"Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Jun 16, 2008 at 08:06:37 AM EDT
This, a must read on Clinton, what she won by losing, and for those that are still stuck in despising her... whatever.
This is a good article for mapping out the transformation that happened to candidate Clinton, starting in late February, that really created for her a place she felt comfortable in and that had more appeal than ever before--from that point on her vote total was more than 500,000 beyond Obama's.
On the VP, no quotes, but pretty solid thinking from what we've heard in the past:
Naturally, the answer depends, first of all, on whether Obama decides to offer her the VP slot. For all the talk of her trying to muscle her way onto the ticket, one senses in her a genuine ambivalence about whether she wants the job. If Obama does offer it, however, she will have no choice but to take it. She is all too aware that if she turned it down and he lost this fall, she would be blamed even more loudly than she will be already, even though in her view his downfall is foreordained, and has nothing to do with her.
The other thing that's clear is that this race has went into a deep sleep since Clinton dropped out. The traffic on the blogs (not just MyDD), via the Liberal Ad Network stats, has dropped by 25%, from 160M to 120M, monthly. I'm certainly bored by it, and was hoping for the Town Hall events, but that seems a non-starter. All there seems to be, for the next couple of months, is endless VP speculation and a plethora of polls that won't matter come September. Wake me up when it begins.