Obama Selects VP

While questions remain over McCain’s vice-presidential selection (a topic discussed here), yesterday Barack Obama announced his choice of running mate:

Democratic Ticket?

Meanwhile the battle to be McCain’s VP heats up:

HT (Obama Pic): Caffeinated Thoughts

10 thoughts on “Obama Selects VP

  1. Pooh, could be a wise choice. Environmentalists would applaud the choice, as would the farmers due to the increased demands on the honey and carrot (via Rabbit) market.

    Personally, I figured he would choose the purple Teletubby.

  2. If Mac wants to win, he should pick Sarah Palin Veep this week, BEFORE Hil Campaigns w/Obama!

    In addition to her overwhelming attraction on the oil/energy issue and the female/disaffected Hillary voters, Palin’s human interest story will generate millions and millions of dollars worth of publicity and media coverage — essentially free to the McCain campaign — more than offsetting Obama’s reported money advantage.

    Actully, can’t realistically imagine McCain selecting anyone other than Palin as his Veep!

  3. Ted,
    First, thanks for visiting and commenting. I appreciate your thoughts.

    I’ve heard good things about Palin, but not as a VP frontrunner. Certainly sounds like a legitimate choice. In a year with “slim pickin’s” for Prez., there seems to be some excellent choices for VP. Not sure any will put McCain over the top, but (win or lose) helps raise my hopes for 2012.

  4. I would say that Alaska Gov Sarah Palin ultimately will be the VP for McCain, and at the least, she already is a frontrunner. A commenter on another post says it much better than I can:

    “They say McCain reads the blogs, so here goes —

    Senator McCain- Don’t let the campaign kibbitzers muddle things up.

    First and foremost, Sarah Palin shares your values. She killed the bridge to nowhere. Need we say more?

    As for the politics, Sarah Palin transcends geography. Her constituency, like yours, goes beyond state lines.

    She will get your ticket access to voters all over the country based on who she is and what she stands for. Because she’s young, a woman, a mother with young kids, she will grab media attention more than any other potential candidate.

    Gov. Palin also has a son in the active duty military. You have very wisely taken your son’s service in Iraq off the table as a campaign talking point. That is and should be respected. But others can talk about it and reflect on what it means.

    A McCain-Palin administration would be the first in memory which has family members in uniform during wartime from both the President and Vice President. That would be a powerful statement as to the importance of national service, especially in uniform.

    Most importantly, any Vice President should be ready to step up and serve in the event she is needed. Frankly, who is really ever ready? Gov. Palin is as ready as anybody, she is a quick learner, and in her public career has exhibited the courage and decisiveness needed for a great leader.

    Godspeed to you in your campaign and in making this important decision.”

  5. Thanks to all for your VP input.

    Collin, there is certainly reason for him to choose Hillary, but I don’t believe he will.

    4Bob and Gordon, Palin would certainly seem to be a good choice, but when it comes to VPs, a bad choice can certainly hurt you, but a good choice doesn’t necessarily help you.

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