(Huffington Post: AP Photo/Chris Carlson)During the debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton before Super Tuesday, the question of whether they would have one another as Vice Presidential running mates arose. Though non-committal they naturally thought the other would make a good VP.
Jennifer Baumgardner blogged on the Huffington Post today about Hillary:
A bitter reality is beginning to sink in for me, a daughter of the Second Wave. Here we are: several generations raised with the mantra that a "woman" could be president, and learning that we don't mean any woman who actually exists.It struck me that they would make a powerful team, not just as an election ticket but also as an administration. The one who doesn't get the nomination could take specific responsibility for areas such as health and global warming. Dick Cheney has shown that the Vice President's role does not have to be just ceremonial (no irony or sarcasm intended).
A Woman in the White House (15 February 2008)
The recent election of the Kevin Rudd/Julia Gillard led Labor government in Australia shows the power and the potential of such an alliance.
It would be a great pity if the talents and potential contribution of one of these two is lost because of egos or political expediency.
The cliché about the dream team feels just that, a dream. Realpolitik or real politics? to borrow the spin, we live in hope.