A Thought on Hillary’s Strategy

Hillary just put out her first ad. Hotline has it. So I pose a question:

Does she have to run for President in 2008? Not necessarily.

Let’s go back to the basics and think about her position:

  • First of all, to quote a friend of mine from IA Democratic politics, “Is there anyone in the world who is persuadable on her?” The answer is, fewer voters every year don’t know who she is. Some die and some become new voters.
  • People hate her. Even Democrats hate her.

  • Why do people think that she is unbeatable if she runs? She has the largest fundraising operation in the country

So here’s a thought. Why doesn’t she run for VP? You can’t really attack a VP candidate. Is someone really going to vote against the Dem ticket because she’s VP? At the same time, she can deliver her organization for someone else in 2008. And then in 2016, she has a clear shot, and 8 more years of voter attrition and positive name ID as VP…

She and Bill are smart enough. They could be thinking like this.