Barack Obama headed into Tuesday’s primary in Mississippi, a state he is tipped to win, mocking talk of a “dream ticket” headed by his rival Hillary Clinton.
Obama, who leads by about 100 delegates after 45 Democratic contests, ridiculed the Hillary camp for arguing that he is not ready to be commander-in-chief, but could be her number two. “If I’m not ready, how is it that you think I should be such a great vice president?” he said, drawing laughter from supporters at a rally on Monday in Columbus, Mississippi.
Obama said Hillary’s team was “trying to hoodwink you.” “With all due respect, I’ve won twice as many states as Hillary. I’ve won more of the popular vote than senator Clinton. I have more delegates than senator Clinton,” he said. “So I don’t know how somebody who is in second place is offering the vice presidency to the person who’s in first place.”
Obama mocks Hillary