A Vote for the Obama-Clinton 'Unity Ticket' ...

Joining the final 2 solves more problems than it causes
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2008 12:18 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton Concedes Primary Election Campaign To Barack Obama   (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – The logic for Hillary Clinton as Barack Obama's running mate is simple, writes Ed Kilgore for Salon: "Obama doesn't have any obvious alternative option that will please everyone, much less provide the political payoff of an Obama-Clinton ticket.” Kilgore notes that rank-and-file Democrats support the pairing and refutes a laundry list of anti-Clinton arguments.

But above all else, he argues, the party's divisions are "largely feudal": “Merging their candidacies for the general election is the obvious way to address the problem, and thus the unity ticket ought to be treated as having a rebuttable presumption of sensibility.”