Hillary Clinton's rabid supporters are quick to proclaim that they will not vote for Obama unless he includes Hillary on the ticket. I'd like to offer that I almost certainly won't vote for Obama if he does. I can't think of anything, save one thing-I'll get to that one thing in due course- that would signal the absolute pointlessness of national politics more than an Obama Clinton ticket. To even suggest it is deeply depressing. I realize that bitter rivals have teamed up before to run for The White House, but a union of Obama and Clinton strikes me as tantamount to an admission that the entire contest has been a complete charade. To those who read this blog, you already know that, for a variety of reasons, I take a dim view of national elections. Still, should this nightmare ticket come to pass, I would hope that a lot of folks who have heretofore acted reverently toward national politics will cease to do so.
What's more, given the the disgraceful way that Hillary has comported herself, I would view Obama teaming up with Clinton as nothing less than a severe sign of weakness on his part, a capitulation to the fear that Hillary and her ghastly supporters ceaselessly sow that come election time, if Hillary is not on the ballot, they will stay away from the polls or vote for McCain.
Now on to the one thing that would make national elections seem even more pointless than an Obama and McCain ticket. Can you guess what it is? Rumor has it that McCain might try to entice Hillary to be his Veep. I know, it's utterly preposterous and I don't believe it either...I think.