Should Hillary be Obama’s VP?

So Hillary and Barack have been holding talks…..could it be they’re putting together a joint ticket? Would it be a dream ticket?  Or is Barack Obama better off without her? What do you think John McCain would like to happen?

42 Responses to “Should Hillary be Obama’s VP?”

  1. 1 Ben te Molder
    June 6, 2008 at 09:33

    I don’t think mr. Obama should choose mrs. Clinton as running mate for several reasons.
    The vice-president should by definition be on the background and only step forward if wanted or needed. Hillary is too much a leader herself to be able to really do that and the same counts for her husband. The vice-president should be a reliable advisor without too much an agenda of his/her own.
    Mrs. Clinton should be leading a difficult task which she will bring to a success with her intelligence, fighting spirit and perseverence. Something like reforming health care in the US.
    And thirdly: a combination of a woman and a black man should be a bit of a freaky couple. Too much constructed, not acceptable enoug, not common enough for ordinary people. A combination of these two would certainly not be each one’s atractiveness multiplied by two. America seems ready for a female president or a black president, but them two toegether is a bridge too far according to me.
    Ben from the Netherlands

  2. 2 Mohammed Ali
    June 6, 2008 at 10:10

    If by Sen. Clinton becoming the VP to Mr. Obama will usher him into the White House the she should be.

  3. June 6, 2008 at 10:22

    A resounding NO!
    Isn’t this the same Hillary Clinton who always touted ‘her vast 35 year expereience over Obama’s loud sounding rhetoric’? Is she now ready and willing to be on the same ticket, as VP, with an inexperienced superiro? Such a union is always bound to fail…

  4. 4 umoh, amos (from NIGERIA)
    June 6, 2008 at 10:58


    I completely agree and totally share your sentiments. A good Vice President (that will last perfectly up to 2 terms) will be one that was chosen from day One to be a Vice President and not one chosen due to Happenstance.

    However in other to win OVERWHELMINGLY in November, Obama has to factor in Hilary so as not to lose her support base. How and Where to factor her in is left for Obama’s campaign strategist to figure out. I REST MY CASE….

  5. 5 Alex in Nairobi
    June 6, 2008 at 11:13

    I honestly don’t think Obama would would want to pick Hillary for his VP.

    The two run for the same seat and much as they may not want to tell us, they are very bitter rivals. They may congratulate each other and exchange pleasantries but deep within them lies unspeakable rivary. As such, one will naturally do everything possible to outshine the other.

    That said, I think anything that brings the two together will be plastic, and thin. If Obama wins the presidency with Hillary as his vice, it won’t be long before the rifts between them grow too wide to hide. Of course McCain is dying for the one day that Obama will declare Hillary his running mate.

  6. 6 S. Siamai Kromah
    June 6, 2008 at 11:29

    Let the natural tendency happen, and not a compromise.
    I do not think neither Senator Barack Obama,nor Senator Hilary Clinton was thinking about a joint ticket.

  7. 7 Julie P
    June 6, 2008 at 12:54

    I do not want to see an Obama Hillary ticket. The reason is there so many rabid Hillary haters that they would go out to vote for McCain just to vote against her. It’s long over due that we vote on the issues, not the personalities, and not to vote against someone.

  8. 8 Ogola Benard
    June 6, 2008 at 13:11

    Obama should not make Hillary his VP but Hillary should consult with her task force. Being an MP
    is leadership.

  9. June 6, 2008 at 14:04

    Shame On You Obama

    THERAN – And such a promising lad, we thought. His Thursday outburst on ‘sacrosanct Israel’ and presumptive attack on Iran, and elimination of ‘Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’, that’s the sort of talk my Leader delivers.
    The euphoria is over! You can keep your black Messiah!
    Walking around the Italian Embassy Residence on Monday on Italian National Day in Tehran, and sipping Valpolicello in the cool, summer breeze, I watched the Arab contingent anxiously huddled together, wondering what the interfaith confab in Mecca would bring.
    There are so many issues on the table in the region. What does the Syria, Israeli peace talks entail? The end of the week is always exciting for me as I brush up on my Hebrew before the shabbat.
    At a time that interfaith dialogue is gaining new significance and the prospects of a new era of understanding and toleration, belligerent talk and bombast is so out of place.
    We have seen the ravages of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, still no palpable peace in sight. Oil is no cheaper with the Russian colossus dictating energy prices.
    There is also such a thing as Europe, which has an unbroken record of economic and political ties with Iran. Why not ask someone who knows, Messrs. Obama, Hillary and Macaine.

