- Apr 23, 2008
Wonder what was said at last night's meeting. It only lasted an hour so not much of a conversation. What are your thoughts?
Hillary's speach today was very good. I think, now that the dust is settling, she and Obama could possibly work together for all of us. If he does select her for his VP that would be a double history making event wouldn't it. Talk about CHANGE that's it . . . an African-American President and a woman Vice-President.
But the smarter thing to do would be pick either an old fart who knows about middle east, or Edwards who has already been vetted.
You're right. Picking Hillary would be a contradiction to his campaign. I think Edwards would be a good pick . . . they looked rather debonair standing on the stage together when Edwards endorsed him. But, who knows. It may be someone that will be a complete surprise. Tom Hanks?
IMO Anything that takes place in Dianne Feinstein's house can't be good for America.
However, my take on the meeting is that it apparently doesn't really matter what is good for America, it matters what is good for the Democratic Party in Washington. The secrecy of it makes everything that went before, and possibly anything that comes after, look like an act.
My hopes, and possibles
Joe Biden or Chuck Hagel (nice way to steal some votes and show you really want to work to change politics, pick a Republican vp) but then again I don't know if Hagel would take it.
and for those crying Clinton got railroaded, go cry and have a pity party, she lost and the rules for the election never changed, she just lost. Its over. My 1st 2 picks both lost, I did not cry that it was not fair.
Hillary as VP probably isn't out of the question after that speech... but I'd say more likely people like these are being looked at very intensley...
Governor Bill Richardson
Senator Jim Webb
General Wesley Clark
maybe even former Senator Sam Nunn
Overall regardless... what a great day for the DEMS to finally have their fully endorsed nominee!!!
I like all those, Kathleen Sebelius (Gov. of Kansas) has been mentioned as well. My personal favorites would be Clark or Richardson. However, considering the present state of America, Obama needs a white male on the ticket. Preferably one with military experience, that's where Clark, Webb and Nunn come in.