Hillary for Vice President? I Say, Aim Higher
The idea of Hillary as veep is gaining traction, John Fund writes:
As President Obama sinks in the polls, Democrats and liberal pundits inevitably are searching for a scapegoat. The most likely victim appears to be gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden, who has become the focus of speculation that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just might replace him on the 2012 Democratic ticket.
Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder, his state's first African-American governor, touched off the controversy. Writing at Politico.com last week, Mr. Wilder argued that Mr. Biden's tenure has been undistinguished and chock full of "too many YouTube moments." He charged that Mr. Biden "has continued to undermine what little confidence the public may have had in him."
By way of contrast, Mr. Wilder says that Hillary Clinton has excelled in her role. "Clinton has been nothing but a team player who has earned good marks since being asked to serve as secretary of state." Having Mrs. Clinton join the 2012 ticket, he said, would revive the Democratic Party and reestablish the party's working-class voters who found her appealing during the 2012 primaries against Mr. Obama.
Don't do it, Hill! Take a tip from Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and Teddy Kennedy in 1980 and head for the top of the ticket!
And speaking of Hillary and her last presidential run, Newsbusters celebrates their fifth anniversary by discussing the role they played in reminding voters that Hillary was "Living on Tuzla Time," as I wrote back in March of 2008: