February 29, 2008
Obama veepstakes sneak peak
Posted by: Chris
Given the increasingly long odds facing Hillary Clinton and polls that show Barack Obama ahead in her must-win state of Texas, some pundits have already begun speculating about Obama veep possibilities.
I nearly fell out of my chair when I read Marc Ambinder's suggestion that Sam Nunn might be near the top of the list. The former senator from Georgia might lend cred on national security and foreign policy, but his role leading the rebellion against Bill Clinton's attempt to let gays serve openly in the military is unpardonable. Nunn as vice president or any role having to do with the nation's military ought to be met with a massive outcry from gays and other civil rights groups.
I was very pleased, on the other hand, to see American Prospect list Bill Richardson as among the possibilities. The New Mexico governor and former U.N. ambassador is the obvious pick for either Clinton or Obama, which is probably why Richardson keeps stalling on a primary endorsement.
Maybe he'll come out over the weekend to give Obama momentum with Latinos going into Tuesday's vote.
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