coalkirk wrote:It could happen. I still think the Clintons will find a way to steal the nomination regardless. I hope so because i'm pretty sure McCain can beat her. I'm not as confident about Obama.
Hillary as the candidate surely would allow McCain to win, yes, the race would be closer with Obama running. I could see the "Clinton Political Machine" quietly slipping Obama a very large sum of money to drop out and quietly go away or running Hillary on the Independent ticket.
Wow.... You do have a low opinion of politicians John, dont you!!
I cant imagine any pol who would ever accept a bribe to just fade away from a good shot at being President. It's usually not money that drives them. It's power, ego, prestige &, in very rare cases a genuine desire to change their country & the world for the better. (yes, I am just naive enough to believe such people exist & who knows, maybe Obama is one)
In my opinion, the names Truman & Eisenhower come to mind in that I dont think power, prestige or money was their motivation for running for & becoming President. (I may even add Ford & Carter to that list)