We've wished for a long time now that President Obama would thank Vice President Joe "Say It Ain't So" Biden for his distinguished service, gently nudge him from the ticket in 2012, and ask Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be his running mate. It won't happen, of course, and Biden should be OK as a ticket mate to the President. However.....
Check out Secretary Clinton's comments at the "Women in the World" summit nailing the problem with the current right-wing overreach to control womens' reproductive rights and health care options. Here's a sample:
"They want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and bodies."Is she talking about Rethug politicians or the Taliban? Hmmmm.
More than any recent election, this one will be about the freedom of women, and families, to control their destinies. The Rethugs are scared silly that their reactionary base has screwed them up by injecting reproductive rights and contraceptives into the political debate. They're right to be petrified, and the Dems have an opportunity to contrast their vision with that of a dark, misogynist ideology adhered to by the Rethug / Uterus Police Party. It's just a shame that Secretary Clinton can't be the tip of the spear this year that drives the point home; she'd make a unbeatable running mate for Obama, and a very worthy champion for the Democratic Party going in to 2016.