Who Hillary needs on the ticket is Bill. Not just as a potential first spouse, but as an actual vice presidential candidate.
"Wait a minute," I can hear you saying. "Bill served eight years already and can't run anymore."
True enough. The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does restrict a sitting president to two terms in office. But it doesn't say anything about preventing such a person from running for vice president.
The 12th Amendment states that anyone who is eligible for the presidency under Article II is eligible for the vice presidency. As a natural-born American older than 35, Bill Clinton qualifies, and there's nothing in the 22nd Amendment to disqualify him based on his years as president.
Imagine. A Democratic ticket in 2008 made up of both Clintons. Who could beat that combination?
He's Southern spice; she's Northern ice [emphasis mine--Darren]. It's a marketing duo made in political heaven.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
2008 Presidential Election
From the Chicago Tribune: