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Obama-Clinton ticket in 2012 is 'on the table,' Woodward says

The prospect of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton trading places with Vice President Biden is "on the table," Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward said Tuesday night.

"Some of Hillary Clinton's advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012," Woodward said in an interview on CNN's "John King USA."

"President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the 2008 primaries -- so they switch jobs ... not out of the question," Woodward added.

"The other interesting question is Hillary Clinton could run in her own right in 2016 and be younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected president," Woodward added, going on to say that Clinton political advisers, when asked, deny that she has any further political ambitions.

Woodward's new book, "Obama's Wars," is based on interviews inside and beyond the Obama White House.

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- Full Coverage: Bob Woodward's "Obama's Wars"
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By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 7:49 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Eye on 2012  
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You've got to be kidding. Being no fan of Obummmer, but he'd be INSANE to be on a ticket with Hillary. It'd be shades of Kennedy/Johnson and we all know the fate of that!

Hillary is part of the Power Elite (PE), going to Bilderberger conferences and such. She's with the crowd for a New World Order. Even worse, she's the wife of Bill, who showed how criminal he was in the Contra Affair, where all those DRUGS were funneled through HIS STATE!

I just shake my head.

Posted by: stevor | October 7, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is a GREAT Secretary of State....
She would be a GREATER Vice-President...
SHE WOULD BE A FANTASTIC PRESIDENT....!!!!

Posted by: butch1227 | October 6, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

G-O
H-I-L-L-A-R-Y....!!!!

Posted by: butch1227 | October 6, 2010 11:45 PM | Report abuse

President Obama and Vice President Bill Clinton......Hillary stays where she is

Posted by: janetmramos | October 6, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Why is an Obama-Clinton ticket on the table?

Because Woodward is hawking his book, and because he's also looking for more "opinion" show bookings.

I'd just like to remind Bob that opinions are like ---holes. Everyone's got one, but his are fatter and stupider than most.

Posted by: lithium452 | October 6, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

A better ticket for 10-12 wouod be
Clinton President
Biden Vice President

Obama out for lack of coordination with own people and rhetoric over clear decision making..

Posted by: gany1 | October 6, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I 100% agree with what Cindy has commented. Hillary ABSOLUTELY has even MORE clout now than ever before to simply brush away the thought of running as Obama's VP and directly challenge him in the 2012 Primaries. Those states that she won in the 2008 Primaries by 3% to 20% margin would be won again by an even HIGHER margin, as well as the states that she barely, barely, BARELY, lost. The only voters who who still pathetically stick with Oh-Blah-Blah's failed Presidency are the Blacks and recent college graduates (who are moronic enough to believe that they can graduate from school and ACTUALLY FIND A JOB to pay back their $250,000 college loans).

I'm POSITIVE that Hillary's advisors constantly and daily check online chatter like this wesbite in order to gauge a "pulse" of what voters are saying. If you are one of those advisors, PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE tell Mz. Hillary that she needs to put back on her cowboy boots, her riding gear, saddle up her horse (or democratic donkey in this case) and ride on out once again to help save this country! She WILL win......ONE HUNDRED PERCENT! Madame President Hillary Clinton 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ginogino1 | October 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

This message is to Hillary and Bill,

Hillary had 18 million votes in 2008, and most of the US population knows Obama's crew tried to or did tamper with the primaries and caucuses. Out of that 18 million votes, (my guess) 65% still voted Democrat and voted for Obama. Out of that 65%(11,700,000), I would guess 50% of them(5,850,000) will vote Independent, Republican, or not vote at all.

Most of the Hillary voters from 2008 who did not vote or voted other than Democrat, will be dramatically be distant of the Clintons if she decides to go along with the failures of Obama and accept the VP role. If she does this, her chances for president will be down to nil(zero).

Obama's administration has done so much damage to the economy and chose Health Care over Jobs. If people do not have a home anymore due to unemployment what good is health care? Nothing for the immediate momment.

The people know the US is in it's 9th year of decline and will not be able to take Obama past 2012.

I am not a feminist though I have experienced(like Hillary) how some men cannot run the show but are giving the leadership role just because they are male. These type of men take other ideas (especially from women) and use the female staff's ideas and he gets the credit.
This is exactly what will happen to Hillary.

Obama's policies have mostly been a failure due to NO leadership skills. He cannot prioritize this country. He will use Hillary's ideas, he will get the credit for her ideas, and she will be looked at as his mother and not as a leader.

Once Obama uses her ideas from 2013 through 2016, Hillary will not be as effective to make points across and the country will elect a Republican.
Hillary has the chance in 2012 because she will get at least 50% of the Republican women votes, 25% of the Republican men votes, 70% of the Independent votes, and I bet she will get 60% of the Democrat votes (During the Primaries). This will be enough to defeat Obama. She does not need to run as VP. This will be a political fatal error.

90% of the true Clinton supporters from 2008 who did not vote for Obama, will not vote for a Obama-Clinton ticket. It sounds good to the Democrats right now because they are desperate.
It is time for Hillary to stand on her own, be the boss, and not be a submissive Obama Stepford Wife.

