November 14, 2008

Hillary And Barack II ?

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) watches Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) deliver her speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Billings, Montana, August 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young  (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

Is Obama really willing to deal with the amount of political oxygen Hillary would consume? And, how does this image — taken while Obama watched Hillary’s speech on the second night of the DNC — inform the potential cabinet offer?

Far from being intimidated by Hillary, maybe the laugh reflects confidence that Obama could profit by Hillary, and the two, from each other. Even more, it seems Obama understands Clinton brings a force which, for better or worse, can only elevate his game.

And then, strictly with the visuals in mind, how could you not love Hillary taking over for Condi, and a resumption of the Obama – Clinton show?

(image: Jim Young/Reuters. Billings, Montana, August 26, 2008)

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