Obama-Clinton 2012

Given that President Obama’s current approval ratings are not what the Democratic Party would like for them to be, Obama may have a more difficult time than he thinks winning the upcoming election. He is going to need a little bit of a boost to make sure he can stay on top with such formidable opponents as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Some current speculation is that he may decide to make Hillary Clinton his vice presidential running mate for this election. Clinton would bring a whole new level of experience to his campaign as well as bring more votes for being a woman.

With such a heated democratic primary during the last election, it would have been obvious that Obama was just fishing for votes if he had taken Clinton as his running mate then. Now, with Clinton serving as Secretary of State for all of Obama’s term and how they have apparently worked very closely together without any disagreements, it is very plausible that Obama has recognized that Clinton is the best person for the vice presidential position. The problem is that Hillary may not even accept the position. Right now, she is fairly well-liked by the public. There has even been speculation that she will run for president in 2016. Taking the vice presidential position with Obama could either help her chances with the 2016 election by giving her another level of experience, or it could hurt her by allowing herself to be a scapegoat for possible democratic woes. Plus Clinton herself has mentioned some desire to get out of politics completely in the near future. She may decide that she no longer even wants to be the first woman president or vice president.

It is up to Obama whether he will continue to run with Joe Biden or try to convince Hillary to run with him. No one can know what kind of an impact such a qualified person as Hillary could even have on the campaign. Personally, I believe that Clinton will be Obama’s ace in the hole if he can get her to run with him. She is definitely experienced enough to be president, and I think it’s time we had a qualified competent woman in a seat of power in this country.


I found some information in : http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/06/opinion/granderson-hillary-clinton/index.html?hpt=po_r1

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  • shinnsm  On December 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Either way, the election is going to be a referendum on Obama. If he switched VP candidates just to mix things up, I think it would be viewed negatively as a distraction and a move of desperation.

    • fiutemca  On December 18, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      i completely agree. Obama is going to have to be very careful with every move he makes this election because now he is being watched even more closely than before.

  • jmerhit  On December 15, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I didn’t even know you could change your vice president when you ran for office the second term. I mean it makes since now but it just never dawned on me. I agree that this could make the election more interesting but honestly I don’t think Hillary would take the position after he didn’t give her the position last time. She usually won’t swallow her pride (unless it’s for the good of the party)

  • riccija  On December 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Switching VP’s has happened before in history a couple times. Roosevelt, Ford, and Nixon did it. I think that this would be a beneficial move for the democrats. However i think it would be a bad move for Hillary, if she was even offered the position.

  • hartwe60  On December 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Hilary Clinton would make a good VP with her years of experience in both the campaign trail and in office. I would see it as a positive for both Clinton and Obama. The only negative for Clinton would be if Obama’s second term doesn’t go well it would make her 2016 campaign very difficult.

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