I picked up on the speculations of possibilities for Obama’s VP and here is my take on the “chosen”. Also in the summation is what the stubborn far-right is going to have to do to stop Obama and it ain’t staying at home and refusing to vote like spoiled children who don’t get their way in the sand box.
Joseph Biden, 65 - The senator from
Wesley Clark, 63 - A retired Army general and former NATO commander who ran unsuccessfully for the presidential nomination in 2004,. A loser who couldn’t even rally the troops to carry enough votes to make a dent. However it would be a great McGovern type ticket. Two anti-war on the same ticket and it would be 68 and 72 all over again.
Hillary Clinton, 60 – It ain’t gonna happen. Hillary’s supporters don’t want her as VP they want her as POTUS. Obama folks don’t want the
Chris Dodd, 64 - The Connecticut senator, a fluent Spanish speaker and expert in Latin American issues, is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee:
An intelligent individual who should have been the front runner in the race and would have a had a great chance of winning the WH.
Chuck Hagel, 61 - The Republican senator from Nebraska, a conservative Vietnam veteran but outspoken critic of the Iraq war, would help Obama reach out to independents and Republicans and reinforce his promise to bridge partisan divides. Again another anti-war voice which would be shades of McGovern and a certain defeat. Hagel brings even a bigger arrogant ego than Obama. That will guarantee a McCain victory
Sam Nunn, 69 - The former Armed Services Committee chairman from
Ed Rendell, 64 - The
Bill Richardson, 60 -
Kathleen Sebelius, 60 - Two-term governor of
Ted Strickland, 66 - The governor of
Jim Webb, 62 - The first-term
Obama will have to find a southerner that the folks can identify with and I don’t see this as a possibility. He won’t draw enough votes in the South except from the Black community and the few elitist in academia in the south to even think about carrying those states. Without the south and the west he can’t win. Bill Richardson is a westerner but has trouble carrying anything other than the Latino vote as shown by his poor showing in the beginning of the nomination season.
Should he pick someone like Webb who could possibly carry some of the White luggage in some southern states the far right will have to get over their religiosity and remember there is no perfect candidate outside of Jesus and he is not running. They will never find a perfect candidate regardless of who runs. McCain may not be their choice but at least he stands with them on the abortion issue and the marriage issue. He may have looked at civil unions and found little to object to in those but his stance is still marriage is between one man and one woman. The so called Kingmakers for the far right had better get their act together and bring their flock into the fold for McCain or they will face defeat on every hand for their issues. They will think the Tribulation has begun. Once the far left agenda is in place it is a fact that there will be no turning back the hands of time to rid themselves of what they stubbornly allowed to happen by not voting for McCain. They will have no one to blame except themselves.