With the 2012 elections heading full tilt forward one political analyst believes a Barack Obama-Hilary Clinton ticket could be in the works. Robert Reich (Former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton) writes on his website that the Democratic ticket needs to be revived and Clinton is the one to do it.
Writing on his blog Reich noted:
“Obama needs to stir the passions and enthusiasms of a Democratic base that’s been disillusioned with his cave-ins to regressive Republicans. Hillary Clinton on the ticket can do that.”
While such a move may appear as if President Obama is throwing Joe Biden under the bus analyst Jonathan Alter and several other pundits have pointed out that Joe Biden has been eyeing the Secretary of State position which would likely provide him with more press time and the opportunity to engage with world leaders on a more direct level.
With Clinton on the ticket Obama could then shift the focus of the election campaign away from the economy and towards Clinton’s very successful foreign policy run. Clinton also served as first lady under her husband Bill Clinton during a time when the economy was met with a large surplus, a fact Obama and his administration could use in their favor as election time rolls around.
If that isn’t enough to give Democrats reason for an Obama-Clinton 2012 ticket a recent Gallup poll has named President Barack Obama as the “most admired” of the year (4th time) while naming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the “most admired woman” of the year for the 10th year in a row and for the 16th time overall (more than former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt).
An Obama-Clinton ticket would also ensure that Hillary Clinton would become the frontrunner for the Democratic party in 2016.
This ticket may have been in the works for years, check out the Newsy video about the pairings relationship:
Do you think an Obama-Clinton ticket would be hard for the GOP to win against in 2012?