Bill Kristol whiles away a summer Friday:
Romney-Rice vs. Obama-Clinton?
I think putting Hillary on the ticket makes Obama look desperate and weak. But he is! I can't imagine how they solve the Wild Bill Problem but if physicists can find the Boson-Higgs particle they ought to be able to fit Obama's and Bill's ego in the same universe.
As to Rice, uhh, wouldn't that just energize all those Dems who have not been united behind much of anything since the Iraq war wound down? Do we really want to re-fight the Summer of 2001 and Ms. Rice's non-response to the blinking radar screens? Do we want to re-fight the Summer of 2003 and puzzle over Saddam's WMDs?
It may be water under the bridge now, but Team Obama will rather talk about the run-up to Iraq than the current economy. Remember, we are talking about a guy whose big selling point in 2008 was his firm commitment not to invade Iraq in 2002. Geez, in 2012 with Rice on the ticket all we will her about is how Obama won't be fooled by Saddam and his non-existent WMDs. Sure, Saddam is dead and we ought to be taking about Iran, but the past lives forever in Obama's rhetoric.