Here's Why Clinton-Obama Ticket Won't Work ...

Hil too proud, Barack too cool, Politico says
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 11:28 AM CDT
For VP, Obama will need a white male with strong national security credentials, like former Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni.   (AP Photo/Meet the Press, Alex Wong)
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(Newser) – Nobody knows what Hillary Clinton will do if she's not the Democratic nominee, but Politico's John F. Harris and Jonathan Martin list five reasons she shouldn't be Barack Obama’s VP:

  • Clinton’s rep as a Washington insider will undercut Obama’s cool factor.
  • Who says Clinton would take the job anyway? Her pride and contempt for Obama’s readiness may make a post as Senate Majority Leader seem more attractive.

  • Clinton and Obama reinforce each other’s vulnerabilities, thus alienating voters. Hilllary haters and Rev. Wright bashers could team up.
  • Obama-Clinton could actually win—a potentially scary prospect for Obama. Does he really want a fierce rival breathing down his neck for years?
  • Americans may want change, but not too much of it. The first black president will need a white male with strong national security credentials.