Obama Clinton Logo courtesy of Facebook Group Obama-Clinton 2012.
Former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder recently put forth the notion of an Obama-Clinton 2012 ticket. What does this mean for everyone? A no-contest landslide win. Again. Obama having Clinton as his VP would be a political powerhouse that would reform the political landscape, and from 2012-2016 we would have significant progress, on all fronts.
Consider the facts that our current President, Barack Obama, has accomplished more in his one year and seven months in office than most Presidents do in an entire term. He brought about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to repair the economy, it's working. Slowly, but steadily it's working. He reformed Health Care, the biggest reform in the past seventy years. He passed his financial reform bill, giving us the biggest financial system overhaul since the New Deal. He's set us on the path of troop withdrawal from Iraq. He has repaired America's image across the world, so we are no longer seen as the big bully who goes to war with whoever they please for whatever paltry resources are there. He was the first President of the United States to preside over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. He is a President of Firsts though. Most argue that he never had enough experience in the beginning to be President. Well, in 2012, will he have enough experience then, having been President for four years?
Some still argue that no, he won't ever have enough experience. Nothing Obama does is good enough for those people though. Most of those people are conservative right wingers who fail to acknowledge that half of Obama's achievements were formerly proposed by Republicans. They're only mad now because they can't claim credit for it.
For those, consider Hillary Clinton. She is also a woman of firsts. Many of her achievements begin with 'First woman to' and end with something quite admirable. She was twice considered one of the Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the country. She was first Lady of Arkansas for nearly ten years, and can claim credit for a large amount of the reform that Arkansas received during Bill Clinton's time as Governor. She was also First Lady of the United States for eight years, performing many diplomatic duties and pushing for Health Care herself, which indeed did fail, but nonetheless she was a huge advocate for it. Add on to her eight years as a Senator for New York, and now her experience as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton makes her possiblity as 2012 Vice Presidential nominee a great possibility.The woman speaks to the working middle class, and would bring back the alienated independents who feel that Obama is too far right, or too far left. She would definitely make a better Vice President than Sarah Palin.
The Obama-Clinton ticket is a much better alternative to some of the Republican rumor tickets going around... Romney-Crist, wouldn't be as good as Obama-Clinton, however, it would be a great deal better than Palin-Bachmann.
There's a group on Facebook currently dedicated to an Obama-Clinton ticket, and you can find them here.
Imagine the mountains that can be moved with Obama and Clinton in office. Hillary would then be perfectly positioned to run for President as the first female in 2016.