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Does Obama Want Clinton Off His Back? Use Love Offense!

If Obama wants Clinton off his back, he can.  What Obama has shown is constraint on his part not to anger Clinton and Clinton’s supporters.  And he needs to heal the wounds before McCain can exploit that opportunity.  If Obama does not act quick enough, McCain can rip the Democrats apart without Clinton’s doing.  At this stage, since Obama is so inevitable, Obama can employ some Love Offense.

 

Obama can, at the very least, help Clinton to retire the debt.  This is “very least” because Obama has the resources either through his time to fundraise for Clinton or transfer his campaign funds to her.  Obama says he cannot consider that route because the contest is still going.  That is very true.  Given Obama is all for change and positive politics.  That is a little un-Obama.

 

Obama can also have Clinton as his running mate, only if that option can be appreciated.  Obama does not want to discuss that option either for the same reason.  By having this option open, John Edwards being a VP for the second time is now possible, although John Edwards does not want it.

 

Whether Clinton appreciates the gestures or not is not as important as Clinton’s supporters’ appreciation (not voters).  Obama needs to convince that Obama will accept Clinton’s volunteers, political staffers, elected officers or party officers (say county Democratic Party chairs).  Obama has to assure that these people will continue to have a political future under the Obama banner, they will not be sidelined or removed by Obama loyalists.  If Obama failed to do that, then a lot of volunteers, voting precinct captains will stay and decrease the Democrat turn-out.  

 

Obama can offer plenty of love to win that infrastructure.  A winner can always offer benevolence.  A loser can only lose it with grace.  Obama has enough comfort zone to offer loves and hugs to Clinton even if Clinton does not accept.  In fact, Clinton’s supporters may get turn off by Clinton if Clinton refuses to sell at the best price offered by Obama (Remember Icahn gets grumpy after Yahoo refuse to sell to Microsoft?).  

 

Love can be just as offensive. 

 

Clinton will stay until June 3.  And Clinton has shown her constraint: stop attacking Obama.  By being the front runner, Obama has moved on to McCain.  However, Obama has to take care of his back-end.  Exposing the wounds to McCain will be Obama’s fault and not Clinton’s bitterness.  After all, it is the Obama’s presidency on the line, not Clinton’s.  He has more at stake.  So, this better not be about an on-going contest of the Democratic nomination.  It is about Obama winning the White House.  He is the only one who can fix it.  

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May 21, 2008 - Posted by | Barack Obama, clinton, Current Events, Democrats, election, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton, obama, opinion, politics, Thoughts, wordpress-political-blogs

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