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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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April 4, 2014

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

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Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review June 6, 2008 / 3 Sivan

Are we ready for Obama-Clinton-Clinton?

By Diana West

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Heading into Democratic Unity Weekend, with Hillary Clinton expected to end her presidential campaign and endorse Barack Obama, it's worth taking one last look at what might have been — in fact, what was indeed the case from Tuesday night when Obama clinched the nomination until Thursday night when Hillary let it be known she was pulling out of the race: classic Clintonism.

After all, what did Hillary do after Barack became the all-but-official presidential nominee? Go gracious on us and concede? Pledge political fealty to the party standard bearer? Not on your life. She gave another rootin'-tootin' campaign speech about her favorite cause: Herself.

"A lot of people are asking, 'What does Hillary want?'" she said at a rally following Obama's victory speech. "I want what I have always fought for: I want the nearly 18 million people who voted for me to be respected and heard and no longer invisible."

What was she talking about? The "invisible" votes, sorry, didn't add up to political victory but, in Hillaryland, everyone's a winner, especially Hillary. That is, Barack won but Hillary wanted to take the marbles home. Apparently, she has since decided to sail a ship-of-stately into the political sunset (tomorrow is another day).

But at that moment, age-old, familiar "I want it because it's mine" Clintonism confounded convention to gratify the lust for power. In a word (at least I think it's a word): Waa-aaa-aaa!

Then again, Hillary later let it drop, ton-of-bricks-like, she would like to be Obama's running mate.

But don't call her, Barack. She'll call you — eventually. As the New York Post reported, "He tried to call her twice following (his) speech — but got her voicemail."


The paper adds: "She finally returned the call as his plane was about to fly out of St. Paul to Washington. He offered to meet her but nothing was finalized."

Outside the Capitol on Wednesday morning, Obama was asked whether he was disappointed by Clinton's non-concession speech. He replied: "I thought Sen. Clinton, after a long-fought campaign, was understandably focused on her supporters."

Ouch. Bad sign. This obviously prepared and overly diplomatic response was way too deferential for the top of any ticket, especially one who has already made history, in Obama's case for being the least-experienced — sorry — the first black presidential nominee.

But Obama's Hillary problem only got worse. "I just spoke to her today and we are going to be having a conversation in the coming weeks." (Now, there's an executive for you.) When a reporter asked whether Clinton indicated whether she would be dropping out of the race, Obama replied this way: "It wasn't a detailed conversation."

Uh-oh. This champion just doesn't play power politics in the same league as the runner-up. Indeed, it was party elders who forced Hillary out of the race more than the Obama victory. Now I understand why The New York Times' Maureen Dowd calls Obama "Bambi."

Even so, we are hearing endless speculation on an Obama-Hillary "dream" ticket.

Not from Obama supporters, of course. They see Hillary seeking political parity, not supporting the nominee. New York State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries voiced another nightmarish concern: Bill "running around the White House with a whole lot of free time on his hands." Which is exactly what Dick Morris was talking about when he described an Obama-Hillary ticket as a menage a trois, with Bill as "the unexpected roommate."

Then there was this from Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod: "Obviously, she's an incredibly formidable person" — read: scary — "but it's way too early to talk about that." Right. But it wasn't too early for Lanny Davis, a Hillary supporter and former special counsel to Bill, to start a petition drive to put Hillary on the ticket.

What if it works? Imagine the phone call from Barack — assuming Hillary picks it up — as he opens with a political pick-up line borrowed from their debates: "You're likeable enough, Hillary."

Somehow, I don't see this happening. And I haven't even mentioned all the Obama-supporting former Clintonistas — Bill Richardson, Robert Reich, Tom Andrew and now Rahm Emanuel just out from "under the desk" with his Obama endorsement — who would have to enter witness protection programs just to survive an Obama-Clinton-Clinton campaign, let alone administration. As Jimmy Carter put it while nixing the prospect (I can't believe I'm quoting Jimmy Carter), with Obama and Hillary "you could have the worst of both worlds."

But I can dream, can't I?

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