Bill Clinton Endorses His Wife and Gen. Wesley Clark (sort of)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Tom Head, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    According to The New York Times, Bill Clinton recently said that the Democratic Party had "two stars"--his wife and Gen. Clark--and, during the same fundraiser, hinted that "We might have another candidate or two jumping into the race." Curiouser and curiouser.

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    If Bill Clinton thinks Hillary is going to be his "Lurleen" he can forget it.

  3. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    The guy obviously wants a third term, and having his wife in the White House might be the next best thing (though Hillary's much too qualified to be anybody's Lurleen). But then it could be argued that George H.W. Bush wanted a second term, and that's where our current president came from. Lord knows Sr. got shafted in the '92 elections, with fiscal conservative Ross Perot taking 19% of the vote. I'm thrilled we had eight years of Clinton and wouldn't mind eight more, but Bush Sr. and Carter will go down in history as two of the most underrated presidents we've ever had.

    Anyway, my money's on Clark/Clinton more than Clinton/Clark--I see Clark's late-bloomer campaign (assuming it happens) made viable by the announcement that Hillary would be his veep (after all, she never said she wasn't interested in running for vice president in 2004). And let's be honest: This would be a charismatic and moderate former NATO supreme commander backed up by the New York senator wife of our dot-com boom, pre-9/11 president. It would be a tough team to beat.

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  4. brandon

    brandon New Member

    they'd have no chance
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I agree with you on Carter. I never cared for Bush, Sr. I cannot see Hillary playing second fiddle (Clark-Clinton ticket) to anyone. But, I have been wrong a number of times with my political predictions. I predicted Springer would be in and Arnold would be out!
  6. gkillion

    gkillion New Member

    One more try to find those damn Rose Law Firm billing records?;)
  7. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I disagree. I think Hillary is far too arrogant to accept a subordinate role to anyone, especially a man.

    I also think that Bush/Cheney would win against them in a landslide.
  8. gkillion

    gkillion New Member

  9. timothyrph

    timothyrph New Member

    Actually Hillary would be a good pick for number two on the ticket with Clark (not for my vote). Hillary carries a solid 30% of the nation no matter what. An ex-General (Clark) would take away the"Democrats are soft on national security" line of thought.

    With all invasions on the Middle East taken out of the equation. That would bring the vote to the economy. Vice Presidents don't kill a campaign (Dan Quayle). They are usually brought on board to solidify a vote not a strong point of the President. She also does not have to leave the Senate to run, as she can wait until this summer to start campaigning in earnest.

    As for ego not allowing one to be number two on the ticket, if Bush does win it was a good test of the water with no risk. Then she can run against Jeb Bush in 2008. Interesting how two families are dominating American politics.
  10. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Yup. Somewhere, Motilal Nehru is smiling.

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