New Clinton Strategy: Keep Hinting at Obama as VP

This has to be a trend now since she discussed it with Harry Smith on Wednesday morning.

She brought up the possibility of Obama as a running mate again today, this time in Mississippi, story from Breitbart:

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday again raised the possibility that she might run with rival Sen. Barack Obama on the same Democratic presidential ticket.

Speaking to voters in Mississippi, where Sen. Barack Obama is expected to do well in next week’s primary, Clinton said, “I’ve had people say, ‘Well I wish I could vote for both of you. Well, that might be possible some day. But first I need your vote on Tuesday.”

It is the second time this week that she has hinted at a joint ticket with the Illinois senator; he has not ruled it out but says it is premature to be having those discussions.

The town hall meeting at a train depot in Hattiesburg was Clinton’s second appearance in Mississippi, where 33 delegates will be allocated in its Democratic presidential primary Tuesday.

Clinton has already sought to lower expectations for the contest in this state where Obama is expected to do well, largely because of his increasing appeal among black voters.

Mississippi’s population is 37 percent black.

“I know that I may have an uphill battle here in the state, I appreciate that,” Clinton said.

Work with me here but this makes sense. If Hillary can convince voters that a vote for her equals a voter for Obama on the ticket, she may sway some people who want her “experience” over Obama’s “inspiration”. I believe this has become a calculated strategy for the Clinton campaign to placate voters excited about Obama but maybe hesitant to put him as Commander-in-Chief.

Seems that way to me since she voluntarily brought it up again.