Sunday, January 13, 2008

Vice President Daschle?

I just watched Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader and co-chair of the Obama campaign, talking on CNN. I've always had a lot of time for Mr. Daschle and, had he run for president as expected in 2004, he would have been the guy I was routing for.

I've thought before and figured it was worth writing down that my prediction is that, should Obama win the Democratic nomination, Daschle would be his running mate.


nbt said...

I'm banking on Bill Bradley. He's a former presidential candidate that didn't go neg. He's a classy guy which could play well [for Obama] in his message to unite red and blue states.

Plus, not only is Bradley a left wing anti-war politician, he also knows a bit about minorities as he was lifelong teamates with inner city African Americans when he played with the Knicks. Which makes him well known outside political circles.

Anonymous said...

Bradley's from New Jersey though --so and Obama-Bradley ticket would consist of two candidates both from Northern "blue states."

I think Daschale is a stronger possibility -- from a so-called red state, plus he has alot of experience in the Senate which would quell concerns about Obama's lack of experience.

I wouldn't rule out John Edwards as a running mate either, though I don't know if he'd want to be a VP candidate again.

nbpolitico said...

Illonois isn't exactly a "northern" state, it would be considered midwest, though it is in the north of the U.S. But, point taken, Bradley doesn't do a lot to "balance the ticket".

Daschle has a great deal of experience having served as Democratic leader in the Senate for 10 years, though he never served on the Foreign Relations or Armed Forces committees, he would have been privy to a lot of security information and helped lead Democratic decisions on those matters as a floor leader.