...what makes anyone think that Hillary wants to be Obama's VP? I just don't see it. On a social level, it's hard to picture someone of Hillary's age, experience, and temperament being willing to play second fiddle to a young guy like Obama. On a political level, she has more clout in the Senate than she would as vice president. On a personal level, Obama and Clinton (and their respective teams) just don't seem to like each other much.Of course many of us have made the same points. HRC as VP makes no sense which is why I said for months that she would never want or take the job. But what makes us now think she wants it? Because every reporter who has spoken to her inner most circle says she does, and I think even Terry McAuliffe said she wanted it in an on the record interview (but maybe I'm wrong and I'm too tired to look for it.). Her Husband says she wants it. Her BFF Diane Feinstein says she wants it, etc.
Now, maybe she wants the VP slot anyway. Who knows? But I think she'd be more effective in the Senate, have way more freedom of movement, have more career opportunities, and would do more for the party by helping to hold down a second branch of government than she would by being Obama's shadow. Anyone disagree?
The only person who hasn't said she wants it is Hillary. In fact Hillary has said she doesn't want it, but then isn't that how the dance goes? It would be unseemly (and humiliating) for HRC to actually ask for it publicly. If fact, I'm pretty sure such direct communications are illegal under the Political Surrogate Full Employment Act (PSFEA).