Former President Bill Clinton has some thoughts on who should occupy his former home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- and he shared his two cents with the ladies of "The View."
"I believe Obama will win," Clinton states matter-of-factly. Bill shared that he believes conditions are right for Dems to reclaim the presidency -- and reveals that wife Hillary didn't want to play second-in-command on Barack's ticket! "Not really, no," Bill admitted, when asked if Hill wanted to be VP.
When asked about the former Hillary supporters who threw their support to McCain after the GOP nom chose Sarah Palin as a running mate, Clinton responded, "We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender... it's not an entirely rational process, and it's different for everybody." He adds, "You can't tell someone else that the grounds on which they make their voting decision is irrational."
The former Commander-in-Chief went on to say that he believes sexism has been a factor in the race -- and that the debates could change everything.
This weekend's "SNL" skit with Sarah Palin standing alongside Hillary Clinton was all in good fun, but Hillary won't let that happen!
Clinton aides say the NY Senator has canceled an appearance at a NY rally next week, after organizers decided to extend the invite to the Republican VP candidate, who has not confirmed. The rally was organized by numerous American Jewish groups to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations.
Clinton aides were so furious at the news of Palin potentially attending, Team Hillary backed out. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines told the press, "This was never billed as a partisan political event. Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending." It doesn't look these two will be pals any time soon.
"Extra" caught up with "Lakeview Terrace" star Samuel L. Jackson at the junket for his latest flick -- and, like many stars, Sam took the opportunity to voice his opinions about the presidential race.
Jackson lamented the fact that candidates aren't focusing on the issues, saying, "It's race versus gender now -- it's not about the issues anymore."
He's not the only one concerned with issues. On "Good Morning America," Senator Hillary Clinton shared her own political frustrations -- but focused on her fear that female voters may cast their ballot for McCain simply because he chose a woman as his running mate. "So many people are missing the boat here," Clinton shared with Diane Sawyer. "You can be excited about someone being nominated for vice-president, but that's not a good enough reason to vote for that ticket."
Sarah Palin's overnight popularity with voters fueled talk that Hillary Clinton may have been a better VP choice for Obama's presidential ticket -- and Barack's running mate Joe Biden doesn't necessarily disagree!
"She's easily qualified to be Vice-President of the United States of America," Biden said of the NY Senator and former First Lady. "Quite frankly, she might have been a better pick than me -- but she's first rate." Keep Reading...
FOX news anchor Shepard Smith is gearing up for the presidential showdown between John McCain and Barack Obama -- now, he's sounding off to "Extra" about the so-called GOP slant of his network, and who he thinks McCain should choose as his veep!
After scandalous allegations of another Bill Clinton affair surfaced in Vanity Fair, the ex-president lost it, calling reporter Todd Purdum "sleazy." Now "Extra" has an exclusive with Gennifer Flowers -- a ghost from Clinton's past -- and she's back to haunt him, dishing on everything from Bill and Hillary to her vote for president.
Flowers is teaming up with another alleged other woman -- Paula Jones -- for an explosive new website, GenniferandPaula.com. For the first time, they're making their private Clinton secrets public. "We wanted to announce to the world that we had met and we're now friends," said Gennifer, adding, "I think it's honest and straightforward."
Flowers also has advice for Senator Hillary -- and why she thinks that she didn't nab the White House. "I think Bill's been a hindrance to her," said Gennifer, adding, "My advice to Hillary would be Keep Reading...
The checkered flag has now all but dropped on one of the most watched political races in American history. While presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton stopped short of conceding to opponent Barack Obama, she did echo a sentiment that she recently shared with "Extra" -- she will do whatever it takes, possibly even taking on the role of Vice Prez -- to help the country.
"No matter what the outcome of this, we're going to have a unified party," said Clinton, "I'm going to work my heart out -- I will do everything we can to win."
The possibility of an Obama/Clinton dream ticket, while encouraging, is not enough to take the sting out of Obama's presumptive win for some of Clinton's staunchest supporters. "She has come so close -- she has made history," actress Cybill Shepherd shared, "and she has inspired me and all women to keep on fighting."
Hillary's next fight -- whether on the ticket or not -- will be alongside fellow Democrats come November.
Hillary Clinton is battling on in the fight for the White House -- and now the Senator is opening up exclusively to "Extra" correspondent Jerry Penacoli about her presidential plans. "No matter the outcome of this, we're going to have a unified party," says Hillary. "I'm going to work my heart out -- I will do everything to win."
Clinton also weighed in on the chance of a powerhouse democratic ticket featuring Hillary and her short list of celeb vice-presidents -- including Simon Cowell! Would the King of Mean trade his seat at the judging table on "Idol" for a shot at the White House? Simon says, "As a vice-president, absolutely not." Cowell would want the position of Commander-in-Chief!
As for Simon's advice for Clinton to cry on camera to earn a sympathy vote -- Hillary offered a way to provoke the waterworks. "Simon, if you heard me singing you'd be shedding tears," joked Clinton.