Barack Obama Seals the Deal.. but Who’s Gonna Ride Shotgun?

Senator Barack Obama has secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic party nomination today. His campaign was energized by a rush of superdelegate endorsements which, in conjunction with delegates won in South Dakota and Montana, will push him past the 2,118 threshold. Former President Jimmy Carter and Rep. James Clyburn, the No. 3 Democrat in the House and the highest ranking African-American in Congress, were among the clutch endorsements that pushed Obama towards his victory today. However, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence that she cannot win this nomination, rival Senator Hillary Clinton has not thrown in the towel just yet. In a speeh today, she congratulated Obama for his campaign but she did not concede the race. She did, however, entertain the possibility of joining Obama as a running mate. What are your thoughts on that?

Clinton has spent the better part of the past year doing everything she could to smear Barack Obama’s name in a futile effort to slow his momentum. Now that the dust has settled and Obama stands victorious, is she a good candidate for a running mate? If not her, than who?

Congratulations Barack Obama!

10 Comments to ‘Barack Obama Seals the Deal.. but Who’s Gonna Ride Shotgun?’:

  1. Ashley Wike on 3 Jun 2008 at 10:37 pm: 1

    Not with a Obama/Clinton ticket. I never trusted her. Although she has worked hard, I never trusted her ideals in this campaign. Why would I want her on this ticket?

  2. Pierce on 4 Jun 2008 at 12:57 am: 2

    Well one reason he might want her on the ticket is because she’s had success in some areas where Obama has struggled-namely Latino and older/working class white communities.

  3. Pierce on 4 Jun 2008 at 12:57 am: 3

    Well one reason he might want her on the ticket is because she’s had success in some areas where Obama has struggled-namely Latino and older/working class white communities.

  4. fred on 4 Jun 2008 at 10:09 am: 4

    Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal-

  5. martin on 4 Jun 2008 at 12:27 pm: 5

    What is interesting about the Wall Street Journal article? I found it quite typical of the “Obama Critique.”

    At this point, publication which
    mention the Media Spawned Reverend Wright controversy, are involved in intellectual dishonesty and certainly are not producing ‘interesting’ journalism for intelligent yet critical minds.

  6. Pierce on 4 Jun 2008 at 12:43 pm: 6


    These cats are scrambling to find an excuse to discredit Barack Obama. Particularly in light of his “unlikely” rise to political prominence and energized young constituency. It’s almost amusing, how the media keeps pointing to the Reverend Wright controversy. It’s got nothing to do with his campaign. It’s a last ditch effort of those who see their power slipping through their fingers, trying to keep their heads above water. Pitiful.

  7. Selam on 4 Jun 2008 at 2:59 pm: 7

    Even though I always like the idea of forgiveness and working together, I think it is a bad idea to have her as a vice-president.

    People were saying on the radio that they don’t want Clinton getting in the back door while he was in the office. :)

  8. Ishmael on 4 Jun 2008 at 3:19 pm: 8

    I do not want Clinton on the ticket.
    I read the Wall Street Journal article amd it brought up one important point. Mr Obama has very little experience and in fact has spent most of his tenure as a Senator campaigning for the Presidency. I greatly admire Mr Obama and will probably vote for him, but I am worried by his lack of experience at anything except running for public office.

  9. martin on 4 Jun 2008 at 5:32 pm: 9

    Who was the last American President who used his “experience” wisely in any sphere, be it foreign or domestic affairs? What does that word “experience” really mean? To begin with Barack’s lack of experience creates a false premise. True leaders, which I believe he is, surround themselves with able bodied, experienced individuals, who possess expertise in their given field. The President is just one man and with Barack, it will not be a one man show because he is a true leader- The type that doesn’t come around very often.

  10. Ishmael on 4 Jun 2008 at 9:02 pm: 10

    Hmmm, I would say Bush #1, Nixon, and Eisenhower were the last presidents that used their experience wisely in foreign relations. As I stated, I support Mr Obama. It is how our enemies perceive Mr Obama that is important. His agenda of “change” is not their agenda and if they perceive weakness, bad things may happen.

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