Friday, June 06, 2008

And the Vice President is ...

Now that the democratic nomination is presumably secured, the media, politicos and inquiring minds all want to know -- Who will be the choices for Veep? Both Red and Blue need to make careful choices, and I'm curious -- who will be chosen?

8 comments:

RedWing-SM- said...

I'd love to see Hillary as his choice but may not get my wish. My second choice would be Bill Richardson (without the beard) and third would have to go to Jim Webb.

At first I didn't like Webb because he's a freshman Senator that has less experience in the Senate than Obama. However, after doing some research he could possibly be the wisest choice to add a military/foreign policy expert. 4th? I'd love to see Al Gore on the ticket again...but that won't happen. :)

RandomCleo said...

I know redwing wants Hillary but I really don't see that happening. I think Jim Webb would be a good choice. However, I haven't done much research yet as to who I think would be the best person for the job. I'm still glowing over the fact that Barack is going to be my next President!

OhBoB said...

`I don't see Hillary either.
1. Some of her comments from the primary are ready made Republican attack ads.
2. While Hillary would be good at the traditional attack dog role of the VP candidate, I just can't see her playing best supporting actress. The woman is a star, and will want top billing.
3.Speaking of billing, what would Bill's role be? I think this would be a menage a trois made in hell. He'd be too busy always looking over his shoulder to see which Clinton is trying to stab him in the back to get anything else done.
4. Hillary won't add a single vote to the Obama ticket. In addition to the Operation Chaos troublemakers, the redneck cracker vote will go to McCain by default, unless Obama works some miracle.
(Jesse Jackson's campaign produced one of the best ads I ever saw; Two old farmers, bib overalls, sitting on a bench outside a small town store. One farmer mentions he is voting for Jesse Jackson. "But he's black!" the other farmer says.
The first farmer replies,"The man who took my farm away was white." Obama needs to locate the writer who came up with that ad.)
While Obama has some major sucking up to do with women, (and please.. no more "sweetie" gaffs) they really have no other place to go. I can't see them defecting to McCain, who would finish packing the Supreme Court with right wing idealogues, and set back women's rights to the 19th century.
Same with her other main constituency, Hispanics. Given the Republican position on immigration.
Union voters are yellow dog Democrats, they'll come around.
I see a place for Hillary in the Obama administration, and I don't expect her to go quietly. In an ideal world, Obama would offer her the VP slot, and she would respectfully decline

Grey Fedora said...

I can't see Hillary as a VP for a couple reasons.
1. It's been a long , bitter primary. Some of her comments are ready made fodder for the Republican attack ads that are coming soon to a TV station near you.
2. While Hillary is a fighter, and would do well in the traditional VP job as attack dog, I can't see her playing best supporting actress. She is too much of a star, and will want top billing.
3. Speaking of billing, Obama would get the entire Clinton team, and all their baggage. This would be a menage a trois made in hell. He would always be looking over his shoulder to see which Clinton is about to stab him in the back.
4. Hillary won't really add any votes to the Obama ticket he can't pick up otherwise.In addition to the Operation Chaos troublemakers the redneck cracker vote will go to McCain unless Obama performs a miracle. (Jesse Jackson's campaign produced one of the best ads I have ever seen. Two old farmers, bib overalls, sitting outside a small town general store. One farmer mentions he's voting for Jesse Jackson. "But he's black!" the other farmer winces in horror.
The first farmer replies, "The man who took my farm was white." Obama need to find that writer)
Sure, he has some major sucking up to do with Hillary's women supporters (and puh-leeze, no more "sweetie" remarks) they really have nowhere else to go. I can't see them defecting in droves to McCain who will finish packing the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues who will set back women's rights to the 19th century.
Union voters are yellow dog Democrats, they will come around,(I think the "Lurleen" factor influenced a lot of working class voters) as will Hispanics when they think about the Republican immigration policy.
I can see a role for Hillary in an Obama administration, but not as VP. In an ideal world, Obama would offer her the job, and she would respectfully decline.

Grey Fedora said...

Sorry... Grey Fedora and ohbob are the same person. I haven't posted here in quite a while, and forgot how to work it!

Grey Fedora said...

Anyone asked Madeline Albright?
She's a woman, has name recognition, and foreign policy experience Obama lacks.

RandomCleo said...

Good idea Grey - with Madeline. However, I think her age might be an issue.

Run4Life said...

I think Sam Nunn, former senator from Georgia, would be an excellent choice for VP. I don't know a whole lot about him and that's probably why I like him.

We know way too much about the Clintons. No matter how much we may wish to credit former President Clinton with the great economy we had at the end of his term, rightly or wrongly, they do not justify his immoral actions.

Senator James Webb of Virginia would also be a good choice.

I will be doing more research on these Webb and Nunn for future posting. Please share what you know about these folks.