It is inconceivable that a successful presidential nominee Barack Obama will ever contemplate to run on the same ticket with a disgraceful and soon to be completely disgraced Hilary Clinton as his vice presidential candidate. Many of us Obama’s supporters will not like to see such an aberration and strongly advise against it. Hilary Clinton is not honorable and by her words and actions so far, have shown the clay she is made of. By her trying to invent fuzzy mathematics to remain in contention makes her more despicable. The best treatment is for the Obama camp not only to shun her but also to do all they possibly could to pay Hilary back in her own coin of a vindictive desperado. Were the reverse the case and Hilary was winning as had been contemplated, there is no way in hell the Clintons would have considered an Obama vice presidency. Be that as it may, Icheoku will now go forth to adduce reasons why such a ticket should not even be given a second thought.
First, both Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton are from the minority block of the American voting electorates - whereas Obama is black, Clinton is a woman. It will be a political suicide to neglect the one big electoral block as represented in the white American males; so it becomes imperative that a white man be on the ticket. It must be a presidential nominee Barack Obama with a white man vice presidential candidate to reassure the majority white males that their interest will be protected under the experiment of a minority president. Otherwise they will take flight to an apparently unlikable but tolerable grandpa John McCain; after all McCain is a white man admitted he may be a "grumpy" old white man. In a democracy, it is always about protection of various interests and that of the majority MUST always be adequately protected. An Obama and a white female would have been a good idea too, but the white men will not accept it and will need adequate representation before they can sanction their exclusion for the first time, at least for four years, from their “white house”. If by any improbable mathematical miscalculation, a Hilary Clinton emerges as the nominee, she will certainly take a white man running mate, period! This white man running mate is non-negotiable in view of the historical facts available – somebody must be there in the white house to ensure adequate representation of the majority white males of America. So presidential nominee Barack Obama must as a political necessity pick a white male possibly from the South as his vice presidential candidate. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia will be an ideal candidate since he brings with him national security experience having served in Vietnam as a decorated marine as well as the "good ole boys" southern connection. Barack Obama must as a political necessity, resist as a burden, any attempt by the party or the Clinton's campaign to impose Hilary Clinton on him as his vice president. Moreover, Hilary Clinton will not necessarily bring anything compensatory to the ticket such as a red state, groups of voting blocs etc; but a huge liability - after all she is a Clinton and like a snail, will always drag her baggage along.
Secondly, the theme of Barack Obama’s campaign is CHANGE – change we can believe in. This change means change of the status-quo and Hilary Clinton is part of the statusquo that has and needs to be changed as a matter of fact. Hilary is married to a former President Bill Clinton who hangs out with another former President George H. Bush Snr who is the father of the present President Goerge W. Bush Jnr. Together between the Bushes and the Clintons they would have had a total of 28years in the White house - 8years of senior Bush vice presidency with Reagan; his own 4years presidency; Bill Clinton's 8years and the baby Bush soon to be completed 8years. This more than qualifies Hilary Clinton as part of the establishment that needs to be changed. Hilary Clinton comes with “35years” of experience, which experience is the reason why the statusquo has remained the way it has and maintained thus far; which experience is fuelling the current change-fever in the land. If we are where we are today because of past policies of past administrations, is it not logical to infer that Hilary’s alleged experience is a negative one which has put us where we are and therefore needs to go. If her experience was good or beneficial enough, there would have been no need to desire a change, but the clamor for change shows that her “experience” is of no good and therefore must not be retained. To do otherwise will be to reprobate and it will be seen by the majority of us supporters of Barack Obama as just a talking