Clinton, Obama: Why Not Both?

Some Democratic faithful are floating visions of a dream ticket that marries Obama's energy with Clinton's expertise. But it's only a dream

Brian Snyder / Reuters

Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama Hillary Clinton prior to the Democratic presidential debate in Hollywood, California on January 31, 2008

Here's a quick rundown of the many advantages the Democrats enjoy at this stage of the 2008 campaign. Voter turnout in most states is running well ahead of that for the GOP. Democratic fund-raising continues to break all records—even those set previously by Republicans. The Democrats' issues cupboard is fuller than it has been in a decade and a half. And voters have narrowed the field to two wildly popular candidates, either of whom would make history if nominated, much less elected.

Given the embarrassment of riches, it was only a matter of time before Democratic...

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