Barack Obama made a couple of good points in slapping down suggestions by Hillary and Bill Clinton that he would make a good vice presidential choice. â€œI donâ€™t know how somebody whoâ€™s in second place is offering the vice presidency to somebody whoâ€™s in first place,â€ he said. That is audacious — and condescending. But he also noted how Hillaryâ€™s main line of argument of late has been that Obama isnâ€™t ready to be commander in chief. Yet Bill has said in the past that the No. 1 priority in picking a vice president is that the person be ready on day one to be commander in chief, in case something happens to the president. So, Obama asked: â€œIf Iâ€™m not ready, how is it you think I would be such a great vice president?â€
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