Friday, May 9, 2008

Hillary's Plan

What is Hillary up to? Not getting ready to be Barack's running mate, at least not in the mind of Ted Kennedy, who seems to think the idea is ridiculous:

Kennedy, 76, without naming names, said Obama should pick a running mate who ``is in tune with his appeal for the nobler aspirations of the American people.''

``If we had real leadership -- as we do with Barack Obama -- in the No. 2 spot as well, it'd be enormously helpful,'' Kennedy said.


Hillary's camp had earlier been non-committal on the notion of the VP slot, but the campaign spokesman now says it's not in the card:
Howard Wolfson, the Clinton campaign's communications director, denied that she is interested in the vice president spot.

"She said that's not something she would accept," Wolfson told "GMA."
So what is Hillary up to? Campaigning hard. Her campaign Chairman, Terry McAuliffe, scoffed at Barack's plan to declare the race over on May 20:
McAuliffe said Obama can celebrate all he wants that night, but there is no official nominee until someone gets 2,025 delegates -- or in the calculation of the Clinton camp, 2,209 delegates, if the disputed delegates from Florida and Michigan are counted.
Despite news reports over the past couple of days that this is a campaign that's only going through the motions, that doesn't seem to be the case:
The Clinton camp this morning also released a "Dear Fellow Democrats" letter from 16 US House members supporting her that reinforces her argument that she would be the stronger nominee in what is likely to be a very close November election because she is winning primaries in key battleground states and is winning among blue-collar swing voters.
Not convinced that Hillary's game plan remains unchanged?
The cash-strapped Clinton campaign announced it is airing a TV ad in West Virginia, site of the next primary on Tuesday.
Where is she getting the money to keep going? Perhaps she's counting on getting help paying off her campaign debts from Barack, and she's spending the money now that she doesn't have in order to convince him to give it to her.

Or maybe she believes that this race isn't over.

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