Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bill Clinton's Running Mate Unable To Carry Home State Of Illinois

Bill Clinton was unable to carry Illinois on Super Tuesday, despite selecting a running mate from a Chicago Suburb.

Former President Clinton was able to carry his own home state of Arkansas.

This is similar to the 2004 elections when Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry selected John Edwards of South Carolina as his running mate. Edwards was unable to deliver South Carolina for the Democratic Party.

There was a similar embarrasment when Al Gore couldn't carry his own home state of Tennessee in the 2000 elections.

Bill Clinton should now consider a different person for the bottom of the national ticket. Someone with a greater "electability" quotient than Hillary Clinton. Perhaps a popular Governor or Senator from one of the large swing states like Florida or Ohio. Or even Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

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