FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Now that Barack Obama appears on the verge of becoming the Democratic nominee, the buzz about a so-called "dream team" is starting up again.
ABC's George Stephanopoulos says that there are "intermediaries" discussing the possibility of an Obama-Clinton ticket. And he thinks Clinton "would be under some pressure and would like to accept." Former congressman Harold Ford also says an Obama-Clinton ticket is something the Democratic Party is going to have to seriously consider in the next few weeks.
There's even a group called "Vote Both” that's trying to push for such a ticket. It's seen as a way to unite the party after an often bitter campaign. A recent poll found a majority of both Clinton and Obama supporters like the idea.
But, not so fast. Obama's campaign says the Illinois senator is still focusing on the upcoming races and undecided superdelegates, that it's premature to talk about running mates.
The Clinton campaign says it hasn't had any discussions with the Obama camp about the ticket, and spokesman Howard Wolfson says he hasn't heard Clinton express any interest in such a ticket.
Some Democrats aren't so sure it's a good idea. One strategist who supports Clinton told Reuters if Obama picks her as his number two, it would counter his message of change. The same person said it might not be "all that useful" to Clinton's political future to be vice president. Instead she could have "an enormous influence" in the Senate over a long period of time.
Here’s my question to you: Should Barack Obama offer Hillary Clinton the number two spot on the ticket as a way of getting her to quit the race now?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Mandy from California writes:
No. He is about "change". She is about "experience" which is another word
Dan from East Lansing, Michigan writes:
Sen. Obama must select someone who complements the ticket. I think there are a large number of voters who would not support a black candidate, or a female candidate. (My mother is one of them)… It will be easier if the ticket has a governor, for example, who will reflect the change movement, yet has credentials as an effective executive.
Jack, Barack should offer her a one-way ticket back to Arkansas, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York or wherever else she claims to be from. She burned this bridge herself with her pit bull attack. He would only lose my vote by picking her.
Felipe from Lisbon, Portugal writes:
Yes, he can’t win without her! He needs the working class, he needs Latinos, he needs seniors! And most important, he has to consider the millions of people who have voted for Hillary Clinton during the primaries.
Two words: Kathleen Sebelius. She's the perfect way to fill the constituencies that Obama is missing. She's from Ohio, is the Gov. of Kansas, is older (59), from a more rural state, is white and a woman. With Sebelius, Obama would win Kansas and Ohio, and capture Clinton's constituency. All without having to actually having to have the Clintons in the White House.
Joshua from North Carolina writes:
That makes no sense, Jack. Do you not remember her comments on him being elitist or his pastor being offensive? With every problem that Barack has had on the campaign trail, we could expect Clinton to make it worse. Why would anyone want to reward such behavior?
Terrance from Missouri writes:
No, not unless he is planning on employing a full-time food taster.