Playing The Smoke-Filled Room: Democrat edition

[For rules and set-up instructions, see yesterday's post.]

We’re the big Democratic honchos meeting in a Denver hotel room, designing a winning ticket for a deadlocked convention. . .

OK, Carville, Begala, settle down. Let’s get started. Wait! I’m personally offended. We don’t have enough women or minorities. Donna, pull in that cleaning lady from the hall. It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t speak English, since her kind is anti-abortion anyway, but we have to stand on principle. Wait! I’m personally offended again. You union bosses, put out those cigars! The Democratic caucus does not allow tobacco. Sean, give me a hit from that joint that is passing around. Anyone else personally offended about anything? Good. Let’s get started.

We have two really good candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But which one would be stronger at the top of the ticket? Or would the two together be weaker than either one of them separately. Might having the first woman AND the first African-American be derided as the politically-correct ticket that would put off the general public?

No, Donna, we cannot have two vice presidents. I know, a Clinton, Obama, and Richardson ticket would also let us add the first Hispanic. The constitutions doesn’t allow for that. I know, it’s an evolving document suited to the needs of the time, but I don’t think we could this through the courts in time. Maybe for our second term.

I’ve got it! A slate consisting of Clinton and Clinton! That would be perfect. The 22nd Amendment keeps anyone from being ELECTED to the office more than twice. If the vice-president had to take-over because the president died, that would be OK, wouldn’t it? And if the Supreme Court doesn’t go our way, even after we will have packed it, if Hillary dies, Bill could resign, and NANCY PELOSI would be our new president! How perfect is that?

[Your move. . . .You can be serious if you want to.]

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

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  • Bror Erickson

    Hmmm,
    Seems no one really cares about the democratic race. Or maybe it is because it isn’t as wide open as the Republican race?
    Don’t know, but some how I don’t think Obama and Clinton will run on the same ticket. It will be interesting to see who he finds to run with him. I don’t think Clinton will be running. Could be wrong, but I don’t think the country wants her.

  • Bror Erickson

    Hmmm,
    Seems no one really cares about the democratic race. Or maybe it is because it isn’t as wide open as the Republican race?
    Don’t know, but some how I don’t think Obama and Clinton will run on the same ticket. It will be interesting to see who he finds to run with him. I don’t think Clinton will be running. Could be wrong, but I don’t think the country wants her.

  • organshoes

    I don’t think Mrs. Clinton cares that the country might not want her. She just wants to be president. Period. She thinks she’s 1) she’s good for us, and 2) she deserves it, and 3) we should think so too.
    I don’t have much better construction to offer Hillary Clinton or her motives.

  • organshoes

    I don’t think Mrs. Clinton cares that the country might not want her. She just wants to be president. Period. She thinks she’s 1) she’s good for us, and 2) she deserves it, and 3) we should think so too.
    I don’t have much better construction to offer Hillary Clinton or her motives.

  • http://necessaryroughness.org Dan at Necessary Roughness

    “That would be perfect. The 22nd Amendment keeps anyone from being ELECTED to the office more than twice. ”

    There’s debate about that. The 12th Amendment says, “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.”

  • http://necessaryroughness.org Dan at Necessary Roughness

    “That would be perfect. The 22nd Amendment keeps anyone from being ELECTED to the office more than twice. ”

    There’s debate about that. The 12th Amendment says, “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.”

  • http://www.pagantolutheran.blogspot.com Bruce

    Ok. NOW I know what we’re smoking.

  • http://www.pagantolutheran.blogspot.com Bruce

    Ok. NOW I know what we’re smoking.

  • organshoes

    But no one’s inhaling.

  • organshoes

    But no one’s inhaling.

  • http://www.semicolonblog.com Sherry

    Hilary Clinton and Jesse Jackson, gives her the advantage of having a black man on the ticket but she can continue to try to destroy Obama without having to rehabilitate him later.

    Or Obama/Pelosi, same deal. Obama gets a female running mate and still gets to hate Hilary.

  • http://www.semicolonblog.com Sherry

    Hilary Clinton and Jesse Jackson, gives her the advantage of having a black man on the ticket but she can continue to try to destroy Obama without having to rehabilitate him later.

    Or Obama/Pelosi, same deal. Obama gets a female running mate and still gets to hate Hilary.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Brilliant, Sherry!

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Brilliant, Sherry!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy

    Seen on a sign at the Packers game at Lambeau Field:

    Hillary [crossed out]
    Obama [crossed out]
    Favre 4 President

    Sounds good. Bruce, others from Wisconsin, you with me?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy

    Seen on a sign at the Packers game at Lambeau Field:

    Hillary [crossed out]
    Obama [crossed out]
    Favre 4 President

    Sounds good. Bruce, others from Wisconsin, you with me?

  • fw

    Just vote ok?

  • fw

    Just vote ok?

  • fw

    So now Senator Clinton is to the “right” of Justice Scalia and Chief Justice Roberts and President Bush´s 7 member panel on sentencing. Maybe she will get some republican crossover votes after all!

    Clinton/Romney anyone?

    http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2007/12/is-senator-clin.html

  • fw

    So now Senator Clinton is to the “right” of Justice Scalia and Chief Justice Roberts and President Bush´s 7 member panel on sentencing. Maybe she will get some republican crossover votes after all!

    Clinton/Romney anyone?

    http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2007/12/is-senator-clin.html


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