It’s been well established that Hillary can’t win this thing outright. She knows she can’t get more pledged delegates, and she knows if she tries to take the superdelegate route it could very well fracture the party. She also knows that trying to seat Michigan and Florida, or even trying to redo them in a quick, haphazard fashion would be a no go with the DNC.
So…she’s running for VP now. And she’ll force his hand because either he makes her the VP choice or he’ll keep getting bloodied up by her “kitchen sink” strategy…a strategy that is proving to be effective.
Strategically this makes even more sense if you think about Hillary wanting to be President. She can ride the Obama wave into the White House, serve 8 years as VP and then run for President after that. OR, if Obama has four years, and then loses in 2012, she can run in 2016. OR, if the Obama movement stalls and McCain somehow pulls this one out, she can run again on the “I told you so” platform in 2012. All three scenarios are viable. I think that’s why she’s talking about the “Dream Ticket” concert series now, because she knows he could be open to ending this thing.
And I will say that as much as I dislike Hillary, if Obama is the prez choice, he’d still be my first pick over McCain. If she had the top spot and Obama was the VP, I wouldn’t be so sure.
Food for thought.