Hillary wants Obama to be her bitch


Bite my shiny metal ass!
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Democrat Barack Obama ridiculed the idea of being Hillary Rodham Clinton's running mate Monday, saying voters must choose between the two for the top spot on the fall ticket.


The Illinois senator used his first public appearance of the week to knock down the notion that he might accept the party's vice presidential nomination. He noted that he has won more states, votes and delegates than Clinton so far.

"I don't know how somebody who is in second place is offering the vice presidency to the person who is first place," Obama said, drawing cheers and a long standing ovation from about 1,700 people in Columbus, Miss.

Saying he wanted to be "absolutely clear," he added: "I don't want anybody here thinking that somehow, 'Well, you know, maybe I can get both.' Don't think that way. You have to make a choice in this election."

"I am not running for vice president," Obama said. "I am running for president of the United States of America."

Obama aides said Clinton's recent hints that she might welcome him as her vice presidential candidate appeared meant to diminish him and to attract undecided voters in the remaining primary states by suggesting they can have a "dream ticket."

Obama had never suggested he might accept a second spot on the ticket. But until Monday he had not ridiculed the notion so directly, even if he did completely rule it out in Shermanesque terms.

He told the audience that it made no sense for Clinton to suggest he is not ready to be president and then hint that she might hand him the job that could make him president at a moment's notice.

"If I'm not ready, how is it that you think I should be such a great vice president?" he said, as the crowd laughed and cheered loudly.

Mississippi holds it primary Tuesday, the last contest before the Pennsylvania primary six weeks from now.

Clinton and her husband, the former president, had suggested recently that a Clinton-Obama ticket would be popular and formidable against Republican Sen. John McCain in November.

Many political activists discounted the notion all along. They noted that the two senators lack a warm relationship and, more important, that Obama would be ill-served by hinting he might accept the vice presidential slot when he holds the lead in delegates and hopes to win the presidential nomination.

In the latest Associated Press count, Obama leads Clinton, 1,578-1,472. He has won 28 contests to her 17.

Moreover, many insiders feel the ambitious and fast-rising Obama would chafe in the vice president's job, especially in a White House where Bill Clinton would almost surely play a huge advisory role.

Still, the notion of a Clinton-Obama ticket has received ample discussion in recent days on cable TV news shows and newspapers such as New York City's tabloids.

In an interview Friday in Wyoming with KTVQ-TV, a CBS affiliate based in Billings, Mont., Obama's comments were somewhat mixed.

"Well, you know, I think it's premature," he said of accepting the second spot on the ticket. "You won't see me as a vice presidential candidate."

His Monday remarks were more detailed, pointed and humorous.

Of course, they will not completely end the speculation. Presidential candidates routinely disavow any interest in the vice presidential spot. But some, including John Edwards and Al Gore, change their minds when they fall short of their top goal.


Why should he be your Vice president when you could be HIS

Just cuz you won in Ohio don't mean shit
i love how obama makes things in such a common sense and hilarious way, he dosnt just point out how wrong and crazy hillary is, he does it and makes you laugh too. i like when he talks about "okie doke" and "getting hoodwinked" that stuff rules
Hmmm, I'd be interesting if such a thing happened. *but to some extent, I think they hate each other too much to be the stool boy/girl for whoever wins and have to kiss their ass.*
Obama should have said something to the effect: "we'll see how things turn out". It's noncommitial and still saying "I'm still on top"
Obama seemed like a conceited bitch in the article.
Rejecting the notion of being number two from someone who's currently number two themselves is conceited? How conceited and arrogant (and desperate) are you if you're offering the VP position to someone you're currently behind?

It's like trying to sell a house you don't own. Obama did the right thing trashing the idea. If he leaves that door open even slightly then it tells people that it'd be ok to vote for Hillary, because then voters can maybe get both. Then those neutral, torn, or undecided might be more inclined to vote for her. I understood what the Clintons were doing the moment they floated the idea around. A nice try.
Obama speaks the truth. That's very hypocritical of Hilary to say she would make him her running mate but he's not experienced enough to be president. I also think that is Obama wasn't a politician, he would make a kick ass comedian!
I thought she said he wasn't ready to be commander-in-chief, she made this huge commercial about it O_O? What makes him qualified to be one incase she dies now? Oh Hillary...
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