June 5th, 2008
01:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Lanny Davis joins VoteBoth

Davis is a supporter of Hillary Clinton.
Davis is a supporter of Hillary Clinton.

(CNN) – Lanny Davis, one of Hillary Clinton's most stalwart supporters, is stepping up his efforts to land Hillary Clinton in the No. 2 spot on the Democratic presidential ticket, joining the group VoteBoth.com as a senior adviser.

The organization was set up several weeks ago by former Clinton aides with the initial mission of landing both candidates on the same ticket, no matter what the order. In recent weeks the group has pivoted to expressly advocating for Clinton to serve in the No. 2 spot.

Co-founder Sam Arora says Davis, who has become a fixture on cable news shows, will be a "terrific advocate."

"He’s going to be out there making the case for how the Obama-Clinton 'dream ticket' puts Democrats in the best place to beat the Republican machine in November," Arora told CNN.

Often appearing on CNN, Davis has been a tenacious advocate for Clinton during the course of the primary season.

Following Obama's speech on his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in March, Davis expressed concern on the Huffingtonpost.com that Obama still had not answered several questions about the controversial pastor. In a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed a month later, Davis again pressed the Illinois senator to address "unanswered questions" about his former pastor more fully.

He also wrote an article on the Huffingtonpost.com in April titled "The Top Ten List of Undisputed Facts Showing Barack Obama's Weaknesses in the General Election Against John McCain.

VoteBoth.com also reports its petition seeking a unity ticket has maxed out its web servers. The petition includes several prominent Democrats, most of whom are backers of the New York Democrat, including Govs. Ed Rendell and Tom Vilsack and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein.

Clinton reportedly raised the issue of serving as vice president in a conference call with New York supporters Tuesday. Her campaign said the New York senator is willing to do whatever she can to help the party unify ahead of the fall election.

soundoff (320 Responses)
  1. think people

    I'm sorry, but I cannot stand this man.

    June 5, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    LENNY JUST TRYING TO GET BACK IN OUR

    POCKETS.

    June 5, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. White Woman for Obama

    Its not going to happen. I don't like Clinton all that much but if she were on the ticket, I think they could do great things together. But there was too much back stabbing throughout the primary season, that I just don't think it will work.

    Obama 08

    June 5, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Chelsea

    Knock....it OFF ...stop "PUSHING" for anything...Can we PLEASE just let Obama do his job???

    June 5, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. David

    I don't want Hillary Clinton to be Barack's running mate. I don't like Barack, and I feel it would be disingenuous on both their parts to shoe horn into a ticket together. Since Hillary won't be the nominee, I'm voting for McCain.

    June 5, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    LENNY IS ANOTHER ONE OF HILLBILLI MISTAKES.

    HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE IS DOING.

    HE JUST WANTS SOMETHING TO SELL

    TO THOSE LOBBYISTS. AIN'T HAPPENING.

    THAT DAY WAS YESTERYEAR.

    June 5, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. Dan

    Lanny Davis is a delusional hack. I can only tolerate his drivel on CNN so much. Always making false claims and accusations.

    He is a prime example of why lawyers are so hated in this country.

    June 5, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. Dems

    What...was the doman name "VoteDorks.Com" already taken?

    June 5, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  9. Kwad

    Only Obama should decide the number two.

    The so called "Dream Ticket" is a nightmare. Lanny Davis needs to give up the ghost of the Clinton campaign.

    June 5, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  10. John--Iowa

    Go ahead and combine the two!

    Hillary/Obama
    Obama/ Hillary

    HIllary/?
    Obama/?

    Either way they get beat!!

    Why? Because America is smart!

    June 5, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. RuthieM

    Lanny Davis needs to get a grip and face the reality too like his candidate needs to do and has just about done - come Saturday. They need to leave Obama alone and drop the pressure. How dare they? These are the same people who were so anti-Obama in the first place. And - since Clinton loves McCain so much and McCain loves Hillary so much, why doesn't she become McCain's VP?

    June 5, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. Yes

    I say give it to her so both history will be made. This is a huge milestone.

    June 5, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  13. Joe in DE

    If Obama does not want Hillary that OK. The question he must decode is is it better to risk losing or select Hillary.

    June 5, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. kleng

    how disgusting!!! clinton should tell her supporters to shut up! and stop pressuring obama. where's the decency???

    June 5, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  15. Mike in Calgary

    Lanny Davis's counter-productive effort shows a profound disrepect for the process. It is no wonder that he is aligned with the Clintons, the people who brought self-service to the public service, you know the "slime covered ssumbags" to use Bill Clinton's words.

    Mike
    .

    June 5, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  16. ladylove

    Hillary and her family need to go as far away from the white house as possible. The Clintonshave had their turn already and it is time for fresh blood. Yes she ran a good race, but the race is over now. Obama will need a VP who will work with integrity and not self willed. All of Hillaries supporters are saying they will vote for MCain and that is ignorant on their part to want to suffer for another 4 or 8 years. That shows you that they were never true democrates in the first place. It also shows you that they are very racist also which is very sad.

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  17. SDunn

    go away Lanny! I'm tired of hearing about this man! Lanny, you will not bully our Presidential nominee into selecting who YOU want him to select. It's his decision and his ALONE! I'm tired of all these bullying tactics from Hillary supporters.

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  18. YES WE CAN! YES WE WILL

    Lanny Davis needs to get his behind somewhere and sit it down, he should be tired of being a Clinton FLUNKY! He is all over the place kissing Hillary's behind. I have no respect for him or any other that think they will strong arm Obama.

    WE DO NOT WANT HILLARY AS VP!

    HILLARY AND LANNY NEED TO GO AWAY!

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  19. White small town for Obama !!

    Stop already pressuring Senator Obama!! How come you let Hillary have a breather and you are not letting Senator Obama do the same.. He's the person who will pick the best candidate!!

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  20. Alex in MA

    No. Absolutely not!

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  21. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    The only thing that would come of Obam and Hillary on the same ticket–ist doubly stupid programs–that will in the end–negatively affect the economy and every taxpayer. Unless you are impoverished–you will be nailed by the costs of all the new programs of a central government to look after the poor and disadvantaged. Even if those poor and disadvantaged are drug users, ex-convicts, and mentally-ill.

    Welcome to the new world order. Sucks don't it.

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  22. richard

    If it is not Obama/Clinton I will vote McCain!

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  23. Cindy

    NO FREAKIN' WAY!

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  24. David Goldman for OBAMA

    POOR LENNY, CANT GET A JOB.

    HE WILL COST HILLARY'S JOB

    IF HE KEEPS IT UP. FORCING HILLARY

    ON OUR PRESIDENT, WILL NOT WORK.

    THE CLINTONS PROBABLY SPENT THE LOBBYISTS

    MONEY & NEED TO DELIVER SOMETHING TO THEM.

    June 5, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  25. Sandra

    Come on people - see through this attempt to get Hillary the VP and nothing else. Her talents would be far better served (and noticeable) elsewhere.

    She and Bill had her case involving Ron Paul moved after the November elections in case Hilleary was convicted of campaign fraud. The only way to save her from conviction is if she is the President or VP, who are immune to prosecution. They are trying to buy a delay of four or eight years by pushing her to be VP.

    June 5, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
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