Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Pick A Vice President Candidate Already!
By Allen Bacon
The Daily Bosco
One of the things I am quickly getting annoyed with Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is how he is creating an event out of his choice of a Vice President candidate. He is supposedly going to announce this on the way to the Democratic convention in Denver at the same place he announced his run for President...in Illinois... this weekend. Or maybe it will before that. He's being coy.
The list of possibilities is believed to be down to Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, who planned to campaign in his home state Thursday with Obama. Obama keeps using the "He" when he talks about his VP candidate. So it's probably not Kathleen Sebelius. But he says not to read too much into it. It could be a woman.
Did I miss something? What happened to Wesley Clark? Now that would be an interesting ticket. Or what about Bill Clinton? Let's put the "vice" back in the Vice Presidency.
And I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that McCain is acting the same way. He needs to pick a running mate too. McCain's top contenders are said to include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Other possible choices are former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. Yes.. Tom Ridge an Abortion Rights guy and Lieberman the ex-Democrat. What party is McCain running for again? And while I'm on the subject. I'm going to miss President, er Vice President Dick Cheney. What with the way he runs the government and shooting at his friends on hunting trips and all. Romney, Ridge, or Lieberman are going to have some big shoes to fill.
The Presidential race is probably going to be a close one. Once again we don't have the best that America has to offer running for President. It may come down to who is going to be a great Vice President. This is serious. Maybe both OBama and McCain are waiting to see who blinks first so the other can counter with a stronger VP candidate.
In the meantime, the suspense is killing me.