Hillary Clinton has declared herself open to an offer for a vice-presidential running mate slot from her professional rival, Barack Obama. At the time this animation was made in January of this year, I thought she’d struggle to win against either Obama or Edwards and she has. Why, is more difficult to say. There are obvious and negative comparisons to be made between her skill at rhetoric and Obama’s and these do seem to have hurt her chances. However, I think there will be more than a few Americans who will feel, or come to, that a chance to advance one of America’s less obviously oppressed groups, has also been missed. There is some thought on this theory from Frances Rosenbluth on the Politic blog from Yale University, which is well worth a read.
Matt Buck’s animated drawings