Obama-Clinton, a hate-filled dream ticket

Andrew Sullivan has an interesting op-ed in today’s Times of London.  While I am not sure, I agree he makes an strong argument for an Obama- Clinton ticket.  

While I agree with the idiom advanced by Sullivan, that such a combination would ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer,” I am unsure whether this would serve to show Obama as the uniter he has campaigned to be.  Such a ticket might marginally show some effort at being a uniter, but this type of uniting has a long history (think of Kennedy-Johnson, Reagan- Bush, Roosevelt-Gardner etc).  For that component, I think Obama should take a true page from Lincoln’s playbook and look at a Republican running mate.  I suggest, Chuck Hagel would go much further to show Obama as a new kind of uniter.

 

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