Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Dream ticket or nightmare in the making?

   WASHINGTON -- Imagine it: Barack Obama at home in the White House, Hillary Clinton across the way in the vice president's office and Bill Clinton -- well, not baking cookies.

   "It could be like a reality show," said Tom Schaller, a political scientist at the University of Maryland/Baltimore County. "Ryan Seacrest might want to option the rights to it. I think it's a one-for-the-price-of-two situation."

   That's just one reason there's not a unanimous call for a "dream ticket" between Obama and Clinton.

   Supporters of the idea see it unifying the Democratic Party like nothing else, but opponents say Obama has plenty of choices for vice president that would come without the drama that seems to follow the Clintons around.

   Is that so? Then who do you think is a better pick?

    -- Jerry Zremski

tagged

Race for the White House
comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

About Politics Now

Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

rmccarthy@buffnews.com


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

tprecious@buffnews.com


Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | jterreri@buffnews.com


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

Subscribe

Advertisement