I’ve always said that if Hillary Clinton were to be the nominee of the Democratic Party, I would vote for her.

I said this even though the Clintons are somewhat centrist for my tastes, and even though I still resent the loss of Congress in 1994.

Just what could these people do to make up for the damage of 12 years of Republican control of Congress?

And it’s all still the case—I’m still not a fan of Hillary Clinton, and I’d still vote for her if she were the nominee.  

The bottom line is winning the election.

Now that it seems very likely she has lost the nomination fight, Senator Clinton is saying she would accept the Vice Presidential nomination.

You know what—I’ll accept it as well if offered.

The thing is that it is the winner of the nomination who makes this call.

The Clintons want what they want. They want to stay as close as possible to the center of power.

Surely some back-channel path exists for discussion of who should be the running mate. That is the proper way this is conducted.

For Senator Clinton to say this in public in the midst of a tough fight is little more than blackmail.    

Someone who would talk about “hard-working Americans. White Americans”  in this day and age will say anything she needs to get the power she wants.

And I know what I feel about Senator Clinton’s comments about Robert Kennedy’s assassination. Frankly put, if something terrible happened to Barack Obama, Senator Clinton should not stand to gain the White House.

When will we move beyond the Clintons? What kind of change is another Clinton?

Supporters of Senator Clinton are good people and I have no fight with them. The time is long overdue for a woman President. I’m sorry that many good people are so disappointed in the outcome of this race.

If Senator Obama picks Senator Clinton, I will be on board. I hope though he chooses another path.  

Below is former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller of New York. ( The link to the U.S. Senate essay series on Vice Presidents is very good.)  Mr. Rockefeller was the last New Yorker to serve as Vice President. His term in office was 1974-1977.