Obama To Settle Hillary's Debt?
It’s becoming apparent that this is the way he’ll end this “fight” sooner rather than later, and while I can guess many of his supports will cry foul…it makes a lot of sense.
Senator Barack Obama said today that he would not rule out the possibility of helping Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton retire her campaign debt to bring her into the fold and unify Democrats. But he said no discussions have taken place yet.
â€œObviously, Iâ€™d want to have a broad-ranging discussion with Senator Clinton about how I could make her feel good about the process and have her on the team moving forward,â€ Mr. Obama said. â€œBut as I said, itâ€™s premature right now. sheâ€™s still actively running and weâ€™ve still got business to do right here in Oregon and in other states.â€ […]
Mr. Obama suggested today that there would be some precedent for helping erase her debt.
â€œI think historically after a campaign is done and you want to unify the party â€“ particularly when youâ€™ve had a strong opponent,â€ Mr. Obama said, â€œyou want to make sure that youâ€™re putting that opponent in a strong position so that they can work to win an election in November.â€
Listen, Hillary is not going to get the VP nod, so it’s very likely she’ll want the Senate majority leader position. And this is an easy way to make sure that happens.
Done and done.