NYT Writes Obama a Ticket: Obama/Hillary 2012

“The beginning of a new year is a time for resolutions, and Hillary Clinton’s admirers are already busily, lovingly resolving on her behalf. On one sideline, her friends tell me that after a few years of hyperactive globetrotting what she really needs is to put her feet up and dictate another volume of her memoirs while nagging Chelsea to deliver grandchildren.” 
NYT self-demoted executive editor now writer Bill Keller, in the Times’ editorial page bully pulpit, kicks off a lonnng column begging Obama to jettison Joe for Hillary as vee pee: “One: it does more to guarantee Obama’s re-election than anything else the Democrats can do. Two: it improves the chances that, come next January, he will not be a lame duck with a gridlocked Congress but a rejuvenated president with a mandate and a Congress that may be a little less forbidding. Three: it makes Hillary the party’s heir apparent in 2016. If she sits out politics for the next four years, other Democrats (yes, Governor Cuomo, we see your hand up) will fill the void.”

Yeas and nays: Bill Keller “Just the Ticket” NYT

Even the wacko Weekly World News — home of Bat Boypicked up former Clinton tiny heavyweight and suspected alien Robert Reich‘s skid grease December 29th claiming Obama should be making the announcement about . . . now.  But then again, a week earlier, the Weekly World News claimed Hillary is running against Obama.

The Weekly World News apparently uses the same sources as the New York Times:

Alien backs Bill in 1992. Bush in 1994.  Endorsing Obama/Hillary 2012.

Monday, January 9, 2012 @ 10:34 AM

  • Jo

    They think Hillary is really going to save his but, I don't think so.

  • Soapy Johnson

    This will most definitely happen but Obama is already one step ahead of the NYT … http://placeitonluckydan.com/2011/11/headlines-reveal-october-surprise-barack-obama-changes-name-to-hillary-clinton/

  • Marty

    Well, well…

  • Marty

    Hillary in the game gives him an edge, Jo.  No?

  • jimbotalk

    Choosing Hillary would be smart politically.  Her minions would turn out in greater numbers, especially at her heir apparency.  Don't forget that, in 2016, Hillary will be 69, a few months younger than Reagan when he first won.  No, Obama doesn't want to do this, but he wants to lose even less.  This guarantees Obama nothing, but it increases his odds.  He needs all he help he can get.  Even Biden might not mind a real job at State. 

  • Marty

    You've been divining this pairing for, what, many moons!  If I can read my crystal ball correctly Obama will announce this before the SOTU.