  10. 10 Justin in Iowa
    June 6, 2008 at 14:11

    no. No. NO!!

    Hillary has tried to drag Obama through the mud, adding her to the ticket makes him look weak. Moreover, the difference between their policy is very narrow, and Obama showed in several states he could do well with the constituency she represented. Finally, his platform of “change” nebulous as it may be defined, is diametrically opposed to what Clinton represents – the establishment.

    I would still like to see Obama take Edwards as his running mate. Edwards was the real champion for going after lobbyists and corruption, and had thoroughly fleshed out economic plans.

  11. 11 Colleen D
    June 6, 2008 at 14:51

    In my opinion, choosing Hillary would lessen Obama’s credibility as an independent thinker and leader. ALso it would just add fuel to the media circus fire.

    I agree that Edwards would be a wise choice for VP.

  12. 12 Rolf Goehler
    June 6, 2008 at 18:07

    Why would a winner accept the VP slot? Based on the traditional delegate allocations she won by more than 750 delegates yet under the 2008 Democratic Party proportional allocation scheme neither remaining candidate has sufficient delegates to be a winner on the first ballot at the convention. Hence, there is no reason to consider being the VP when the Democratic Presidential candidate has not been decided and will not be until after the August convention.

  13. 13 Anthony
    June 6, 2008 at 18:08

    Yes. It will secure a Dem in the White House.

    Lol to “Edwards would be a wise choice for VP”. Remember when he debated Cheney. He looked like SUCH A WEEK WEINER!!! He’d be just as bad as Nader!

    -Anthony, LA, CA

  14. 14 Scott Millar
    June 6, 2008 at 18:37


    Mr. Obama can choose Mrs. Clinton which will overwhelmingly, according to my metrics, increase his chance of winning. Or he can take the risk and run without her!

    Unfortunately (for Mr. Obama) the reality is, the race for the nomination was just a nano-particle above a tie. Mr. Obama needs Mrs. Clinton to win. The analysis from the media that says he doesn’t—I quite frankly don’t believe, and it seems like a way for him to save face and appear more muscular then he statistically is.

    Having Mrs. Clinton on his ticket means that Mr. Obama will be seen as a sellout. He already sold-out his church last week to win—will he do it again? Mrs. Clinton as Vice-President gives the impression he will sellout his “change and hope” for winning.

    It also makes you ask the questions: If Mrs. Clinton was not good enough to be President how could she possibly be good enough to be Vice-President? Wasn’t all the campaign talk simply “combat talk” – not visionary, not about change, not about hope? Was Mr. Obama the better candidate in the first place? Was there much of a difference between the two? Why would he now want to employ his inferior un-change competitor, if he actually believed that she was?

  15. 15 Syed Hasan Turab
    June 6, 2008 at 19:23

    This panel may support a lot to Oboma & may be understand as smart move with a better chances to Democrates.

  16. 16 George T. Tengbeh
    June 6, 2008 at 20:40

    I support that Obama chooses Mrs. Clinton for his VP. But will she be willing to work and serve whole heartedly/ if the the Democrats will need a clear victory and a good administration, then, O and C can go all the way to the White House. If dog and cat can unite, then Obama and Mrs. Clinton can lead America at this time.

  17. June 6, 2008 at 22:29

    @ Rolf

    Wow, guess you missed the news report. And the concept that differentiates the democratic party from the republican version. The Democrats quest to give a voice to everybody equally, so long as they follow the rules. Until 1867 slavery was legal, maybe we should go back and use those rules.

    @ general

    Do Billary supporters know how childish it makes them look when they can’t accept the undisputable results of the contest. I mean it is one thing if there were election irregularities and corrupt tactics. But to complain because states didn’t follow the rules or the rules were changed from the previous year sounds silly.

    Why is she only Suspending her campaign. Is she saying, “well if something should happen to Obama, ehhm, then I would step in.” I would be afraid to have some one as power hungry as Hillary in my VP spot.

  18. 18 Scott Millar
    June 6, 2008 at 23:25

    TO: ZAK and OTHERS,

    Is Dwight’s calling Billary supporters “childish” more sophisticated or less offensive, then calling one blog commenter childish? Or less of an ad hominem attack? I’m not trying to be sarcastic—I am actually curious what you or people think about this.

    I am also not picking on Dwight it was just a good or easily available example.

  19. 19 Julie P
    June 7, 2008 at 01:23


    There are many comments that I have read that are fallacies. I often read slippery slopes, straw men, begging the question,personal attacks,and a number of others. In the case of Hillary, she seems to have gathered a hate following. People love to hate her, and by association, those who support her.

