« From the Mouth of Babes | Main | Sign o' the Times? »

Obama to Clinton: Cram It

Hillary Clinton has been teasing audiences of late with the idea of a "Dream Ticket" featuring her in the lead position and Obama supporting her as a VP nominee. It's bullshit and Obama cuts to the quick:

With all due respect, I've won twice as many states as Sen. Clinton. I've won more of the popular vote than Sen. Clinton. I have more delegates than Sen. Clinton. So, I don't know how somebody who's in second place is offering the vice presidency to the person who's in first place. [Long applause.]...

It's like the Dave Clark Five offering an opening slot to the Beatles.

Clinton's ploy is more shrewd than it might appear at first glance as it has a subtle implication to fence sitters that they can safely vote for her and get Obama thrown in as a bonus, another idea Obama throws cold water on:

So I don't want anybody here thinking that somehow, "Maybe I can get both." Don't think that way. You have to make a choice in this election. Are you gonna go along with the past, or are you gonna go towards the future? Are you gonna do the same old thing, or are you gonna try something new?

TPM has Obama's full quote.

Get GLONO merch!