point by Barack Obama just to secure the nomination and not rooted in a deep heart-felt desire to effect a real change. WE MUST AND SHOULD NOT BE TURNED OFF WITH A BARACK OBAMA'S CHOICE OF HILARY CLINTON AS HIS VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE! For a change to be effective and grounded, it must be total both in outlook and substance:- all past last names occupying the Whitehouse, including the Clintons must be changed; all past policies that were not beneficial to the American people particularly the masses must be changed; all the talking-points of partisan hacks must be changed; all past politics of distraction must be changed; all politics of divisiveness must be changed; all politics of convenient-lies must be changed; all politics of double-speak must be changed; all politics of personality cult must be changed; all politics for the rich and the well connected only must be changed; a Whitehouse in a strangle-hold of lobbyists and special interest groups must be changed and finally our course and direction in the world especially in Iraq must also be changed. Hilary Clinton does not fathom favorably in any of these desirables and therefore must be rejected by the Presidential Nominee, Barack Obama as his vice presidential candidate; as being part of the things that need to be changed. To do otherwise will be very detrimental and will alienate the majority of his supporters who have fuelled his change-themed candidacy including Icheoku & Company. According to a time tested advice, If you must talk the talk, please walk the walk too Barack Obama! Barrack Obama’s campaign is anchored in the burning desire of the American people to change things including Hilary Clinton herself. By the same token, if by accident of fate, Hilary "steals" the nomination, Barack Obama SHOULD NOT accept to run with her but should wait for another time. Such a ticket with a Clinton will not win the general election and what is the point allowing oneself to be identified as a looser especially if tainted by the Clinton's very high unfavourable rating? Being identifed as a loser is not very good and this is what one school of thought alleges that tanked John Edwards campaign before it could take off. But it will not happen to Barack Obama, provided he listens to the teeming voices of people calling on him to resists running with Hilary Clinton as his vice presidential candidate - the voice of the people is the voice of GOD!
Thirdly, presidential nominee Barack Obama must avoid the fate which befell President George Walker Bush Jnr. As has been shown with Dick Cheney, it is never a good idea to have an overly very powerful vice president. A vice president Hilary Clinton will be all too powerful for Barack Obama’s presidency - with all her contacts as a former first lady to the still hanging-around former President Bill Clinton, a two term US Senator from New York and a “desperate housewife” who so much desires the presidency for herself. Loyalty will be suspect and at any given opportunity she will like to take over the presidency either through sabotage or instigated impeachment proceedings against a President Barack Obama. President Bush got on just fine with Dick Cheney because as Cheney indicated earlier on he was not interested in running for the office; and allegedly proclaimed that even if he were to be nominated, he will not run, if elected he will not serve. Also Dick Cheney is a recluse who shuns the limelight and would rather operate in the background. The reverse is the case with Hilary Clinton, whose burning ambition to enter the annals of history as the first woman president of America, which made her to take all the rubbish from a lying and cheating husband, is an open secret. Also Hilary like Paris Hilton enjoys prime-time and devours the attention of the paparazzi. To now see that ambition suddenly evaporate before her eyes through the insurgent Barack Obama's mesmerizing campaign, themed hope and change, is heart-wrenching and she will seize upon any opportunity to redeem that ambition. Hilary will be a huge security risk as a vice president to Barack Obama and like a “leper” must be kept as far away from the Barack Obama's Whitehouse as possible, short of a complete ostracision. Hilary Clinton will forever covet the office and will not be a safe vice president to have and should thus be rejected by Presidential nominee Barack Obama. Hilary’s voting block will turn around and vote for Obama in the November general election as the option of a Grandpa John McCain's presidency is a nightmare not worthy of contemplation in the first place. Hilary is a reject and should be so confined out by the vice presidential searching committee of Barack Obama.
