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Should she stay or should she go?

June 6, 2008 - Bill Speer
With mounting pressure from party faithful reluctant to further stomach a prolonged convention battle, Hillary Clinton this week conceded her party's nomination to rival Barack Obama. After the Democratic National Committee met last weekend to decide how to proportion Michigan and Florida's delegates, the proverbial writing was on the wall for Hillary.

Certainly she took the high road with her decision to abandon the campaign and throw her support to Obama. By doing so now, it delays three more months of what would have been an eventual decision anyway, and allows Obama to direct his campaign against his opponent in the fall - John McCain.

The question, however, on everyone's mind the minute the announcement was made official is whether Hillary should be Obama's running mate.

A good argument can be made as to the huge support these two candidates combined generated in sheer numbers in the primaries this year. The thought of these two charismatic leaders on the same ticket is intriguing.

However, her addition also would bring another extremely polarizing personality to the ticket which already, like it or not, is going to have to break through stereotypes and overcome inherent prejudices of many Democratic voters.

I want to know what you think. Should Hillary be Obama's running mate or not. Certainly I welcome you to respond in the comment section of this blog should you wish, but I also would ask you to e-mail your thoughts to Please include the word "Hillary" in the subject line. Your responses will make up a follow to this blog in the days ahead.


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