Have you noticed former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonWith Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker When Barbara Bush praised Bill Clinton, and Clinton praised the man she loved Meet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska MORE running around the country now saying Clinton-Obama would be an unbeatable ticket? As soon as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) achieves a small victory the campaign is trying to eliminate the competition in what might otherwise appear to be a magnanimous gesture.

Do the Clintons think us all buffoons? Is their ploy not obvious? The race is definitely not over; in fact, not long ago commentators were talking about Clinton dropping out of the race, and now she's going to head a ticket with her competitor taking the bottom rung?

This ploy is perfidious for two reasons: It gives the impression that Clinton is winning by a significant margin and that she is magnanimous, reaching out to her competitor.

Now, when Obama refuses, two things happen for the Clinton campaign: They can say they offered, while indicating that Obama was ungrateful.

It will be interesting to see if this offer stands if Clinton actually wins the nomination. It may, because there are a lot of votes that Obama has gotten, as the former president said, that could easily be lost if Obama isn't going to be elected. It is a good partnership for Clinton. However, this is just the opinion of a political pundit. When asked about the idea of being the VP on a Clinton-Obama ticket, Obama called the notion "premature," saying he has won twice as many states as Clinton and a greater share of the popular vote, and he believes he can maintain a delegate lead.

"You won't see me as a vice presidential candidate, you know, I'm running for president," said Obama.

Not only has Obama won more states, but he has also raised more money. The notion is almost insulting, and anyone outside of the Clinton camp can see that. However, the liberal media, with The New York Times leading the way, will begin to romanticize about this dream ticket, for deep down, that's what they all would like to see happen (and in the process cast John McCain as old and out of touch and demonize him at the behest of this dream Clinton-Obama ticket).

Wow, those Clintons and their mainstream media PR machine will stop at nothing!

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