There's been a lot of chatter about this in the old and new media, but on Monday, the former executive editor of the New York Times called for Hillary Clinton to be Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate.
In Bill Keller's view, "it does more to guarantee Obama’s re-election than anything else the Democrats can do":
I know the arguments against this scenario, and we’ll get to those. But the arguments in favor are as simple as one-two-three. One: it does more to guarantee Obama’s re-election than anything else the Democrats can do. Two: it improves the chances that, come next January, he will not be a lame duck with a gridlocked Congress but a rejuvenated president with a mandate and a Congress that may be a little less forbidding. Three: it makes Hillary the party’s heir apparent in 2016. If she sits out politics for the next four years, other Democrats (yes, Governor Cuomo, we see your hand up) will fill the void.
She would bring to this year’s campaign a missing warmth and some of the voltage that has dissipated as Obama moved from campaigning to governing. What excites is not just the prospect of having a woman a heartbeat — and four years — away from the presidency, although she certainly embodies the aspirations of many women. It’s the possibility that the first woman at the top would have qualifications so manifest that her first-ness was a secondary consideration.
As for the machinations of replacing current Vice President Joe Biden:
A political scientist I know proposes the following choreography: In the late winter or early spring, Hillary steps down as secretary of state to rest and write that book. The president assigns Biden — the former chairman of Senate Foreign Relations — to add State to his portfolio, making him the most powerful vice president in history. Come the party convention in September, Obama swallows his considerable pride and invites a refreshed Hillary to join the ticket. Biden keeps State. The musicians play “Happy Days Are Here Again” as if they really mean it.
Of course, this is more exciting if it’s a surprise, and now I’ve spoiled it. Sorry. But not as sorry as I’ll be if — as I fear — it’s just a fantasy.
Isn't it nice that the former executive editor of the New York Times will do anything to "guarantee Obama’s re-election" despite the dismal track record of the current White House resident?
Sadly, Keller is not alone for this is the way most of the mainstream media feel and why they'll do anything - including lie - to accomplish this goal.
Prepare yourself for some of the sleaziest most corrupt behavior by America's press in the next ten months you've ever experienced.