|A Political Confession
||[Aug. 21st, 2008|01:40 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
This may sound weird, or controversial, or silly, but...I kind of want Barack Obama to pick Hillary Clinton as his VP. I have to admit, the thought excites me more than the other names that have been floated for the position. It would unify the party instantly, and I suspect it would be an unbeatable ticket as a result. It could also be pie in the sky nonsense. I don't have a crystal ball that can look into the future, so only time would tell.
Of course, John McCain knows the power of the disgruntled Clinton supporters. Let's face it, that's the only reason he's even thinking about a pro-abortion rights Republican (or Independent) as a potential VP. He knows a lot of Clinton supporters won't vote for him because he's anti-abortion rights, but if he can get a pro-choicer on the ticket, he thinks he might be able to scoop them up. (That would come at the cost of quite a few votes from the Republican base, so it probably wouldn't be much of a net gain anyway.)
So, Obama-Clinton? It's growing on me.