While every pundit in the free world is debating the democratic contest between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, I instead think that the final solution that Democrats come up with will not be an either Hillary or Barack candidacy - but instead a ticket made up of the two top contenders. The most likely match up would put Barack Obama at the top of such a presidential ticket and Hillary Clinton running as his Vice-President. If the roles are reversed I think it is less likely that Barack Obama would settle for the number two slot than would Hillary Clinton.
The reason it will be more difficult for Barack Obama to accept the number two position as Hillary Clinton's VP is because of Hillary Clinton's husband Bill Clinton. In another Clinton White House there is little doubt that Bill Clinton will be putting his nose into Hillary's business at every turn and I doubt if Barack Obama would want to play any part of that picture. However, if Barack Obama becomes the next President of the United States, I can see Hillary Clinton accepting the position of VP in an Obama administration because it will further her goal to become the first female President of the United States.
If Hillary joins the Obama ticket as VP, then she has an opportunity to make a clear difference in Barack Obama's administration if given the same power and privileges as former Vice-President's like Al Gore and current VP Dick Cheney. At the end of an eight year Barack Obama presidency, Hillary Clinton will be 68 years old which is many years younger than current GOP candidate John McCain. There is no doubt in my mind that Hillary Clinton would get more positive attention as Barack Obama's Vice-President than she would get as a sitting Senator from the State of New York.
I believe that both Bill and Hillary Clinton have a long range view of life that could very well extend past the next eight years. Americans do not look unfavorably upon older candidates today as they have done in the past and my guess is that by the end of a second Barack Obama term, the American people might be looking once again for age and experience rather than change and youthful appearance. At the end of the day, Hillary Clinton's best chance at eventually become the first female President of the United States will be as a President Barack Obama's VP that always seems to have the right answers at the right time. Everyday that goes by without finality in the democratic race for President brings us one more day closer to the inevitable fact that both of the top candidates, Obama and Clinton, will be forced to run together this November.
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