March 10th, 2008
05:46 PM ET

Chris Rock has an answer for Hillary's VP offer to Obama

NEW YORK (CNN)– I just landed in New York on a flight from Chicago, and who did I run into before boarding? Malaak Rock, the wife of Chris Rock.

She was returning from an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and considering that she and her husband are big supporters of Sen. Barack Obama, politics was the topic of the day (as it is for everyone I seem to meet in airports these days. The shoe shine guys are really into the election!).


So when I landed and saw the chatter about Obama responding to Sen. Hillary Clinton's suggestions of him being VP, I thought of one of Chris Rock's funniest routines.

In one of his Emmy Award-winning stand-up DVDs, Rock blasted the talk of Colin Powell joining Bob Dole's ticket in 1996.  For Rock, he thought it was absurd that folks would want Powell to be the number two to a man he could beat!

Last I checked, Obama is leading Clinton among states won and pledged delegates, but her campaign continues to toss out such nonsense.  As CNN's Jack Cafferty said on his blog post, what "chutzpah."

I wonder who Clinton will offer the VP post to next? Al Gore? Jimmy Carter?

Let's play a game. If there were an opportunity for Clinton to choose a running mate   from previous Democrats who were President, who would she pick?  And no, they don't have to be alive.

We might as well have some funny with this silly notion of a Clinton-Obama (and as I wrote previously, an Obama-Clinton) ticket.
– Roland S. Martin, CNN Contributor


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  1. Erika

    This shows that Hilary Clinton is in denial and believes that the presidency position is somehow owed to her. In my view she should be his VP not vice versa.

    One more thing I have been watching CNN for the past few weeks and am planning on changing to another network for my political news. I think CNN is biased towards the Clinton’s!!

    March 12, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  2. Janice McAllister

    With respect to Hilary suggesting that Barack could be her running mate – the mere suggestion that she would name him as a running mate will encourage voters, who really want both of them, but are leaning toward Obama, to choose Hilary. Subconsciously, voters will start to think of her as the winner and put Obama in the VP spot. Hilary and Bill carefully calculate everything they say. We need to run before we all fall in the mire of Clinton double speak.

    March 12, 2008 at 2:54 pm |