Friday, August 22, 2008

Veepstakes: More speculation, more Hillary talk

By Michael J.W. Stickings

For what it's worth (as I just got back from the Jays-Yankees game -- a Jays 14-3 thrashing of the Yanks! -- and am pretty tired):

According to Time's Mark Helperin, "[t]wo Republicans who know say McCain has apparently settled on Mitt Romney as his running mate." He predicts Obama will announce Biden on Saturday.

Krazy Kristol, poking through a Time interview with Obama from earlier this week, thinks it could be Reed, "the best choice among the senators."

Karen Tumulty, who co-conducted the interview, guesses Bayh.


Obama tells USA Today that he's already made up his mind but "would not reveal the name or just when he will tell the nation about his choice."


As for me, well, more and more, I think Obama will pick Hillary. As I've said before, it makes a lot of sense, and now more than ever, and it would be just the sort of game-changer he needs.

The announcement could come on Saturday in Springfield, Illinois. Just imagine the excitement if it's Hillary -- just imagine what incredible momentum that would generate, what powerful party unity, what an awesome narrative for the media.

I'd be fine with Biden (and perhaps Reed), but, yes, part of me -- and given how the primaries went I can't quite believe it's come to this, that I'm about to write this -- part of me, a big part, wants it to be Hillary.

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  • While I wonder how well they could work together, I have to agree that two heavy hitters like Obama and Clinton would be a steam roller for the Democrats.

    Romney, on the other hand, is just the kind of slick, pandering phony I hope McCain chooses.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 8:58 AM  

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