10 September 2008

- Was Hillary the Ticket? -

Politico asks whether having Hillary Clinton on the ticket would have "Palin-proofed" the Democratic ticket. As with all counterfactuals, it's a rather silly question. My answer is that it obviously would have changed the dynamics, and it would have made it unlikely that McCain would have selected Palin. But McCain would probably have found another angle to play, probably something to do with the Clintons, and we'd all be blaming Obama for not having chosen somebody like Biden.