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Veep guessing game continues


[ MarketWatch blogger Russ Britt][1] still has lots of questions and not many answers about Obama's potential running mate. Governor or senator? Experienced hand or change agent? Male or female? Although various candidates continue to rise to the top of various lists, it remains unclear how Obama will answer those questions, and observers are hesitant to cross anyone off the list -- even with the Democratic National Convention just a week away.¢¢¢Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has fallen off many commentators' lists of front runners for the VP nomination, but she's still on the radar screen if Obama decides to go for a Washington outsider who reinforces his message of change, including the list of [ CNN Politics.][2] The main factor against Sebelius continues to be the fear that supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton would be upset by the selection of a woman other than Clinton. Are the pundits reading Clinton supporters - especially female Clinton supporters - correctly? It seems unlikely a group of feminist voters would shun Obama's candidacy because he put a woman on his ticket. [1]: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/vice-president-guessing-game-reaches-full/story.aspx?guid=%7BC1E17AAE-B1A4-4C76-97CA-BDEE02722DDB%7D&dist=msr_4 [2]: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/18/vp.picks/


loris63 9 years, 9 months ago

Naming Clinton as Obama's running mate would be a waste of "unity". I don't believe many Hilary Clinton supporters would vote Republican, no matter what. Obama needs to have a running mate from the South to bring in those votes. John Edwards would have done it, but he had to blow it, so to speak.Obama has a better chance of winning if McCain names some total nimrod as VP, or at least one can only hope.

David Lignell 9 years, 9 months ago

Clinton as VP would unite democrats. Let our Gov speak at the convention, but let's not pretend she's ready for the National stage.

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