reply to post by jamie83
Obama just named former Clinton campaign manager and longtime Clinton BFF, Patti Solis Doyle, as Chief of Staff to the yet to be named VP candidate. I
think this makes it official, it will be an Obama/Clinton ticket. How else could he name a chief of staff for the VP position without the VP
Keep in mind that NO candidate of any stripe and for any office can tell the TRUTH and be elected. We must watch body language and pay attention to
the finer nuances of speech if we are ever to fathom where anyone stands or what he or she proposes. Recall what happened to Mike Huckabee when he
told Michiganders the truth: “Your jobs are not coming back!”
Hillary Clinton as VP? I don’t think so. 1) she is not cut out to be anyone’s No. 2. 2) She would overshadow the milder, more reserved Barack, and
would distract him from his role as leader. 3) I’m pretty sure we will not see a re-run of Cheney/Bush mis-match.
Although I formerly supported Hillary for Prez, I shifted to Barack after the Philadelphia Rev. Wright speech which was of presidential caliber. Then
I saw him on a tv interview in an unrehearsed setting where again he demonstrated his real grasp of issues.
Obama is riding a wave. Right now it’s the perfect wave. The only issue is can it last until November 4. If it does, then McCain has no chance at
all. If it lasts, then the Dems stand a good chance of getting the 60 seats in the Senate needed to exercise control over the legislative branch. If
the wave falters, then Obama may or may not be a winner on the coattails of the 435 Congresspersons and 33 Senate seats up this year.
So who does Barack pick? His team must decide whether they want to appeal to the Latino vote - Bill Richardson - or to the red neck white vote in the
south. (And WV, PA, OH, IN, KY and MI). Mark Warner of Virginia. Or, way outside, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida. But a former governor seems a better
choice for a young senator. The public tends to perceive governors as better equipped to run a country.
And all that I just wrote comes down to this. Will the presidency be decided in Florida or Ohio? If Ohio, then John Edwards comes back into the
picture. He will not put the south into play. He is far too liberal. Populist is a better word, as the GOP has succeeded in making LIBERAL a dirty
word for its knee-jerk voters.
I’m voting for Barack regardless of his VP pick.
GOP #2. John McCain, having the last convention, will wait to finalize his choice until Barack makes his known. I say if Obama picks Mark Warner then
McCain will pick Charlie Crist of FL. OTOH if Barack picks Bill Richardson, then McCaiin will pick Mitt Romney. IMO. LA Gov. Jidal - another closet
Libertarian - was at the ranch meeting as a SOP to Ron Paul's Libertarians.