The Audacity of Chutzpah!
So,...once again, self-appointed Empress Shillary Clinton has stuck her foot in her mouth:
In a fiery rebuttal to suggestions emerging over the past week, Barack Obama on Monday shot down suggestions he become Hillary Clinton’s wing man and questioned the logic of those who say he is prepared for the vice presidency but not to be president.
Speaking at a town hall style meeting in Columbus, Miss., the Illinois senator said the proposal floated by Clinton’s campaign over the last week that he be her running mate doesn’t make sense, especially since he has won twice as many states as Clinton, hundreds of thousands more of the popular vote and 110 more delegates so far.
“I am not running for vice president, I am running for president of the United States of America. I am running to be commander in chief,” Obama boomed to applause. “I don’t know how somebody in second place is offering vice president to the person in first place.”
Obama was speaking fresh off a weekend Democratic caucuses victory in Wyoming that turned the Democratic presidential primary contest back into a horse race. Mississippi’s primary is on Tuesday and Obama is far ahead in the Magnolia State, according to several polls of voters there.
Clinton began talking up the idea of a “dream ticket” last week when she suggested that maybe one day voters will have a chance to elect both her and Obama at the same time. The notion of a dream ticket was forwarded again by Bill Clinton over the weekend while campaigning on his wife’s behalf in Mississippi.
While Obama has been plagued by claims he is all fluff and no substance, he said he doesn’t want voters to get caught in the spin being put out that a Democratic ballot — with Clinton in the one slot and Obama in the second slot — would be a dream ticket.
“I don’t want anyone 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 going to go along with the past or are you going to go with the future?” he asked.
“I do not believe Senator Clinton is about change,” he added, “because in fact this kind of gamesmanship — talking about being vice president, maybe he’s maybe not ready for commander in chief — that is exactly the kind of double speak, double talk that Washington is very good at, that people who spend a long time in Washington have a lot of experience at, but is not going to solve the problems of the country. Have I been clear? I want to make sure I’m clear to everybody.”
On Monday, Clinton campaign officials were asked how Clinton could consider Obama as a potential running mate if she doesn’t think he is qualified to be commander in chief.
Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson responded that Obama “has not passed the commander in chief test but there is a long way between now and Denver. (It is) not something she’s prepared to rule out at this point.”
The Democratic National Convention will be held in Denver on Aug. 25-28. As the campaign continues to go on, several Democratic Party officials have worried aloud that the nomination could remain undecided until then.
Talking to voters, Obama tore into the Clinton camp’s claims — crystallized in a “3 a.m.” television ad that aired last week — that she is better prepared for a national security emergency call that comes in the middle of the night.
“I believe that the most important thing is that when you answer that phone call at 3 in the morning is what kind of judgment you have, not how long you’ve been in Washington,” he said. “And I believe that I have shown better judgment than Senator Clinton. I believe I offer a clean break from the policies of George Bush because Mrs. Clinton went along with George Bush on the war in Iraq. Senator Clinton went along with George Bush on her willingness to try to saber-rattle when it came to Iran.”
The TrekMedic adds:
Now we all know what the Shrill One did with Slick Willy's balls!