Obama is not a "shoe in" whether he picks Hillary or not. But way to reinforce the Conservative meme that Obama is failing because he's not winning by enough yet! Panic! Arghhh! Only the clintons can save us!
No matter who he picks, its going to take the work of his supporters (the real supporters, not the ones that hinge their support on whether or not he picks their favorite veep candidate) to get it done.
I'm so tired of this "conventional wisdom says dems should be winning big" crap. That's exactly what it is, baseless, pundit-driven, non-reality-based bullshit.
It's actually quite amazing that Obama, the black guy with the funny name who is a one-term Senator from "corrupt" Chicagoland is doing as well as he is, against a "war hero" who is the only Republican that can honestly say they broke with Conservative ideology. Of course, in the past 4 years, McCain has become as bad as Bush or any other conservative, but do you really think ADD America understands that yet?
McCain hasn't gotten above 44% is 99% of the polls taken to date. There is no "funk" Obama is in. He was on vacation for a week and STILL didn't lose his lead.
As for Hillary for VP, well I don't care either way, I cannot see Obama picking someone as his running mate who has described him as an empty suit (anyone remember "the heavens will open and the celestial choirs will sing??"), unexperienced and naive, while at the same time praising John McLame. Then there's the issue of the Clinton camp never able to keep its mouth shut about internal strife, and the fact that Hillary couldn't even make any tough decisions during her campaign and instead let all the infighting continue.
As I said, I support Obama. Whomever he picks I trust he put a lot of thought into it and that it is a wise decision. But in my eyes, Obama has a plethora of reasons to NOT pick Hillary compared to a total lack of good reasons to pick her.
10 years ago I'd pelt you w/ fiery objects, but nowadays there's tons of wishy washy "any chicago team" supporters in this town.
And for the record, I do think its wishy washy. Reminds me of the political moderate mindset. Pick a side! I understand your reasoning - but when it comes to intra-city sports rivalries, there's no room for reason!