Scratch Webb from the VP list.

Pity. I was pretty sure that we could have gotten him to flip out without too much trouble.

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No, I'm not going to tell you my plan, because it's a), kind of lame; and b), if it actually would work, well, the man presumably will be running for re-election in four years. Anyway, via Hot Air I see that Webb has preemptively removed his name from consideration:

In a press release issued Monday, Webb said that he expressed to Senator Obama and Obama's presidential campaign his intent to stay in the U.S. Senate.

Webb has represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat for one-and-a-half years.

Webb said, "Last week I communicated to Senator Obama and his presidential campaign my firm intention to remain in the United States Senate, where I believe I am best equipped to serve the people of Virginia and this country. Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for Vice President."

Read on.

Lot of that going around, huh? Webb won't do it; neither will Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio, or Gov Eddie Rendell of Pennsylvania - two states that Obama lost in the primaries, and two states he absolutely must win in the general. Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee - even if he does actually want the slot - has probably knocked himself out with his recent comments about Obama's strategy towards his state. Former Governor Mark Warner of Virginia would rather run for Senate, more's the pity. Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina's ostensibly not-quite-denial is pretty much a polite denial of interest, not that the Democrats would let Obama pick him anyway.

As for the ones that have shown an interest... Gov Bill Richardson of New Mexico would be maybe good with Latinos, and very very bad with any Clinton holdouts who think that Carville was just being nice. Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas - Ed thinks that she's the Senator's best call - is maybe good with the aforementioned Clinton supporters (assuming that you're the cynical type, or you think that Obama is), not so great with pro-lifers who'll want to know whether she's avoiding a state of mortal sin these days. Then there's former Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia: I can't wait to see the faces of the GLBT community when/if that choice is made.

And then, of course, there's Herself. You could say that such a ticket would be a dynamic exploration of the creative tension that occurs when diametric opposites are forced into interaction with each other - but then, you could also say that about the Adams/Jefferson administration. And as we passed a Constitutional amendment to keep something like that from ever, ever happening again...

Moe Lane

No, there's no real reasons for this post, except for the combination of: mild schadenfreude; and the bemused observation that for a supposed transformational agent of Hope and Change Senator Obama doesn't really attract A-list supporters.

Weird, huh?

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you being the pro Webb guys in this thread

anyway, I kind of wish he were the candidate so we could pick him apart.


Molon Labe!

Warren Buffet would be the craziest choice in history. It would be like Beatle Bailey, choosing Patton as a running mate. Of course Buffett is senile on politics, he is so rich, and so not into his kids, he would rather leave it to the gov. But he is a genius iq, and Obama is simply an empty package that fits perfectly in our vapid, sound bite, change loving, knowledge hating times.


Molon Labe!

The ticket needs someone with balls.
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Molon Labe!

Obama will pick Huckabee.

He can have him.

McCain for POTUS so the left can't ruin SCOTUS.

You do know he's not running for anything anymore, don't you? For crying out loud, let it go.

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and he is still trying to influence politics with his HuckPAC.

As long as either of those are true, he is still open to ridicule and criticism.

McCain for POTUS so the left can't ruin SCOTUS.

Objectively speaking, I don't think that Sebelius would be a very good choice. Hillary's supporters will be offended--they will think if you're going to chose a woman, then why not Hillary? I mean, Sebelius has the personality of vanilla pudding (anyone see her response to the SOTU address?), she probably wouldn't be half of the debater that Hillary is, she's not going to help Obama carry KS (whereas Hillary would help Obama with AR, WV, OH, PA, KY, MI, and FL), and she didn't get 18 million votes in the primary. In a nutshell, I think that women will feel like Obama would just be placating them (or patting them on the head and saying, "Here you go Sweeties") with just "any woman", instead of Hillary. I think that Obama would probably be wise to pick a moderate, southern or Rustbelt male--too bad, as Gamecock pointed out, that they are all running from him like rats jumping off of a sinking ship.

On a side note, I don't really think that Hillary wants to be Obama's VP. I think that someone asked her, after the primary was over, if she would consider being Obama's VP and she said "yes" just to be nice and appear like a "team player". However, I don't think that either she, or Bill, can stand Obama (Bill said that Obama will have to "kiss my *ss" for support). Anyway, I think that Bill and Hillary think that Obama might lose and they don't want to go down with his sinking ship. Just my opinion.

She would do wonders for the obomination ticket

...With his VP pick.

Now that he's offended so many of the nutroots lately, he may actually have *go* left with his VP pick now. Ha!

But the quickest way to be a "new kind of candidate" would be to buck the C.W. on the VP pick, and going Left would be a sure way to do it!

As I've stated a few times, John Kerry for VP would be great for Obama, he's a war vet, he's been in the Senate for a long time (an Obama weak point) and he's going to jam his foot in his mouth so many times Obama will lose his next run for Senator too.

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Who knew?

"If they were merely incompetent, then at least SOME of their actions would have been to the benefit of the country."

I've heard that, but I don't know that it was ever confirmed.

Certainly, Kerry never talked about it. Pity, he might have received more support in 2004 if people had known that he was in Vietnam.

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