I will not vote for Hillary as VP. She is the smarter of the two and she should not lower her standards for Obama. She must be her own character and be the boss.

Thank you.

Cindy

Posted by: Poet365 | October 6, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Gosh! Hillary's a liar but not of the calibre of biden! Hillary is cornered into lying, such as "I'm no stay at home cookie bakig stand by your man kind of woman...." And then along came Monica, slow walking Monica, slow talking Monica...
Now biden can lie at the drop of a hat and swear the hat is HIS!!

Posted by: erodrik | October 5, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

It would stand a better chance if it were CLINTON/0'bammy!

Posted by: erodrik | October 5, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't vote for Hillery for dog catcher, actually I might, she has had a lot of experience, but a more likely ticket would have Hillory at the top. Obama is radioactive except among blacks.

Posted by: jdonner2 | October 5, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't vote for Hillery for dog catcher, actually I might, she has had a lot of experience, but a more likely ticket would have Hillory at the top. Obama is radioactive except among blacks.

Posted by: jdonner2 | October 5, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

How much did you have to dig to find the most uncomplimentary of Hillary you could, WaPo??
The one of President is not the best either, but am learning to expect nothing better from you.

Posted by: kathlenec | October 5, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

I Voted for Hillary Clinton when I thought had matter! Now.. I will never again support the democrats for being hypocritical and running Mrs. Clinton under the bus not once but 3 times

Posted by: rchavera2001 | October 5, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

I Voted for Hillary Clinton when I thought had matter! Now.. I will never again support the democrats for being hypocritical and running Mrs. Clinton under the bus not once but 3 times

Posted by: rchavera2001 | October 5, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

I Voted for Hillary Clinton when I thought had matter! Now.. I will never again support the democrats for being hypocritical and running Mrs. Clinton under the bus not once but 3 times

Posted by: rchavera2001 | October 5, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Oh brother. Woodward is clearly being played by Clinton's advisers here. Making this suggestion now serves a couple of purposes in Clinton's interests. It puts the blame for Obama's current predicament on him for not choosing Clinton initially by suggesting it would be a better ticket. It also suggests that he can't win in 2012 without her. Now he's going to be forced to refute this report and probably keep Biden on the ticket, allowing Clinton to leave the administration and avoid blame for his loss in 2012, or give her an opening to challenge him in the primaries.

Posted by: Illini | October 5, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Biden or Clinton it doesn't matter because on 20 January 2013 Obama will be a failed one term president and will be relegated back to community organizer status – a position for which he is more qualified than he is for president.

Posted by: gun313 | October 5, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Oh mah gawd - could you imagine Loose Lips Biden as Secretary of State? We'd have some pissed off country declaring war on us within a week of his taking office.

Posted by: rah1962 | October 5, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

This article is right on the mark!!! I hope and pray that Hillary will put back on her political battle gear, re-assemble her 18,000,000 strong army of loyal supporters as well as the NEW very large group of voters who believe in her ability to lead, and go out and whoop Barrack HUESSIN "Oh-blah-blah's" butt!!! Why in the world would she even consider being 2nd on the Democratic ticket? That's like MADONNA being the opening act for MILEY CYRUS!!! Hillary Clinton For President 2012!!!!

Posted by: ginogino1 | October 5, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

You got that ticket slightly wrong. It should be Clinton/Obama if you want a snowball's chance in h*ll of winning. The handwriting will be on the wall even to the DNC after the November election that Obama will never be reelected. So if Democrats want to put a president back into office it better be Hilliary. I actually prefer you totally remove Obama from the ticket.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | October 5, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

As Mr. Bill would say: OH, NO!
There is NO WAY, I would want either one of them in any political office in MY Country!

Posted by: kodonivan | October 5, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse


Barry the incompetent boob is already a lame duck president after 21 months in office.

Posted by: screwjob21 | October 5, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

This time Hillary should lead the ticket. She has more than proven herself.

While Obama made us feel that YES WE CAN, nothing changed once he took office, in fact the discourse and disfunction has gotten worse.

Go Hillary!!!

Posted by: onthejourney | October 5, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

I feel ya, blasmaic.

It would be like making Barzini your consigliere.

Posted by: gbooksdc | October 5, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

I think she could swap with Obama and I would be happy - she was my first choice in the primaries!

Posted by: Anglo_Rider | October 5, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

"We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California." -- Hillary Clinton, May 23, 2008

Obama isn't THAT stupid. It would be LBJ all over again.

Posted by: gbooksdc | October 5, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I need a running mate who has powerful friends. I need a million dollars in cash. I need those politicians that you carry in your pocket, like so many nickels and dimes.

Posted by: blasmaic | October 5, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

This ticket would destroy anyone the Right could drum up. Although Bachmann/Palin might have a shot (lololol)

Posted by: TwoTermObama | October 5, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

I like it, but I'd love Clinton/Obama more.

Posted by: scraigbass | October 5, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

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