  20. June 7, 2008 at 04:24

    I think not.The hillary rodham clinton is the women who has challenged the obama on a democratic presidental race to justify her transient period for a future presidental crown and if she is given a chance to be the vice president,probably there will not be the place where hillary could interfere in the obamas plan and motivations which will be used to implement the real needs and desire of the country and the peoples.

  21. 21 Offor N. Victor
    June 7, 2008 at 05:09

    I think Mrs Clinton should be Obama’s VP.This is because in reality her supporter’s votes count if Obama is to
    win the Presidency.Though her campaighn was filled with serious and personal attack on Obama not having the required experince to lead America,she should humble herself and plead for it rather than talk loosely of not wanting the VP.
    Whatever happens Democrats must unite and win the Presidency come Novermber 2008.

  22. 22 Offor N. Victor
    June 7, 2008 at 05:10

    I think Mrs Clinton should be Obama’s VP.This is because in reality her supporter’s votes count if Obama would win the Presidency.Though her campaighn was filled with serious and personal attack on Obama not having the required experince to lead America,she should humble herself and plead for it rather than talk loosely of not wanting the VP.
    Whatever happens Democrats must unite and win the Presidency come Novermber 2008.

  23. 23 Menon - india
    June 7, 2008 at 05:21

    Hillary as VP will be a marraige of convenience for her, but it will one of incovenience for Obama. She’s too ambitious a person, to play second fiddle and will try her best to get him out of office – one way or the other – so that she can become the President

  24. 24 pheonix
    June 7, 2008 at 07:23

    Who would you like to be the next US president?

    Poll: http://polls.php0h.com/nextuspresident.php

  25. 25 Bamine Charlie Boye
    June 7, 2008 at 08:34

    No way,No way,No way Hillary Clinton should not even be on Obama VP list.
    She is not a candidate of change.
    She has got that Washington blood and she could disturb Obama message of change that has brought him tat this point so far.
    Clinton is a politician of the Old and Obama is a politician of the new generation
    BBC i think Obama should instead offer Clinton the US Ambassador to Sierra Leone after he wins the Presidency come Novenmeber

  26. 26 Bamine Charlie Boye
    June 7, 2008 at 08:48

    No way,No way,No way Hillary Clinton should not even be on Obama VP list.
    She is not a candidate of change.
    She has got that Washington blood and she could disturb Obama message of change that has brought him at this point so far.
    Clinton is a politician of the Old and Obama is a politician of the new generation
    BBC i think Obama should instead offer Clinton the US Ambassador to Sierra Leone after he wins the Presidency come November

  27. 27 arshams
    June 7, 2008 at 11:41

    How can a competitor be adjusted next to a winner fellow to work as his or her assistant? It does not seem very reasonable, justified, suitable or logical at all.

    Let us see what happens next!

  28. 28 Syed Hasan Turab
    June 7, 2008 at 17:35

    During all this primary compain Democrates boiled out real good now they are settled down though some of them have some sentimental & personal issues even republican’s were taking intrest in Democrates primary as sentimental & personal issues exists in USA.
    Diversity is the mother of sentimental & personal issues if politicans dont handle these issues gently these issues will become sensative with USA. Knowingly with concent, wish & will along with physical majority acceptance of second in command status is little difficult but no impossible as the presance of white supremacy elements may not be denied with an ability of deciding votes.
    Any way Oboma has to revise same course again with Mcan, in the presance of Hillary this revision will be lot easier for Oboma & better chances for there political party.
    No doubt Hillary have a courage to fight for USA.

  29. 29 arshams
    June 8, 2008 at 16:05

    Why so! Hilary has her excellent job in hand i.e. her NGO nature humanitarian services alongwith her reverend husband Mr. Bill Clinton, the ex-president of USA.

  30. 30 arshams
    June 8, 2008 at 16:22

    No. Hilary Clinton besides her political passive activities may reinstate her decent work on humanitarian activities in which she excels, as any champion in this field would do

  31. 31 Syed Hasan Turab
    June 8, 2008 at 18:56

    Hillry’s positive answer will open a chapter in US histry & provide a strength to USA. Why not she consider VP ship for sake of USA beyond her personal issues, there is no political & legal restriction’s in this regard.
    Because of her personal character she is way bigger then Bill, a reason of her primary looser is her husbands personal charactor as good size of US voters consider personal charactor too. After opening a B.J. chapter in white house histry, Bill got an amazing courage to face the public, no doubt he damaged Democrates public strength/reputation.

