a political position even further to the left of that of Dodd, he will be fetching around for a moderate Democrat as Vice President, so as to garner more votes from moderate Democrats and Republicans in the general election. A good choice might be Sen. Joe Lieberman, the last moderate Democrat standing in his party.
Or, if only it were possible, why not Bill?
The former president, widely considered a moderate, is not constitutionally prohibited from running for VP, and the ambitions of the Clintons are such that Bill might not immediately reject the move as an ill considered gambit from a presidential candidate of shallow experience.