Opinion: Feinstein and Rangel back an Obama-Clinton “dream ticket”
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In appearances on three of the Sunday talk shows, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Rep. Charles B. Rangel of New York both urged the Illinois senator to make Clinton his #2.
Feinstein, of course, hosted the Obama-Clinton ‘secret’ meeting Friday night. On ABC’s ‘This Week,’ she put her hopes for the Democratic ticket this way:
‘I’ve looked at every other possible candidate. No one brings to a ticket what Hillary brings: 18 million people committed to where she’s going. ... if you really want a winning ticket, this is it.’
She reiterated her support for an Obama-Clinton ticket on CNN’s ‘Late Edition’:
‘I think there are 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling that say, yes, do it. I think Hillary had something that is a bit unusual. She has a very committed woman constituency, female constituency right now. She has proved herself. She has grown in the campaign. She has some constituencies that he needs.’
Rangel -- a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and one of the New York senator’s earliest supporters -- appeared on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’:
‘From a personal view -- and I may be too close to the forest -- I think it is an absolutely unbeatable ticket, and I think it would be terrific for the country.’
-- Leslie Hoffecker