Editorial: Dems now have work to doWith Barack Obama’s nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate for president all but secure, it’s high time for the Democrats to start coming together and working toward defeating Republican John McCain.
With Barack Obama’s nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate for president all but secure, it’s high time for the Democrats to start coming together and working toward defeating Republican John McCain.
As the cartoon at right suggests, however, that’s probably not going to be an easy task. Hillary Clinton— for reasons unknown at this point — still hasn’t formally conceded her candidacy, but at the same time is suggesting her willingness to be Obama’s running mate. Whether or not Obama will choose Clinton is anyone’s guess at this point, but one has to believe that if the two do team up, at least two things will happen.
For starters, Republicans will relish the chance to research just about everything Clinton and Obama have said against each other — whether they be of a personal or politically ideological nature — and try to utilize such verbiage in an attempt to discredit the ticket.
And here’s another: It’s no secret that a host of Obama supporters are probably not eager to have Clinton as the vice presidential choice, just as several Clinton supporters won’t exactly welcome the opportunity to settle for a consolation prize.
Despite these points, however, an Obama-Clinton ticket is probably the best way to unite a fragmented party against what should be a formidable opponent.