Edward Kennedy has said that itâ€™s unlikely Barack Obama would pick Hillary Clinton as a running mate. These statements will air this weekend as part of an interview on Bloomberg Television.
I think itâ€™s highly unlikely Kennedy would make such statements on his own. This sounds like a coordinated effort by the Obama campaign to manage expectations.
In my mind, the so-called â€œdream ticketâ€ has only ever worked with Clinton in front and Obama as the number two. Heâ€™d have given her the energy and charisma she herself often lacks. But, since itâ€™s going to be Obama headlining the ticket, he doesnâ€™t want to be saddled with a politician who comes with such high negative ratings and is married to a former president whose influence would be difficult to manage. Plus, Obama needs someone with serious experience. Despite her claims, Clinton is pretty green. Obama would do better with a Joe Biden or a Bill Richardson type.
Hillary Clinton might want the VP spot but Iâ€™d be surprised to see her get it.