Thursday, March 6, 2008

My dream ticket

Do you remember that board game from the sixties and seventies, Dream Date? I remember all my little friends loved that game, although it never really appealed to me, for reasons which later became obvious to me. Like when Happy Days first came on and they all had crushes on Fonzie but I liked Suzie Quatro ... but I digress:

I know it's wishful thinking, but if these two candidates were truly more interested in America than in the Presidency, wouldn't this make sense: Clinton as President, Obama, as V.P.? With this ticket, we would be assured, I believe, in 16 years of control of the White House! Sixteen years, people!

I realize both Clinton and Obama both have super-human sized egos, and for either of them to accept the V.P. slot when they are so close to the top of the ticket might just be impossible. But wouldn't that be best for the country? Clinton has hinted that she would be open to it, with a rather large caveat:
That may be where this is headed, but of course we have to decide who is on the top of the ticket.
But Obama isn't ready to discuss it yet:
Asked on the plane whether he and Mrs. Clinton might make a good ticket, he smiled. “It’s very premature,” he said, “to start talking about a joint ticket.”
So, I was just informed that correct name of the game was Mystery Date. Apparently I really wasn't paying close attention at the time. I had "other inclinations," as they say. Here's an image of the game from 1972, at which time I was 11. So, yeah, not so interested .... But it's available on eBay if you are.

6 comments:

Cootamundra W said...

It is, perhaps, a dream, but we are all supposed to dream, aren't we?

Sue J said...

Watch it, Cootamundra -- you're getting dangerously close to making me take a shot ....

Artois said...

I preferred Leather Tuscadero.

Sue J said...

But Stella, that was the character Suzie Quatro played!

(So of course you preferred her, as well!)

DCup said...

I wish!

And I loved Mystery Date! One of my sister's friends had the game and I loved playing it with them when I got to tag along to her house.

Of course, I always like Poindexter....

Sue J said...

Poindexter! I had forgotten all about him! Excellent!