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United States 2.0

Thursday, February 21, 2008 by Dave Winer.

During the debate my friend Lance Knobel wrote a post wondering if perhaps Hillary Clinton was conceding the nomination to Barack Obama.  Permalink to this paragraph

By the end of the debate, I too thought that's what had happened.  Permalink to this paragraph

Maybe we can see our way to something wonderful, instead of a continued struggle. She gets to be a major figure in the US Senate supporting a Democratic President. Not bad. Maybe she's the new Majority Leader. Permalink to this paragraph

Maybe the goal isn't just to win the White House but to get a strong majority in both houses.  Permalink to this paragraph

A woman Speaker and a woman Majority Leader. Permalink to this paragraph

And a black President. What a way to roll out USA 2.0. Permalink to this paragraph

PS: I'd like to see Obama pick Senator Jim Webb of Virginia for vice-president. Permalink to this paragraph

PPS: Webb gave the Democratic response to the 2007 State of the Union. Permalink to this paragraph

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