Here’s where Hillary can help. These working class whites, also known as “Reagan Democrats,” preferred her by 2-1 in the 2008 Democratic primary. She can assist in critical states like Ohio, where she won the primary, and where Obama is now proving to be a huge drag on the Democrats running for state office. According to a Quinnipiac poll, 60% of Ohioans disapprove of the job he is doing and 65% disapprove of his handling of the economy.
And of course don’t forget Hillary’s “18 million cracks” in the glass ceiling, a block of female voters that sided with her in the 2008 Democratic primary. This past summer Obama saw his support among females drop below 50% for the first time and reacted by running to the chattering women of “The View.” Hillary could grab the attention of women (especially if there is a Sarah Palin presidential run on the horizon) and make history as the first female Vice Presidential candidate to actually win. The twosome could prove a powerful visual if the GOP nominates two stiff duds.
I can’t imagine Michelle Obama liking this move, or Joe Biden for that matter, but they might not have an option. If Michelle wants to maintain her First Lady lifestyle and proximity to power, her husband must obviously be re-elected.