Startling presidential race epiphany
As I choose to chat with many of Albionic descent over on the Movies You Should See forum/Meebo, I am often asked who I believe will win the 2008 presidential race. It was only a short few minutes ago, during an AIM conversation with one such Briton, that I had an epiphany.
Hillary will get the party's nomination with Obama as her VP candidate.
It's so blindingly obvious. I can't believe I didn't consider this earlier. Both campaigns have been supposedly fighting over similar turf, shoring up the reserves among minority voters. I said in an earlier thread that Election 2008 will be decided by whether Americans are more comfortable with a woman or a black man in charge (for the record, I think it's pathetic that either factor should play into it).
The simple solution, which I'll bet $1 million on, is that they will go for both minority voting demographics by putting the two on the same ticket. The Democrats can't afford to split their base with two extremely popular figureheads in such a banner anti-Republican year.
In addition, Clinton is appealing to swing voters and the so-called "conservative" liberals, while Obama has a reputation for being a by-the-numbers leftist. That goes a long way to pleasing everybody (at least on that side of the aisle) all of the time.
Am I really slow to come to this conclusion?