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Sebelius would reinforce Obama's 'change' message

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Obama reportedly has narrowed his field for a running mate to five senators and two governors: Tim Kaine of Virginia and Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, according to [ The Wall Street Journal.][1] But, they add, there's always the chance he could choose someone else.¢¢¢There's always a chance ... As an Obama campaign spokesman told [ The Independent][2] of London, the selection of a vice-presidential running mate is "the one last remaining wild card in any campaign for the presidency." The Independent's own short list also includes some senators and the same two governors: Kaine and Sebelius.¢¢¢Is Obama hinting about who that "wild card" might be? [ MSNBC][3] is reading between the lines of Obama's Sunday interview on Meet the Press. Obama said he would give no hints about his choice of running mates but went on to say he would want someone with integrity and independence and who shares his vision of the need "to fundamentally change : how business is done in Washington." Is that code for his preference of a running mate who isn't already serving in the U.S. Senate? If so, the stock of governors, like Sebelius, may just have gone up. [1]: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121703366266486727.html?mod=googlenews_wsj [2]: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/running-mate-is-obamas-last-wild-card-878702.html [3]: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/07/28/1228179.aspx

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peach_plum_pear 6 years, 4 months ago

who were those 5 senators that are supposedly also in the running?

scott3460 6 years, 4 months ago

"Al Gore's running mate Joe Lieberman was kicked out of the party."Yet another mistruth.

Reason McLucus 6 years, 4 months ago

Obama didn't change the way Washington works as a Senator and won't as president. As a freshman Senator he quickly took advantage of the graft and tried to earmark a million to his wife's employer after that employer had more than doubled her $100,000+ salary. Obama is just another hypocritical politician out to fleece the taxpayers.The vice presidency is a dead end job unless the ticket wins and the president dies. Bob Dole made the mistake of accepting the vice presidential nomination in 1976 and was blamed for the loss. Most other veep nominees haven't been as fortunate. they've ended up in oblivion. Al Gore's running mate Joe Lieberman was kicked out of the party.

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