The Fourth reason why Hilary Clinton should not be considered as a potential vice presidential candidate for an Obama presidency is that she is very divisive and is a cannon fodder for the republicans to rally their base. The name Clinton evokes different memories for different people in this country and is the war cry the republicans will need to rally their base during the general election:- all the anti-Clintons fanatical evangelical supporters of the Republican Party establishment will intoxicatingly stump for a final last-man standing show down with the Clintons; including against a Barack Obama's ticket which parades a Hilary Clinton! Who would like to be reminded of how Bill Clinton was receiving oral treatment from Monica Lewinsky in the Whitehouse of all places? Who would like to be reminded of the possibility that the so far Bush-cleaned Whitehouse will be re-stained or soiled again by a now to be freer Bill Clinton? If he could do the much he did while a sitting president saddled with all important matters of the state, who could imagine what will become tenable with his wife engrossed in matters of the state and Bill Clinton freer to roam about? This is the kind of campaign tool no responsible democrat will like to provide the Republican Party with. The Clintons are a quarry for the Republicans and a Hilary’s vice presidential candidacy will contaminate Barack Obama and should be avoided at all possible cost; so that the republicans will not find what to run against Barack Obama with. Can you imagine a campaign advert that portrays Hilary Clinton as a president in the waiting running with Obama? No, this scenario is unacceptable and should therefore be jettisoned. So far the Republican Party is lost at sea on how to fashion their campaign against Barack Obama but that will suddenly change were Hilary Clonton to be the vice president. Their campaign ad will then constitute the vulnerable Hilary Clinton. Hilary Clinton is the weakest link and therefore should not be allowed to run as vice presidential candidate with Barack Obama. Fortunately there are a plethora of so many highly qualified vice presidential materials in the Democratic Party and other options should be given much higher priority than Hilary Clinton.
Fifthly, Bill Clinton will not go away and being the sleek Willy he is, shall devise a way of being relevant in the new Barack Obama's administration. Bill is too overbearing and were Hilary to miraculously emerge through a fuzzy math, Bill will be a co-president in addition to being the de-facto vice president cum national security adviser and secretary of state – all at the same time and for and by himself alone. The bottom line is that Bill Clinton will surely have his hand in every pie of the state and will function as the final bus stop for every thing going out of Hilary’s Whitehouse – GOD FORBID! Get rid of this couple once and for all so that America will forever forget them and not be reminded of the infamous escapade with Monica Lewinsky which they have come to represent in so many minds. Away with the Clintons! No to a Hilary Clinton's vice presidency with Barack Obama!
In conclusion therefore, the Democratic Party establishment must rise up to the occasion and checkmate the excesses of the Clintons this once and for all. The Clintons are going out of their way in their mad quest for a re-occupation of the Whitehouse and are prepared to cheat, lie and truncate the process to get there. If they were winning, nobody will ever hear anything about sitting the Florida and Michigan delegates which they hitherto signed unto to their non seating; if they were winning or have won eleven straight states, people would have persuaded Barack Obama to drop out of the race to make way for cordiality; now she would not even release her tax records until push came to shove over the matter and yet she promises to bring transparency to government? She would also not release her first lady’s records as Bill’s co-president until it amounted to pulling her teeth and yet she promises to bring transparency to government? It is now being rumored that her campaign approached Canada with a different vibe on NAFTA and yet turned around to accuse Obama of doing that? Hilary told the nation that they are a family in Democratic party and would not campaign dirty but any serious watcher of last week penultimate Ohio/Texas “victories” will agree with Icheoku that like the “I did not have sex with that woman Ms Lewinsky” episode of Bill Clinton, that this couple are comfortable telling bare naked lies with impunity. Also remember the "whatever happens in this election I feel honored running with Barack Obama" rhetoric and then went ballistic afterwards.
The Clintons are unreliable and unbelievable and should therefore never be believed or trusted again. Their word means nothing, politics notwithstanding. When will the Clintons be told enough is really enough or are they more important than the Democratic Party itself that they should be allowed to ruin the fabric holding the Democratic Party together through their selfish egoistic and childish claim to a nomination which they have since lost? Whatever becomes of this political season, one thing is clear and that is, Barrack Obama is the peoples’ preferred choice for the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate nomination and Hilary Clinton SHOULD NOT be his vice presidential candidate. The voice of the people is resounding in their choice of barack Obama and this should be respected otherwise Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004 will be a child’s play come November 2008. Any unselfish individual would have since thrown in the towel, except the Clintons, judging from their start off point of an inevitable coronation to the present smack down humiliation by a first timer to the national scene, Barack Obama. Shame to the Clintons! It is shocking that they still have the face to shamelessly carry on with a finished campaign – it is just ordinary grandstanding but the country is wiser.