  32. 32 Mark
    June 9, 2008 at 01:25

    If Senator Clinton had even one shred of intellectual honesty and integrity, she would endorse Senator McCain. Why? Because she said she and Senator McCain were qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of the US armed forces but Senator Obama is not. Now she is endorsing someone she said is not qualified to perform one of the most vital tasks of the job. What kind of self serving nonsense is this. I know the Republicans will use this in their campaign ads, I hope I see it on TV every single day. I think Obama should pick one of his friends, perhaps Reverand Wright who is retired and not doing anything now or perhaps Father Phleger. These are the kinds of people Obama has surrounded himself with, why hide from them now?

  33. June 9, 2008 at 15:23

    Clinton should absolutely NOT be the VP on the ticket. She ran a dirty campaign full of fear mongering, racism, exaggeration and gross misrepresentation (you all remember the “Reagan” quote, right?). Further, Obama should not feel compelled to take her on because her neurotic supporters are threatening to vote for McCain. The neurotics need to realize that McCain voted 100% AGAINST reproductive rights since he’s been in office. Complaining about sexism and then handing over the country to a guy like that is just crazy.

    Obama came this far without using any of Clinton’s tactics or even having any of her so-called “experience.” He’ll find someone who makes sense for not just his campaign but for his presidency.

  34. June 9, 2008 at 16:45

    No. Her true colors were viewed for all the world to see. She is not a leader. She is a screetcher who is at best a phoney. Being shot at by snipers, trying to insinuate she cares about people. Trying to be Annie Oakley to get the gun nut vote, and the vast average American sportsman vote, by saying she shot a duck,

    Her experience is perhaps good enough to get her a job as a child care provider, but that is about it. She is a follower. She has a large history of degrading stafers, and thinking she is somehow bigger and more profound than she is, but still she whines and crys.

    She is the perfect example of how not to conduct yourself. I do not for the life of me understand how she got so far, and turned out ahead of some of the other contenders for the nomination.

    She would not be helpful to a President nor would I ever trust her to be the Commander in Chief.

    Thank goodness she was defeated, and more of us than the world can imagine are breathing a sigh of relief that she has been offed.

    It is not that she is a woman…..it rests squarely on the fact that she is “THAT” woman.

    In a nation of really smart and worthwhile, gifted people……she is one of the top choices for being our leader………As President Clinton said….”GIVE ME A BREAK”!


    nehalem, oregon.

  35. June 9, 2008 at 17:32

    I support the consensus here for saying ‘No’ to Hillary Clinton as VP. She is too strong and egoistic to be VP although she would probably make a good President.

    Obama will make a better one. He has good values and more integrity than we are accustomed to, in politicians. He is genuinely sympathetic to the needs of the worse off in society. I believe his desire for change stems from that, and his disillusionment with Washington power games.

    The world needs the next American President to be a younger leader with a fresh approach, willing to engage the international community in dialogue rather than issuing gung-ho threats, as the current administration favours. He has a much needed global point of view. Obama is also more likely to support urgent need for action concerning the environment. His children’s generation will reap the whirlwind if he does not. One gets the impression he is focused on the issues more than the personal desire for power.

    I trust Obama’s judgement to select a suitable running mate. He doesn’t need telling that he requires a supportive deputy. Hillary’s proven talents should be given scope to tackle a vital and dynamic role like universal health care; I would be surprised if Obama hasn’t already sewn this up.

    Sit back and enjoy the show.

  36. 36 David
    June 9, 2008 at 19:11

    The gravest mistake clinton did was to paint Barack as a muslim by merely dressing himself in an African traditional dress. I see the world leaders dressing themselves in other cultures’s dresses all the time in meetings. Why not Barack Obama?

  37. 37 judy
    June 9, 2008 at 22:45

    Absolutely NOT!

    June 10, 2008 at 19:36


  39. 39 Dennis
    June 12, 2008 at 02:47

    i think that for the democrats chances of winning in november…he should chose hillary as his vice president.

    Onondaga Community College
    Syracuse, New York
    United States of America

  40. 40 voter
    June 24, 2008 at 16:37

    Enough already for you haters, Hilary will make a good VP. The fact is Obama
    do know what he is doing. The fact that others try to make special comments on
    matters that are influenced and mind control that govern your decisions on the
    way you feel by reasons Hilary should not be selected when you do not really
    know politics. The country need a certain change so, get ready for it and vote
    for Obama. Let all women vote for Obama, and encourage your wife to vote for
    him. The husbands should vote for him as well so do not hate.

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